Benefit sanctions to be reviewed
The government’s own Social Security Advisory Committee called for a review of benefit sanctions last week.
It said there is no firm evidence that sanctions help people find jobs.
Prevent strategy claims toddler victim
A three year old child from east London has been put in a “de-radicalisation” programme as part of the government’s Islamophobic Prevent strategy.
The child was referred to the programme as part of a “wider family group”.
New inquiry into spy cops
A public inquiry into undercover policing was launched on Tuesday of this week.
The inquiry was ordered after it was revealed that a police spy infiltrated the justice campaign of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Cuts hit black people harder
Black and ethnic minority people are more likely to be made poorer at a faster rate than white people due to Tory austerity, a study has found.
A Runnymede Trust report shows that some four million black and ethnic minority people could be left with less income.
The worst affected group is British Muslims.