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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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Sir Christopher Kelly's expenses inquiry took evidence throughout the summer
Analysis: Time to move on

Sir Christopher Kelly’s recommendations are a form of bereavement counselling for expenses-stricken MPs. It’s time to move on. By Alex Stevenson “Whether you like this or not, there’s a lot to be said for just getting behind this now.”Sir Christopher’s message to MPs was rammed home again and again. Politicians had to put the “abuses… Read more »

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Griffin rejected from nuclear plant

By Emmeline Saunders BNP leader Nick Griffin has been refused permission to visit Sellafield nuclear plant over security fears.   Mr Griffin, who sits on the European parliament’s environment committee, had expressed interest in visiting the west Cumbrian site as he is pro-nuclear power and against wind farms.   But Sellafield management were worried about… Read more »