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MPs and pers are at logerheads over the attorney general
Parliament at war over attorney general controversy

MPs and peers on the same committee are issuing briefings against each other today over reforms to the role of the attorney general, with a cross party group of rebels saying their colleagues are “letting the government off the hook”. The joint select committee charged with monitoring the government’s efforts at constitutional renewal are split… Read more »

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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Internet needs regulation, say MPs
Internet needs regulation, say MPs

Internet companies need to establish a body which can regulate goings-on on the web, a committee of MPs has said. “The internet has transformed all our lives and is overwhelmingly a force for good,” said John Whittingdale, chairman of the culture, media and sport committee. “However, there is a dark side and many parents are… Read more »