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Clarke has renewed his attack on the prime minister
Activists unimpressed with rebel Clarke

Charles Clarke’s call for an immediate leadership election has met with a negative response from Labour activists at the party’s conference in Manchester. The former home secretary, who previously said the prime minister had only “months” to prove his leadership qualities, wanted an immediate vote in an article for the Sunday Times. He wrote that… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Austria’s top court decriminalises assisted dying

Helping ‘seriously ill’ people to end their lives will no longer be a criminal offence in Austria, following a judgment from the country’s top court. Humanists UK, which campaigns for legal assisted dying across the UK, has welcomed the move as a victory for reason, compassion, and empathy. News of the decision comes just weeks after… Read more »

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Jack Straw wants justice system to be new public service front
Justice should be “new public service front”, Straw says

Justice secretary Jack Straw outlined his ambition to make justice a “new front in public service” at the Labour conference in Manchester today. Mr Straw said the justice system would be transformed from a “bureaucratic system” to a public service through a culture change which succeeds in “lifting the veil”. He wants those on community… Read more »