Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project.
This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review
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The UK is performing well on 24% of the targets relevant to domestic delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is according to a July 2018 report by the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) which calls for Government leadership and cross-sector action for achieving the SGDs.
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There is a growing perception that social mobility has declined and growing pessimism about the chances of improving one’s own financial situation over a lifetime.
This is according to a June 2018 report by OECD on social mobility across countries and the economic, societal and political consequences.
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Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights.
This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
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In the UK, 63% of the population have experienced a legal problem in the last two years.
This is according to the March 2018 report (pdf) from the World Justice Project on the global access to justice.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has assessed the progress on socioeconomic rights in Great Britain since 2016, focusing on four key areas:
- the status of socio-economic rights in domestic law and policy
- the rights to an adequate standard of living and social security
- the rights to and at work, and
- access to justice.
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