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Harriet Harman appears to back Democrats
Harman in hot water over Democrat hint

Cabinet minister Harriet Harman appeared to suggest her preference for the Democrats over the Republicans in this year’s US elections. Ms Harman, speaking on BBC1’s Question Time last night, made clear the UK government must not express any preference in such matters. But she went on to add that the Labour party is the “sister… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Government proposes opt-out organ donation

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has proposed introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, where a person is presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have specifically opted out. Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the move, and has called on the public to support the plans. Moving to an… Read more »

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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Brown will miss housing target
Brown will miss housing target

Gordon Brown will fail to hit his target of three million new homes by 2020 according to a senior figure in the housing industry. David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), said today unless radical action is taken only 1.6 million homes will be completed by 2020 and the full three million… Read more »