The history of social policies in the United Kingdom

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Government braced for rights ruling on Gypsies
By Frances Gibb, London Times, 23 September 1996. The Government is preparing for the prospect of another adverse ruling in the European Court of Human Rights this week over its treatment of Gypsies.
Tories to privatise social services
By Andrew Grice and Michael Prescott, The Times, 19 January 1997. A controversial plan to privatise the social services, including care of the elderly and children, will be included in the Tory general election manifesto.
Business as usual under New Labour?
Prison Privatisation Report Int'l, No. 10, May 1997. It looks as if the election of a Labour government on 1 May 1997 has not threatened the future development of private prisons in the UK.