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  • Politicians write to BBC over "toxic" Question Time

    March 12, 2020

    A group of politicians have written to the BBC asking how the institution intends to tackle what they see as the growing “toxicity” of the politics show Question Time [1].


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  • Politicians to launch new group for compassionate politics

    March 02, 2020

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 3 March, politicians from at least five parties will launch a group aimed at changing the culture of politics and promoting policies and practices built on compassion.

    The group will be chaired by the Labour MP Debbie Abrahams and the Conservative Baroness Warsi. Other politicians involved in setting up the group include the MPs Tracey Crouch, Ben Lake, Caroline Lucas, Martyn Day and Baroness Ruth Lister.

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  • Where now for UK politics?

    February 16, 2020

    “Everyone has a right to subsistence. Everybody has a right to a home. Everybody has the right to work in the commons.” Prof Guy Standing at our conference "Where Now for UK Politics?"

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  • Public agree: politicians who deliberately lie should be treated as criminals

    January 17, 2020

    Polling released today finds that over two-thirds of people (68%) believe politicians who deliberately misled the public during the recent election campaign should now be subject to criminal investigation and prosecution [1].

    The polling comes following a bitterly divisive campaign described by many commentators as the most dishonest in living memory [2]. The fact-checking agency Full Fact concluded that “the vote was left wide open to misinformation and abuse” [3].  


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  • "Cruel and vindictive": campaigners respond to introduction of universal credit for Grenfell survivors

    September 04, 2019

    Compassion in Politics [1] champion and Grenfell campaigner Joe Delaney has responded to the news that the government will introduce universal credit for the survivors of the Grenfell fire which could mean those survivors are forced to go without cash over Christmas [2]. Joe and the Compassion in Politics campaign is urging the government to postpone roll-out until at least after Christmas. 

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