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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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Cameron hints at Lisbon treaty U-turn

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has given the first indications he may not force a referendum on the Lisbon treaty if the Conservatives win power. Tory policy on the Lisbon treaty has always been that they would put the question of Britain’s ratification to the people. The party opposes the treaty, claiming it closely resembles… Read more »

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Audio: Labour delegates react to Sun rejection

Listen to Labour delegates at the party’s autumn conference in Brighton give their reactions to the Sun’s decision to back David Cameron and abandon the government: Murdoch delivers body blow to Brown