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Finland and Sweden may join Nato – but even they can’t guarantee that will make them safer

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For a long time, the Nordic countries saw themselves as sleekly humanitarian, peace-keeping powers. To an unusual degree, the national identities of Sweden and Finland are bound up with their foreign policy: Swedes id...

At-home abortions made women safer. Ending them in England would be disastrous

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About one in four pregnancies worldwide end in an abortion every year. In England, Scotland and Wales, women have had a right to this crucial form of healthcare since 1967 – but such a right is meaningless if it canno...

‘I want as few people as possible to go through the trauma I did’: the youth worker who’s helping make communities safer

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I walk into a classroom full of tiny chairs, and it takes me back to when I was at primary school; as I look at the colourful walls covered in kids’ work, I think about how much has changed in schools since I was in t...

Charities criticise lack of safer options after 10,000 migrants cross Channel

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Charities have criticised a “shameful” lack of safe alternatives for migrants after the number making the life-threatening journey across the Channel in small boats this year surpassed 10,000. The total includes at le...

Deporting ‘foreign criminals’ in the middle of the night doesn’t make us safer

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Look at modern British history, and you’ll find that the “criminal” and the “immigrant” blur into one another in popular and official thinking. In Victorian England, crime was often blamed on Irish immigrants (“danger...

The Guardian view on a crime blitz: Boris Johnson won’t make you feel safer

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Boris Johnson was a journalist who wanted to be prime minister. Now in Downing Street, he appears happiest when supplying headlines for the rightwing press. On Sunday, his plan to “blitz crime” was on the front page o...

Decision to adopt independent complaints process will create safer parliament, Brittany Higgins says

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Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to adopt an independent complaints mechanism for serious incidents in Parliament House, which is the central recommendation of th...

Andy Burnham: Labour’s red wall seats would have been safer under me

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Andy Burnham believes that Labour would not have lost so many seats to the Tories in its traditional heartlands in the north of England if he had defeated Jeremy Corbyn in the race for the leadership in 2015. In an in...

Safer at Home review – gimmicky pandemic thriller feels very 2020

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Of all the awfulnesses rained down on us by coronavirus, down the list in 457th place is the return of the found-footage movie, back on our screens in the guise of the Zoom-call film. Last year’s nifty little chiller ...

Putting undercover police in Britain’s bars and clubs won’t make women safer

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Amid a national reckoning about women’s safety, the government has shown that it has little understanding of what actually makes women safe. In response to an outcry following the abduction and death of 33-year-old Sa...

Police patrols have increased in Asian areas. Not everyone is feeling safer

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Police in cities across the country increased foot patrols in Asian neighborhoods following the shootings at three Asian-owned spas in the Atlanta area. From San Francisco to New York, Chicago to Philadelphia, police ...

Could background checks on dating matches make dating safer? I’m not convinced

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A sacred part of the modern mating ritual is the Google search. Unless you are Meghan, who swears she didn’t look up Prince Harry before their first date, it’s par for the course to find out all you can about a potent...

Beyond Equality charity works with teenage boys to ‘create safer streets’

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As a result of Sarah Everard’s killing, women have spoken about experiences of harassment, violence and fear embedded in their daily routines with such a deafening roar it is impossible for men and boys to ignore, eve...

‘Ever-present threat’: why stepping back has not made Sussexes safer

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Stepping back from being frontline, working royals, did not magic away the threat the Sussexes and their children face. Ever since he was a child Harry would have been lectured in the need for personal protection, and...

‘Ever-present threat’: why stepping back has not make Sussexes safer

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Stepping back from being frontline, working royals, did not magic away the threat the Sussexes and their children face. Ever since he was a child Harry would have been lectured in the need for personal protection, and...