sensitive work of housing vulnerable asylum seekers appears to be defeating the world’s
biggest security company. A leaked letter from G4S director (a former Rentokil executive) illuminates
the unfolding crisis.
get richer. Women are harassed in their homes. The UK Border Agency's contractor G4S is using subcontractors who are not up to the task. The newly privatised market in asylum housing is a shambles and a warning.
On Monday 18 March a potentially historic vote on whether and how the UK press should be regulated will be voted on by the House of Commons. This sets out the case for the opposition against the British government's approach.
Stripping those born here of their citizenship by arbitrary acts of government has alarming historical overtones and raises serious questions about the British state. Why have such acts increased so rapidly under the Coalition?
Inquests, High Court judgments, reports from HM Inspector
of Prisons, Medical Justice, and the UK Border Agency’s own inspectorate have all exposed healthcare failings in UK immigration detention centres, but change is
a long time coming.
For advocates of globalisation, the 'frontier' is often presented as an obstacle to universal freedom. But as the anti-democratic implications of this argument are increasingly evident, what if the solution to managing power is not fewer borders but more?
The government today released its amended regulations on NHS procurement after considerable outrage from campaigners and parliamentarians over what appeared clear breaches of agreements. But is the government still going ahead with compulsory NHS competition?
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