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4x4s targetted in 'green' Budget
Brown’s budget ‘misses green opportunity’

Despite being widely touted as a ‘green Budget’ the chancellor has been accused of missing an opportunity to stress his green credentials. With the Conservative party increasingly stressing its green credentials, Gordon Brown was under pressure to outline his own environmental vision as he outlined his 11th, and most likely, final budget as chancellor. Outlining… Read more »

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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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Brown to penalise 'gas guzzlers'
Brown set for ‘green Budget’

Gordon Brown is set to deliver a ‘green’ Budget this Wednesday, as the two major parties square up over their environmental credentials. Drivers of ‘gas guzzlers’ such as 4x4s will be hit by increased tax, with the chancellor expected to double the top rate of road tax to around £400 for the most polluting vehicles…. Read more »