Croydon council on verge of bankruptcy after risky investments | Society

Ministers have sent in a taskforce to oversee Croydon council after a devastating audit report revealed the Labour-run authority is on the verge of bankruptcy after making a string of risky property investments and failing to keep control of social care budgets. Auditors heavily criticised the south London council for ignoring over three years of … Read more Croydon council on verge of bankruptcy after risky investments | Society

Is this an age of division? Our research reveals a more complicated reality | World news

Some analysts fear the pandemic will spur a new kind of backlash against the very basis of global society, from migration to cooperation and interdependence. As our in-depth polling shows, however, there is little sign of such motivation from the general public. This is the second year of the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project, a tracking study … Read more Is this an age of division? Our research reveals a more complicated reality | World news

Antisemitism in Labour: what did the report find and what happens next? | Politics

What is the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)? Often referred to as the UK’s human rights watchdog, it is an independent arms-length body with a unique set of legal powers to enforce equality laws, eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality and protect human rights. It was established in 2007 by a Labour government, following a merger … Read more Antisemitism in Labour: what did the report find and what happens next? | Politics

Channel 4 says finances are strong in face of Tory sell-off threats | Channel 4

Channel 4 has said its finances are strong enough to survive as an independent entity, despite threats from Conservative ministers that it could be sold off. The culture minister John Whittingdale hinted earlier this month that the state-owned commercially funded broadcaster could be a potential candidate for privatisation, given the financial pressures faced by traditional … Read more Channel 4 says finances are strong in face of Tory sell-off threats | Channel 4

Key findings of the EHRC inquiry into Labour antisemitism | Politics

The Labour party could have tackled antisemitism more effectively “if the leadership had chosen to do so”, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) concluded as part of its 130-page investigation released on Thursday. The watchdog also found that Labour breached the Equality Act in two cases – relating to the former London mayor Ken … Read more Key findings of the EHRC inquiry into Labour antisemitism | Politics