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Lords rejected Manchester for first super casino
Jowell looks for plan B as Lords reject casinos

The House of Lords last night voted against the government order on casinos, leaving culture secretary Tessa Jowell struggling to claim plans are “very much alive”. Peers voted 123 votes to 120 for an amendment sending the government’s entire casino package back to the planning stage. MPs approved the plans, despite initial expectations the vote… Read more »

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Asylum seeker policy is 'failing'
Govt’s failed asylum policy ‘lacks human decency’

The government’s treatment of failed asylum seekers goes against “human decency” and needs to be reformed, a report published today has argued. Commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Moving On: from destitution to contribution claims the government’s policy towards refused asylum seekers is “failing” and leaves people in “appalling and inhumane” conditions. The Home… Read more »

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