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MDU welcomes GMC apology over historic homophobic laws

Today the GMC has issued a formal apology for taking regulatory action against a number of doctors because they had convictions based on sexuality. The GMC has said it is ‘truly sorry’ for compounding the harm caused by homophobic laws and attitudes, that were in place into the 1980s and beyond. Reacting to the news, Dr Caroline… Read more »

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Home Offices launches consultation on deregulating sound moderators

BASC has welcomed a government decision to launch a public consultation on a proposal to remove sound moderators from firearms licensing controls. Launched today, the Home Office consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968, removing the reference to sound moderators. Currently, sound moderators… Read more »

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Parliament in 2021: Memorable speeches

2021 saw MPs deliver powerful speeches on the big political stories of the year. Whether it was pandemic, the fall of Afghanistan, or remembering a fallen colleague, the oratory skills displayed by these MPs cemented their speeches into UK political history. Here are the highlights: 7th July – Tan Dhesi tears into Boris Johnson Boris… Read more »

Foreign Office whistleblower details ‘dysfunction’ of Afghanistan evacuation response

Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee publishes written evidence submitted to the Committee by a whistleblower who worked on the Afghanistan Crisis Response within the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The evidence will form part of the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The whistleblower, Raphael Marshall, worked for the FCDO as a Desk Officer…. Read more »