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Privatisation works by opening up services to a free market, which drives down prices and leads to innovation and improvements in customer service. These improvements over a nationalised system are born out of competition between different providers. The telecoms industry is an excellent example of where privatisation has worked to effect improvements; numerous providers offer […]

The Parliamentary Candidate hustings for Manchester Withington were hosted by the University of Manchester's Students' Union. Photo: @iatw4l @Twitter.

The government plans to slash the legal aid budget by £350m, yet legal aid will remain in almost all criminal cases or cases that involve areas which are protected by law such as domestic violence, forced marriage or child abduction. The current budget for legal aid in the United Kingdom stands at £2bn, which is […]

Paraphrasing Winston Churchill is a fraught business at the best of times, but the prison sentences given to the players involved in Lord’s spot-fixing scandal must be seen as “not the beginning of the end, but at least the end of the beginning” in the battle to fight corruption in cricket.

The Parliamentary Candidate hustings for Manchester Withington were hosted by the University of Manchester's Students' Union. Photo: @iatw4l @Twitter.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke’s proposals for legal aid reform may sound fairly reasonable when written down; it is hard to argue that “unnecessary litigation” could ever be a good thing (Ministerial Foreword: Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales). However, what he deems to be “unnecessary cases”, which the public should […]

As reported exclusively in The Mancunion last week, the number of sex attacks is on the rise in student areas of Manchester. What, then, can be said of the number of convictions? Or the sentences these offenders are likely to receive? Earlier this year, new plans for a consultation on sentencing reform came under fire […]

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