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Issue No. 2427

Refugees left to die at sea

The British government has said it will not support future search and rescue operations for refugees drowning in the Mediterranean. 

This comes as Italy’s government said it plans to end its official sea and rescue operation.

Over 2,500 desperate refugees have drowned this year alone.

Children don’t trust the police

Children and young people have a “profound lack of trust” in the police, a report has found.

The study by MPs and peers warned that experiences, such as arrest and stop and search procedures, breeds “frustration and anger”.

Payout for spy cop victim

A woman who was deceived into having a relationship and later a child with an undercover cop has been paid £425,000 in compensation.

She received psychiatric support and contemplated suicide after learning her former partner was a spy. 

Equality gap gets wider

Britain has slipped out of the top 20 countries for gender equality as the gap between men and women in the workplace has widened.

The World Economic Forum recorded Britain’s lowest score since 2008.

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Tue 28 Oct 2014, 17:28 GMT
Issue No. 2427
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