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One Million Children Will Lose Out On Free School Meals Under Universal Credit; Children’s Society Warns
According to a charity, as many as one million children living in poverty in England are set to lose out on free school meals under universal credit proposals.

The Church of England Children’s Society says under government plans to introduce means testing for free school meals, “a cliff edge” will be created where many families would be better off taking a pay cut. …

Corbyn’s Peace Prize Ignored By British Media Due To His Speech On Nuclear Disarmament
On Friday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize but his prize received slight coverage in the mainstream media.

The Sean MacBride Peace Prize is presented to individuals, organizations or movements for their work in the areas of peace, disarmament and human rights. Mr Corbyn, Noam Chomsky, and Japanese anti-military base activists, were supposed …

Nigel Farage Defends His £132,000 EU Pensions: “Of Course I Would Take It”
Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader will receive a pension from the EU after his retirement which is estimated to be £132,000 a year.

Currently, Farage said he would be able to receive £73,000 when he reaches the age of 63 in ten years, although the estimated pension is £59,000 more than he expected. The former leader has two …

Most People Believe “Important Domestic Issues” Are Ignored By Government Due To Brexit: New Poll
A poll by BMG Research has revealed a large majority of UK people believe the Government is struggling so comprehensive for a Brexit deal that other crucial issues have been just ignored.

About 60% of the voters believed UK ministers are ignoring challenges facing the country and neglecting the “important domestic issues” since they are all focusing on the Brexit matter. Another poll by BMG Research revealed …

Corbyn Accused Government Of Paying “Lip Service” To Israel-Palestine Conflict
Corbyn said those in power do nothing to use their leverage to end the oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian people

During a major speech at the UN in Geneva on Friday afternoon, the Labour Leader has attacked UK governments which “pay lip service to a comprehensive settlement and two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.” The …

Poverty Hits 400,000 More Children And 300,000 More Pensioners; New Report Says
A new report has revealed that hundreds of thousands more children and pensioners are living in poverty because of increasing living costs and Government welfare cut in two decades.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation revealed continued increases in poverty since 2012/13. Nearly 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty. According to JRF, a total of 14 million people in the …