Author Archives: Clare Sambrook

John Reid, the security industry’s salesman in the House of Lords

Lord Reid was quick to exploit a brutal murder to promote the surveillance state.

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Lord Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons, attacks ‘perverse’ decision not to prosecute G4S over Mubenga death

A terrible day for the UK Border Agency, as Peers describe its culture of disbelief, its abuse of torture victims, the denial of legal representation, dawn raids on pregnant mothers, the perils of outsourcing, ‘loutish and aggressive’ behaviour, deaths by … Continue reading

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G4S teaches UK Border Agency how to care for children

 in “Keeping Children Safe”.

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A child, a bleeding anus, interrogation by the UK Border Agency

Child B is apprehended after landing in Dover. He is subjected to something called a “welfare interview” and asked “Are you in any pain?” Yes, he says. The little finger on his left hand is in a splint. He is … Continue reading

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Skinback Fusiliers

An explosive novel about the army that no publisher will touch while Britain is involved in bloody conflicts is being serialised free online.

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When they said ‘We will end child detention,’ they meant ‘Keep on arresting babies’

At 11.36 this morning the mother of an 8-month old baby made a desperate plea for help on her mobile.

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