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Issue 2479

Half cannot get enough care

A study of 500 disabled people by the charity Scope found that over half could not get enough care to live independently.

Some slept fully clothed in their wheelchairs and went without food and drink because of lack of support.

Plenty of cash for prisons

The Tories are building nine new prisons with space for 10,000 prisoners.

They have managed to find over £1 billion for the project, despite budget cuts elsewhere.

England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe.

Government taken to court

The Supreme Court is hearing a case of a Libyan man who accuses the British government of conspiring in his “rendition” to Libya for torture in 2004.

Abdel-Hakim Belhadj, became Tripoli’s military commander after Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.

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