The governments targeting of vulnerable people has been unprecedented in recent political history. In particular, mental health services can no longer cope with demand because of horrendous cuts to NHS services, and the demise of funding for the voluntary sector. 1,230 more words
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This bastion of truth, this empire of excellence, this disseminator of veracity, this moral Matriarch …
“There is a small group of powerful people at the BBC who think it would have been better if the truth about Savile had never come out. 162 more words
Reason: for standing up to prejudice.
Context matters. So do intentions. Which means that when Benedict Cumberbatch this week used the word ‘coloured’ — provoking one of those wearily predictable storms — it needs to be read with the other words surrounding it: 409 more words
A crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square to express solidarity with the journalists, cartoonists and other victims of the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. 270 more words