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Dominic Grieve, shadow home secretary
Tories push for more surveillance

In a sign the Conservative party may be moving away from the civil liberties ideals of former shadow home secretary David Davis, the Tories have announced a push to make it easier for police to launch surveillance operations against non-terrorists. New shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve wants to get rid of the system for authorising… 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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David Davis faces new by-election threat from rape victim
Rape victim to challenge Davis

A rape victim angry at David Davis’ alleged lack of interest in sexual violence is to challenge the former shadow home secretary in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election. Jill Saward, who was raped in 1986, is critical of Mr Davis’ decision to fight a by-election on the single issue of pre-charge detention. Her name is… Read more »