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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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Gordon Brown speaks out against "secessionist forces"
“We are stronger together” – PM defends union

Gordon Brown has today written in defence of the union, arguing “secessionist forces” are loudly at work to undermine it. Writing in the Telegraph, the prime minister said: “We must be resolute in defending the union and argue against those who put it at risk.” Mr Brown argued the union is a force for good… Read more »

Brown wants statement of British values
Brown stresses Britishness over ‘English question’

Gordon Brown today denied suggestions an “English question” hangs over his premiership. Addressing the Commons liaison committee, Mr Brown rejected calls for a separate English parliament. Instead he quoted a recent opinion poll showing English support for the union is “very high indeed”. “With the whole of the UK there is a recognition of the… Read more »