The DWP policy that is nothing short of eugenics

We can now properly analyse the effect of a four-year-old Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) policy. It’s caused poverty to increase. And the policy may also have caused an increase in abortions. But exclusive research by The Canary has also found birth rates among the poorest women have dramatically fallen; potentially also due to the policy. Yet so far, the DWP maintains that there isn’t a problem. The two-child limit The two-child limit is a DWP policy. The then Tory government brought it in on 6 April 2017. It meant the DWP would only pay Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit for two children in a family;…

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Priti Patel’s BBC interview was nothing short of disgraceful

The Conservative government plumbed new depths of vileness on Wednesday 20 January. Because home secretary Priti Patel’s appearance on BBC Breakfast was nothing short of disgraceful. And it was even worse in light of a documentary that aired the previous night. A damning documentary On Tuesday 19 January, the UK had its highest death toll of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 1,610 people died from the virus. That evening, ITV aired a documentary called Outbreak: The Virus That Shook The World. It was a look back at the past year of the pandemic. Some of the media focused on China’s role. But the documentary was equally damning about the…

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A short film made by a community is getting international recognition

A short film about a community project in south London during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has gone global. It’s already picked up an award at an international film festival. And the film is being screened at several others.Surviving in LewishamFeeding Lewisham – Foodbanks In Crisis is a short film that centres around the work of a grassroots group. The group is called We Care Food Bank – Corona Community Support Network. It works out of Deptford, south London. During the pandemic, it provided food and supplies to around 5,000 people and pets in need of support. But crucially, it did all of this without any money from government…

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Short, sharp lockdown considered to tackle virus in Wales

The Welsh government is looking “very carefully” at introducing a time-limited circuit-breaker lockdown in Wales, the first minister has confirmed. Mark Drakeford said the “short, sharp” lockdown could last for between two and three weeks, with a decision due to be announced on 19 October.The Welsh Labour leader also suggested Wales could introduce a new set of national restrictions after a successful reset of the virus, after warning around 2,500 people in the country are currently being infected every day. LockdownIt was also confirmed that a travel ban preventing people from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus from entering Wales will come into force from…

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BHM: This week’s top three short films

The time of the year has come around again when the British Film Institute holds its annual London Film Festival. Now in its 64th year, the festival runs from 7 to 18 October.The BFI showcases extraordinary UK filmmaking talent and this year’s festival is no different. To kick off the second and last week, we’ve chosen three incredible shorts (in no particular order) that highlight diverse Black stories with a UK focus.1. Dolapo is FineImage Credit: Dolapo Is Fine / Helen Murray Driven and determined to succeed in life, Dolapo has high hopes of bagging herself a job in the City as she makes plans to leave boarding school.…

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