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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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No badger cull... for now. Plans shelved until 2013.
Another day, another U-turn: Badger cull grinds to a halt

The government’s series of gaffes, U-turns and disasters continued today, when it pulled the plug on the controversial badger cull plan. the move is an embarrassment for environment secretary Owen Paterson and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), but a victory for shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh and the Badger Trust.