Suffering has become normalised in Britain. We can do better than this | Frances Ryan

Dehumanisation of marginalised groups is now part of political discourse, but there are ways to restore compassion to society

Look at British politics in recent years and one thing stands out: an ever-dwindling supply of compassion. Migrating people who are left to drown as ministers send in patrol boats. Disabled people going hungry as social security is targeted. More divisiveness, via online abuse and anti-immigration sentiment, provoked by Brexit. And while the pandemic has in some ways brought communities together, it has also seen chilling callousness, as clinically vulnerable people die in large numbers with little fuss. Even topics that you [...]

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