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the youth justice system is harming neurodivergent children

the youth justice system is harming neurodivergent children

Neurodivergent children are disproportionately represented in the youth justice system in England. This includes those with conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and speech,...
A Republican bubble? How pollsters and pundits got the US midterms so wrong

A Republican bubble? How pollsters and pundits got the US midterms so wrong

During the month leading up to the US midterm elections, talk of a commanding Republican victory went from a “red wave” to a “red tsunami”. The Republicans were on for...
Strikes: how do they work?

Strikes: how do they work?

The UK has seen an autumn of strikes. Workers on the railways, at London Underground and at Royal Mail have been among those taking action. This looks set to continue...
Fifa’s clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own guidance on human rights

Fifa’s clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own guidance on human rights

The 2022 men’s World Cup host nation Qatar is known for its human rights abuses relating to women, migrant workers and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Same sex relationships in...
Austerity gutted the welfare state – preserving benefits now can’t make up for that

Austerity gutted the welfare state – preserving benefits now can’t make up for that

Many people on low incomes will have breathed a sigh of relief when the UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt announced, in his autumn statement on November 17 2022, that he would...