The Magna Carta is renowned across the world as a pivotal event in the development of human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was described as an “international Magna Carta for all men everywhere”, and led to the formation of the European Convention on Human Rights; which was enshrined in UK law by the Human Rights Act (HRA). Government plans to scrap the HRA threaten to reverse the hard fought for gains in universal human rights.
Gerry Gold analyses the reality behind the headlines of the autumn statement and concludes that far from ending, austerity is deepening.
ALMOST 600 SUICIDES LINKED WITH TORY GOVERNMENT BENEFIT REASSESSMENTS
New research shows a possible direct link between the Tory Government’s vicious Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and a rise in suicides, mental health problems and anti depressant prescribing.
Nationally, 590 suicides were linked to WCA, while in Salford, between 2011 and 2013, 8,030 Incapacity Benefit claimants went through the WCA and 1,740 were found to be fit for work. During this time there were 63 suicides in Salford…