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Humanists UK comment on Catholic threat to close Guernsey state schools

The Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, who has responsibility for Guernsey, has threatened to close three state schools on the Bailiwick after objecting to an aspect of the proposed new anti-discrimination law. The Discrimination Ordinance, which will be debated by the States of Guernsey tomorrow, is set to outlaw religious discrimination, including teaching staff in schools, so… Read more »

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By Ian Dunt Chris Huhne used his conference speech today to dismantle the Conservative project from its foundations, in a fiercely hostile attack on David Cameron’s resurgent party. The Lib Dem home affairs spokesman questioned the Conservatives’ commitment to progressive values and civil liberties, in a wide ranging speech designed to convince voters “the Tories… Read more »

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Properties worth over £1 million would face Lib Dem tax hit
Lib Dems target middle England with £1m property tax

By Alex Stevenson Properties worth over £1 million will face a 0.5 per cent annual levy under controversial Liberal Democrat proposals outlined today. As the party bids to shift the tax burden towards the wealthiest in Britain, Treasury spokesman Vince Cable used his keynote speech to the party’s autumn conference in Bournemouth to announce the… Read more »