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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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Danny Alexander: 'The idea, the people, the ambition'
Interview: Danny Alexander

The Lib Dems should be doing better than ever, but their polling remains stubbornly unmoved. Danny Alexander tries to explain why. By Ian Dunt Last Tuesday was ‘cuts day’. Gordon Brown dared to use the word in a speech to the TUC. Osborne pledged an emergency Budget after the election. And very quietly, Vince Cable… Read more »

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MPs owe £140,000 in unpaid food and drink bills.
Commons chasing MPs for £140,000 debt

By politics.co.uk staff House authorities are trying to recoup almost £140,000 in unpaid food and wine bills from MPs, it was revealed today. 77 MPs have not settled their tabs at parliament’s restaurants for over six months, averaging more than £500 each in unpaid bills. In total, 329 MPs owe the Commons for outstanding entertainment… Read more »