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The Value of Shooting Report 2024

New report underlines the importance of shooting, conservation and the rural vote ahead of the general election. With the main political parties having fired the starter pistol on their general election campaigns, rural organisations are set to publish  (Tuesday 4 June) the latest ‘Value of Shooting’ report which will set out in detail the benefits… Read more »

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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Jersey votes to legalise assisted dying

The States Assembly of Jersey has voted to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people. In a landmark vote, Jersey’s politicians have voted in favour of compassion, autonomy, and the rights of people who are dying. Humanists UK and Channel Islands Humanists have welcomed the historic vote. A significant majority of 31 Assembly members vote… Read more »

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Gay asylum policy under fire
Gay asylum policy in tatters following legal defeat

By Ian Dunt The policy of returning gay asylum seekers back to their country of origin has been dealt a double blow with a supreme court defeat and condemnation from the United Nations (UN). The supreme court upheld appeals from two men – one from Cameroon and the other from Iran – who claimed they… Read more »

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Comment: The abortion argument is over

The pro-choice lobby has already won the debate on abortion, so why do we keep talking about it? By Ian Dunt What is it that makes us enjoy debating abortion so much? I honestly can’t think of a more tedious political debate to have. Every time a news item on it comes on my heart… Read more »