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Sir Menzies Campbell warns military covenant needs revising
Campbell calls for defence review

The military covenant needs to be reassessed in the first defence review in ten years, the Liberal Democrats say. Former leader Sir Menzies Campbell has chaired the party’s own policy study of defence issues and will present his report later today. “There’s clear evidence where the govt fails to honour its obligations, that is yet… 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 »

Government must end pension inequality for low-income workers

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) urges swift action to end the injustice that people on low incomes (mostly women) are charged 25 per cent more for their pension contributions due to the way their employers’ pensions schemes operate.

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Govt 'blocking mercenary regulation'
Govt ‘blocking mercenary regulation’

The government has been accused of blocking attempts to regulate private security contractors operating in war zones around the world, despite recent incidents showing mercenaries killing indiscriminately in Iraq. Campaign group War on Want say the government has made a sudden U-turn on the subject, with earlier assurances of regulation suddenly going cold. “Early in… Read more »