Young people face the worst economic prospects for several generations, according to a report released on Friday by The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Words and images: Isabella Ellis, Sub-Editor: Mariya Savova The study, ’Is Britain Fairer?’, concludes that those under 34 have suffered the biggest drop in income and employment during the recent recession and up until two years ago. While for some barriers to economic success were found to have decreased, for the young they have significantly increased since the Tory led coalition came to power in 2010. We took a look at some of the barriers identified in the report. Education costs keep rising The Conservative-led coalition cut the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in 2010 as 620,000 college students fr
Labour leader and North Islington MP, Jeremy Corbyn has been a long time opponent of the Trident nuclear weapons programme. During debates surrounding its renewal, he backed the Scottish Labour Party to vote against it. Words: Izza Hina, Subeditor: Corey Armishaw In an interview with The Guardian, he stated that by not supporting the renewal at the Labour Party’s Scottish conference, he hopes to change Labour policy at Westminster. Corbyn has been warned of a rift among the Scottish Labour Party, as many members have opposing views. Jim Murphy, previous leader of the Scottish National Party between 2014 -2015 has extensively backed the renewal. Scottish Labour Party politicians Neil Findlay and Katy Clark are both campaigners for nuclear disarmament. MP an
The European and Russian space agencies plan for a possible permanent settlement on the moon have been revealed. The ambitious space mission, called Luna 27, is set to start in five years time and is planned to complete in 2040. Words: Aled Scudamore Sub Editor: Corey Armishaw The initial plan for the mission is to test the moon for possible raw materials for fuel also to see if there is potential for water and oxygen. After the tests have been done they will then attempt to colonize the moon with a small group of people. The plans are for the settlement to be built on the edge of the South Pole where it is always dark, making it one of the coldest places in the Solar System. This will mean they will have access to ice and other frozen chemistry to test and use for potential fuel. ...
Plans to give police access to all UK internet users browsing history are expected to be announced this Wednesday. Words: Corey Armishaw Sub Editor: Daisy Greenway A new surveillance bill would make it a legal requirement for all telecoms and internet service providers to store all customers browsing history for 12 months, according to reports. Dubbed a revival of the so-called “Snooper’s Charter” (which was shelved after opposition from the Liberal Democrats during the coalition), the new bill would allow authorities to access specific web addresses people had visited. However, approval from a judge would be required to view the content of the websites, emails and social media messages. Unlike the shelved communications bill, which would have required the storing of phone, ema