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Issue No. 2464

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.

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Tue 28 Jul 2015, 17:29 BST
Issue No. 2464
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