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Safety fears over elite police officers drunk on duty at UK’s nuclear sites

Safety fears over elite police officers drunk on duty at UK’s nuclear sites

Police officers with the elite force that guards Britain’s nuclear power stations have been caught drunk, using drugs, misusing firearms and also accused of sexual harassment and

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Tens of thousands of the poorest people in Britain risk being made homeless because of the bedroom tax, according to an analysis of councils’ assessments of the welfare cut.

From last …

MoD admits campaign in Afghanistan is ‘an unwinnable war’

MoD admits campaign in Afghanistan is ‘an unwinnable war’

British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning …

Carer crisis: Councils cutting vital grants for those looking after sick and disabled relatives

Carer crisis: Councils cutting vital grants for those looking after sick and disabled relatives

A cruel new wave of council cuts is axing vital grants to people who care for their disabled relatives. Respite payments, which let full-time carers take …

Obama DOJ again refuses to tell a court whether CIA drone program even exists

Obama DOJ again refuses to tell a court whether CIA drone program even exists

It is not news that the US government systematically abuses its secrecy powers to shield its actions from public scrutiny, democratic accountability, and judicial review. But …

Sharp drop in new affordable homes under coalition, council data shows

Sharp drop in new affordable homes under coalition, council data shows

The coalition will commission just 37,000 new affordable homes for poorer residents – a fifth of the number ministers had promised to build by the end of the parliament …

US newspapers accused of complicity as drone report reopens security debate

US newspapers accused of complicity as drone report reopens security debate

US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone …

The Day in FoIA: US government “outsources transparency”, Welsh assembly at the Supreme Court and Danish opposition to new FOIA

Transparency Outsourced as U.S. Hires Vendors for Disclosure Aid

The next time you submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. government, it may end up in the hands of a company you’ve never heard of.

At least …

Obama administration struggles to live up to its transparency promise, Post analysis shows

Obama administration struggles to live up to its transparency promise, Post analysis shows

In its first year, the Obama administration vowed an increase in transparency across government, including through the Freedom of Information Act, the proactive release of documents and …

Obama’s worst kept secret

Obama’s worst kept secret

Last week, the Obama administration submitted a Motion for Summary Judgment in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that demanded government agencies release documents on …

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