THE dangerous shambles that our prisons system became under Chris Grayling as justice secretary should serve as a caution over his plans for railways in England.
Grayling introduced a system he called “benchmarking” by which publicly owned prisons had their operations...
Wednesday 7th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Rail union to protest at unveiling of Network Rail privatisation
Tuesday 6th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
BRITAIN’S worst-performing privatised rail service has descended into further chaos, prompting calls for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to out the mess.
Thousands of passengers using Southern Rail, which was recently bailed out with a £20 million taxpayer hand-out...
Thursday 3rd Nov 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
A MASSIVE infrastructure public spending gap between people living in the north compared to London and the south east was revealed in new analysis yesterday.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says that spending per head is £280 in the north — but hits...
Monday 8th Aug 2016
The government argues that competition improves services, but in the probation service at least a quarter of contracts were awarded without any competition at all. SOLOMON HUGHES reports
Friday 5th Aug 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
Judges declare requirement of proof before legal aid is invalid
Friday 19th Feb 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Campaigners who feared wrongful convictions hail U-turn
Friday 4th Dec 2015
posted by Will Stone in Britain
Scandal-mad security firm hires copper who resigned after 8 final warnings
Thursday 3rd Dec 2015
Lord Falconer tells delegates it’s been treated like a football
Monday 19th Oct 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
PRISON reformers scored a major victory yesterday after the government U-turned on its controversial book ban for inmates.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove has ordered the scrapping of a rule limiting the number of books allowed in each cell to 12.From September 1 both relatives...
Monday 13th Jul 2015