Law

Bernard Hogan-Howe

Police chief calls for mandatory drug testing

Met police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for mandatory drug testing of all workers, it has been revealed. In a recent speech made to an all-parliamentary group on cannabis and children, the Met police commissioner called for mandatory drug testing to be implemented in workplaces across the country, particularly for those in the teaching or nursing professions. Under the proposed[Read More...]

Patrick Lynch

Disabled man sues government after bungled ATOS examination

A disabled man has launched a court case against ATOS after he was wrongly found fit for work under the government’s disability assessment scheme. Patrick Lynch, a former social care worker was forced to quit his job because of a brain condition which needed surgery. He is suing both the government and ATOS over the benefits test, after being wrongly[Read More...]

Tony Farrell

Whistleblower Tony Farrell speaks out against police misconduct

A former police analyst has spoken out about widespread corruption within the police force, after a series of incidents led him to question the integrity of his superiors. We caught up with Tony Farrell, a former Principal Intelligence Analyst at South Yorkshire Police at the Critical Mass Radio Conference in Manchester on November 30th 2012. Mr Farrell had worked at[Read More...]

Ethiopian Jews were forcibly sterilised in Israel

Israeli government acknowledges forced contraception on Ethiopian women

Israel has acknowledged that Ethiopian jews were forced to take birth control pills, it has been revealed. The women were pressured or in many cases, forced to undergo injections of the contraceptive Depo-Provera in exchange for citizenship and healthcare. It has since emerged that many of the women who were given these injections in both Israel and in transit camps[Read More...]

Jason Pitter

Role models are lifeline to youngsters, claims barrister

We often hear it said that there is a lack of successful role models for young people living in deprived areas. And Chapeltown in Leeds is no exception. It is one of the poorest areas in the city and has seen its fair share of riots in the 70s, 80s and then again, in August of last year. However, despite[Read More...]