"Refugees 'are forced into destitution' in Britain because they cannot be sent back"
The Independent, 10th December 2012
Has the Coalition kept its pledge to ring-fence the NHS budget?
Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the body charged with upholding the quality of the UK's Official Statistics - the UK Statistics Authority - has today written to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to ask that he and the Conservative Party "clarify" claims both made about increases to the NHS budget since the Coalition took office.
What did Lord Justice Leveson say about the accuracy of the press?
In his report Lord Justice Leveson refers repeatedly to the first clause of the Editors’ Code of Practice:
What criteria has Leveson set out for the new regulatory solution?
It should first and foremost be effective, enjoying the support and trust of both the industry and public. This means that it needs to be seen to be independent of the press, so that the industry is not “marking its own homework.” It should be universally adopted by the major news publishers, and capable of adapting to changes in technology. It should also have a clear set of standards and the means to ensure compliance with them.
After Lord Justice Leveson publishes his much-anticipated report into press standards, Full Fact brings you the first in our series of reports explaining what it all means.
A Summary of the Executive Summary:
Lord Justice Leveson’s report should be judged by the standard Alan Rusbridger set at the beginning. It needs to “find ways of bolstering all the good that flows from the best journalism while cutting out the worst.”
It is an opportunity to make journalism better, more effective, and better protected.
"A combination of the cuts, female underemployment (draining the talent pool still further of women who might one day move into senior roles) and the scarcity of females of diverse backgrounds at the top of Britain's most important institutions could, for the first time in decades, put the glacial rate of progress into very sharp reverse."
Last week, Maria Miller, who besides being the Culture Secretary is also the Minister for Women and Equalities, praised encouraging figures for women in the jobs market. According to her:
"There are more women in work than ever before."
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