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Anoosh Chakelian is the New Statesman’s Britain editor.
The number of people living further than a ten-minute walk from a public park will rise by 5 per cent over the next five years, hitting deprived areas hardest.
The lawyer behind some of Britain’s most high-profile cases reflects on his most personal brush with government incompetence: the loss of his brother to Covid-19.
Government rhetoric of “whatever it takes” has morphed into “share the burden”.
For people stuck in dangerous households under coronavirus restrictions, austerity and systemic flaws created a perfect storm.
The number of people claiming benefits in the UK rose to 2.1 million in the first full month of lockdown.
The government says it’s trying to stop “cheap, low-skilled labour” – which is exactly what the UK is relying on in the pandemic.
When Covid-19 arrived, Alison Robinson was put in charge of a new bereavement nursing service at her hospital. She tells us how death has changed in the time of coronavirus.
The government faces a potential legal challenge over the health and safety rights of gig economy workers.
The changes announced by the Prime Minister amount to a change in guidance rather than to our rights.
Countries suffering mildly from coronavirus despair at the UK, where their friends and relatives are dying in above average numbers.