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Diplomatic attempts to end the war may be at risk from the cuts
Counter-terror cuts prompt fierce backlash

By Alex Stevenson and Ian Dunt. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have demanded the government explains why counter-terrorism resources for Pakistan are being cut. Foreign Office minister Glenys Kinnock admitted to the Lords yesterday that a “vigorous efficiencies programme” had not failed to prevent “staff redundancies, cuts to travel and training, and reduced programme funding… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Austria’s top court decriminalises assisted dying

Helping ‘seriously ill’ people to end their lives will no longer be a criminal offence in Austria, following a judgment from the country’s top court. Humanists UK, which campaigns for legal assisted dying across the UK, has welcomed the move as a victory for reason, compassion, and empathy. News of the decision comes just weeks after… Read more »

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Cameron appalled by Doncaster violence in torture incident
Cameron concern over Doncaster torture ‘cover-up’ risk

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has attacked the government’s failure to address violence in Doncaster before two boys were tortured and sexually abused last year. The Conservative leader used four of his six questions in prime minister’s questions time to press Gordon Brown on whether the current processes supposed to prevent similar instances happening again… Read more »