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“How many of you knew that this place existed?” a man called Dave Bangs says to a 300-strong crowd. I look around and see two hands up. Most people here are locals, but have never been to this beautiful little haven of nature, just a couple of miles from Brighton city centre. We are tak...
Republican lawmakers are attempting to pass legislation making it harder to vote in the US, forcing Democrats to take extraordinary action to combat it. GOP legislators in several states are advancing bills that place more restrictions on voting, prompting Democrats to leave the state to stop the b...
Labour leader Keir Starmer has taken fence-sitting to the next level after claiming that he both supports Dawn Butler and the deputy speaker who expelled her from the House of Commons. Starmer stated that Butler was right to call Boris Johnson a liar, and he branded the Prime Minister “the master o...
A trade union organisation has just exposed the Tories’ contentious pay rise for NHS workers for what it is: a pay cut. Because the meagre 3% the government is offering doesn’t make up for over a decade of pay freezes. NHS pay chaos This year, the Tory government has been at the centre...
On Saturday 24 July, anti-vaxxer and anti-lockdown protesters gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square. Yes, peaceful protest is everyone’s right. But life-threatening comments, comparing NHS staff to Nazis, are not. And calling such remarks “utterly appalling” or depraved doesn&#821...
A class action has been launched against the government claiming post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements infringe the economic rights of Northern Ireland citizens. The Northern Ireland Protocol’s terms have adversely affected some companies. If successful, the commercial litigation could p...
A report has raised human rights concerns regarding decades of failed government privatisation in the UK. A campaign group said it identified potentially ‘serious human rights breaches’. And one of its authors, former UN investigator Philip Alston, is no stranger to criticising UK polit...
On 18 July, The Canary highlighted Brandon Lewis’s attempt to whitewash Britain’s war crimes in Ireland with an amnesty for British forces and all combatants of the conflict. That article also noted opposition from victims’ families and the Irish government to Lewis’s proposal. An...
On 24 July, health secretary Sajid Javid suggested that the nation needs to not “cower” from coronavirus (Covid-19). Those who have lost loved ones to the virus have criticised Javid’s remarks as “deeply insensitive”. Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice joined opposition MPs in branding th...
As reported in The Canary, Labour MP Dawn Butler was ordered to leave the House of Commons on 22 July. This was because she called prime minister Boris Johnson a liar. Butler clearly explained how Johnson had lied – about growth in the economy, nursing bursaries, investment in the NHS, and th...
The government has expanded its workplace testing programme to an initial 200 sites for frontline emergency services personnel. It comes amid criticism of the government’s self-isolation policy. While some are criticising that, however, others are criticising the framing of what’s being...
A witness has described how his neighbours escaped unharmed after a lightning strike caused the roof to collapse and flames to spread through two semi-detached houses. After the heat Paramedics assessed a 70-year-old woman after the strike severely damaged the two houses in Andover, Hampshire, on t...
YesCymru, the campaign group for an independent Wales, begins hosting an online event called Yestival – A Strong Economy for People and Planet, on Saturday 24 July. The event is: a series of discussions and debates over a number of days about a better future for the people of Wales. Specifica...
Charities say they will continue working to make sure the government doesn’t “forget the commitment it has made”. This is in reference to the prime minister’s promise to fix the social care crisis, made exactly two years ago. An empty promise? Age UK analysed data from NHS Digital. It s...
The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 Ma...
The number of people in hospital with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England has risen to its highest level in four months, data shows. Latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday 23 July. That’s the highest level since 22 Ma...
New figures suggest that when the Universal Credit uplift ends in the autumn, it will affect millions of people. That includes more than 660,000 low-paid key workers, including nurses, supermarket staff and social carers. The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has carried out r...
Just days after NHS workers recoiled at a meagre 3% pay offer from the government, the Tories are set to spend £195m on killer drones. After 18 months of living through a pandemic, with its terrible toll on healthcare and other frontline sectors, this is insult on top of insult. UK Defence Journal...
The Tories are still going to cut Universal Credit by £20 a week. Now, a think tank has given a stark warning about the effect this will have. But will the government listen? And was the £20 uplift really adequate in the first place? Universal Credit chaos As The Canary has documented, the DWP&#821...
Black journalist, activist, and former Labour Party member Marc Wadsworth has just won a court case against the Jewish Chronicle (JC). But the story is merely a symptom of the illness. Because Wadsworth believes the ultimate blame lies with Labour itself. Marc Wadsworth Wadsworth is a civil rights...
The Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) has published a damning report revealing the “devastating” impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on children in the youth justice system. The AYJ’s wide-ranging findings include safeguarding concerns, youth offending institutions depri...
The number of people with coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to rise across the UK, with around one in 75 people in England infected, new figures have suggested. It comes as elements of the media continue to blame staff absences on the so-called ‘pingdemic’. It's not a pingdemic, it...
The government has set out proposals for a shake-up in the energy market which it claims will save customers money. It hasn’t committed to re-nationalising the energy network, however, which groups like We Own It argue would save money for both customers and taxpayers. Cap New legislation is...
Two UK warships will permanently deploy to the Asia-Pacific region, the defence secretary Ben Wallace has announced. He said the UK would use the ships to carry out freedom of navigation missions. In practice, the UK wants to compete with China, the major regional power. Elite commandos will also d...
A Labour MP has been ordered to leave the House of Commons after refusing to withdraw claims that Boris Johnson has lied to the House and the country over and over again. Dawn Butler (Brent Central) was told to withdraw from the chamber by temporary deputy speaker Judith Cummins following her remar...
NHS workers and unions have responded to the government’s confused, last-minute announcement of an “insulting” 3% pay rise with outrage. After inflation, the proposed pay ‘rise’ amounts to about 0.6%. The government has left many NHS staff – such as junior doctors &#82...
US president Joe Biden recently made the first transfer of a Guantanamo Bay detention center detainee since he entered the White House in January. To be clear, this should be welcomed. Guantanamo Bay has become perhaps the most enduring symbol of the excesses and kneejerk trampling over civil liber...
Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school. Damages The English Defence League founder – whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was sued by Jamal Hijazi, who was assaulted in the playground at Almondbury Community Schoo...
Drilling the Cambo oil and gas field is incompatible with Scotland’s climate change targets, the Scottish Greens have said. MSPs are being urged to back a motion submitted by the party opposing plans for a new offshore drilling site near Shetland. It comes amid fears the UK Government is set to app...
Health unions are to consult their members regarding industrial action following the “insulting” 3% pay offer for England. Nurses, paramedics, consultants, dentists and salaried GPs come under the new pay deal. Pat Cullen, interim general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), said the 3%...
Rates of hunger are more than 150% the national average in one out of every six local authorities, according to researchers who created a map showing where millions of UK residents struggle to access food. The University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food modelled data from the Food Founda...