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Last week was a bad week for pollution

It began on Monday, 6 June, with reports that Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is planning to sue the Greater London Authority following the death of her nine-year-old daughter Ella as a result of...

By 
Will McMahon
13 June 2016
Publication

'Better Regulation': Better for whom?

This Briefing by Professor Steve Tombs places the spotlight on the lack of effective regulation of pollution, food safety and workplace health and safety standards in the UK. An estimated 29,000 deaths each year in the UK are attributable to the effects of airborne pollution. Some one million cases...
By 
Professor Steve Tombs
1 May 2016
News

'Social murder' kills thousands each year

Thousands of British citizens are dying needlessly each year because of the government’s failure to tackle food poisoning, health and safety breaches and pollution, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies claims today. The report –...

1 May 2016
News

David Cameron pressed on 40,000 preventable deaths

At Prime Minister's Questions today, David Cameron was pressed on why he and London Mayor Boris Johnson have been lobbying the EU to weaken plans to reduce air pollution and improve air quality. The question came from Labour MP Geraint Davies. 

Mr Davies said:

'The

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20 April 2016
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Volkswagen: a routine case of corporate-state harm production

On 18 September, the US EPA revealed that Volkswagen (VW) had been using software and practices to cheat emissions-testing on almost 600,000 cars in US – marketed and sold as part of a major ‘...

By 
Professor Steve Tombs
16 October 2015
Publication

Book Review: Harmful societies

Steve Tombs reviews Simon Pemberton’s new book Each year, the Office for National Statistics calculates the number of ‘excess winter deaths' – deaths from December to March compared with the average number of deaths occurring in the preceding and following four month periods in England and Wales...
cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter
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I would build...an alternative to the corporation

The corporation is an amoral, essentially destructive entity which causes far more physical, social and economic harm than the incivilities upon which criminal justice systems overwhelmingly...

By 
Professor Steve Tombs
20 April 2015