93% Cut to Foreign Aid Spells disaster for Syrian Children

New Secret Aid Cuts Threaten World’s Poorest – Send an Urgent Email to Your MP   Photo credit: UNICEF/Syria/2020/Delil Souleiman A “grotesque betrayal” of British values – this is how Bob Geldof, who led 1985’s Live Aid, described shocking new … Continue reading 93% Cut to Foreign Aid Spells disaster for Syrian Children

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Announced – UK orders 40 million

The first truly effective coronavirus vaccine from the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech was announced today which the makers believe could prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, frollowing preliminary analysis. The developers – Pfizer and BioNTech – … Continue reading Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Announced – UK orders 40 million

Ban on Further UK Fracking

Friends of the Earth have won a ban on any further fracking in the UK. Today the UK Government announced that a moratorium on fracking in England, which means that no new fracking can take place anywhere in the country. Friends of the Earth have campaigned for over 8 years for a ban on fracking in the UK Lancashire and Yorkshire are two areas that campaigned against fracking rigs,  legal threats and earthquakes. Friends of the Earth started campaigning back in 2011  against the emerging fracking industry, because the last thing the UK needed was a new source of fossil … Continue reading Ban on Further UK Fracking

STATE IMPERFECT 2019

Recent figures have shown that Homelessness has risen by a third between 2016-2019; and has doubled in London. Around 4,751 people were estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night in England in 2017 = this Is of increase of 169% since 2010. 30% of children are classed as living in poverty in the UK in 2018. According to DWP figures, 20 million people were claiming benefits in the last quarter of 2018. 66% of those are over state pension age and 34% of working age. 4.2 Million people claimed Housing Benefit in the last quarter of 2018. Around … Continue reading STATE IMPERFECT 2019