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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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Comment: The reform of the Tory soul

A cross-party alliance and Labour’s costly authoritarianism are genuinely changing the Tory party. By Ian Dunt It’s slow but it is genuine. The Tories are changing. They are, for a start, no longer falling asleep in the conference hall in such substantial numbers. Many of them even appear youthful enough to survive the next five… Read more »

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Civil liberties campaigners approve of Ms May's stint in the Home Office
Civil liberties in the spotlight

By politics.co.uk staff Theresa May will explain the government’s civil liberties agenda to Tory members today when she addresses the party conference in Birmingham. The new home secretary has struck a decisively liberal tone since she took on the job in May. Civil liberties advocates were initially uncertain of what to make of her, with… Read more »