Our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of the terrible attack in Manchester last night and our thoughts are with their loved ones. This was a brutal, horrifying act targeting innocent families and children on what should have been an exciting night out.
But watching Mancunians come together is humbling and inspiring – amid the ongoing confusion, social media has been flooded with offers of spare rooms, free rides, phone chargers and cups of tea.
The emergency services worked tirelessly through the night.
Last weekend, Liberty members joined us in Sheffield to debate gender-based violence, State surveillance and much more at our AGM. Here’s what Liberty’s Director, Martha Spurrier, had to say at the end of an inspiring day.
It’s been quite a year.
Politics has put pollsters out of business as we’ve careened from one surprise result to another – whether it was the EU Referendum, the election of Donald Trump or the announcement of a snap election.
So there it is – a General Election on Thursday 8 June.
As manifestos are frantically drawn up, Liberty calls on all political parties to take this chance to take a stand for the principles and laws that protect the rights of ordinary people across the UK, day in, day out.
We urge them to commit to protecting our Human Rights Act and maintaining our membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Last week, the Service Complaints Ombudsman Nicola Williams published her first annual report.
It covers her first year in charge of the new Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces (SCOAF) – and it paints a worrying picture of the bullying and discrimination still a very serious problem within our military.