Many companies have tried to do their part by withholding goods from Russian consumers or closing their Russian stores to put pressure on Putin’s regime
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It’s easy to feel helpless when faced with more chilling reports from Ukraine and fresh threats from Russia’s megalomaniac leader Vladimir Putin.
What can we do in the face of the suffering of young and old and the terrifying prospect of a major European war?
So respect for the dockers on Merseyside who refused to offload Russian oil for the Stanlow Oil Refinery in Cheshire out of solidarity with the Ukrainians.
The government has already banned Russian owned, operated or chartered ships from our ports, but those registered in other countries can still transport Russian products to the UK.
By highlighting what unions are calling a loophole in UK sanctions, dockers have shown that individuals can make a difference.
They should be commended for standing by Ukraine.
We join their call for the government to change the rule that would have allowed a German ship to unload its Russian cargo on our shores.
Businesses are also trying to do their part by withholding goods from Russian consumers or closing their Russian stores to put pressure on Putin’s regime.
They too deserve praise.
But some big names — including McDonald’s — haven’t managed to pull the plug.
It’s time they took action and put principles before profit.
The women and men who joined the vigils following the death of Sarah Everard a year ago hoped they could make a difference. They believed her rape and murder could be a turning point and trigger action to make the streets safer.
It is therefore heartbreaking to learn that there have been nearly 230,000 attacks on the streets of England and Wales since Sarah was killed by a police officer on duty.
The WalkSafe app’s startling statistics also show where most attacks occur. Parking lots are the worst, followed by areas near sports and leisure facilities and supermarkets.
As WalkSafe co-founder Emma Kay says, it’s terrifying to imagine these attacks taking place when women do everyday things.
While the horrors of war rightly dominate the headlines, we must not forget the issue of violence against women to ensure Sarah leaves a lasting legacy.
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