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Gay free speech amendment voted down

By politics.co.uk staff An amendment to the law banning incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation has been shot down by MPs. In the second day of debate over the coroners and justice bill, MPs voted down an amendment guaranteeing a defence of free speech in the bill. Government ministers argued the amendment… Read more »

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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Tories urged not to join with homophobes

By Ian Dunt The Conservatives have been asked to clarify if they intend to join forces with a Polish party in the European parliament known for its homophobic remarks. Liberal Democrat youth spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has written to shadow foreign secretary William Hague to clarify the matter. “By joining with these people the Tories would… Read more »