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Humanists UK comment on assisted dying report – positive but a missed opportunity

The Health and Social Care Committee’s report on assisted dying has been published today. Humanists UK has welcomed the evidence-based nature of the report, but expressed disappointment that the committee missed the opportunity to draw firm conclusions or recommend specific changes to the law. Although the report does not make any recommendations for or against legislative… Read more »

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MDU welcomes GMC apology over historic homophobic laws

Today the GMC has issued a formal apology for taking regulatory action against a number of doctors because they had convictions based on sexuality. The GMC has said it is ‘truly sorry’ for compounding the harm caused by homophobic laws and attitudes, that were in place into the 1980s and beyond. Reacting to the news, Dr Caroline… Read more »

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Election court will sit in Saddleworth
Court challenge to Saddleworth result begins

By politics.co.uk staff Shadow immigration minister Phil Woolas faces a five-day fight in court to save his Oldham East and Saddleworth seat from his Liberal Democrat challenger. Elwyn Watkins fell 103 votes short of Mr Woolas in Oldham East and Saddleworth this May but believes his defeat is due to foul play by the Labour… Read more »

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Tory leaders leave the Cabinet Office during coalition negotiations
Coalition rewrites post-election history

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has denied misleading Conservative MPs during coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats, insisting he did not tell them Labour was offering Nick Clegg’s party electoral reform without a referendum. The Lib Dems were eventually persuaded to enter into a formal coalition with the Conservatives, thereby allowing Mr Cameron to become… Read more »