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 »
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 »
Ministers are set to confront the lobbying industry with the publication of new legislation later, as the row over Lynton Crosby’s influence over the prime minister arrives in Westminster.
Defence secretary Philip Hammond has branded his Liberal Democrat colleagues “reckless” for considering a downgrade to Britain’s nuclear deterrent.