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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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A planning issue appears to be at the centre of the dispute
Tory councillor suspended over planning dispute

By politics.co.uk staff A Tory councillor has been suspended for six months for bringing his office into disrepute. Bill Sharp, a councillor in Castle Point borough council, allegedly failed to tell council officials of his friendship with multi-millionaire Gordon Sanders, and Susan King, director of construction company Pemican. A former member of the planning committee,… Read more »

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Eric Pickles told he's a nice man - but a dictator nonetheless
Pickles branded ‘dictator’ after deselection failure

By Alex Stevenson Conservative party chairman Eric Pickles was accused of being a “dictator” after PPC Elizabeth Truss saw off a bid to deselect her last night. The South West Norfolk Conservative Association voted by 132 votes to 37 in favour of retaining her as their candidate at the coming general election, amid claims from… Read more »