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Charles Clarke loses Norwich South
General election 2010: Charles Clarke loses Norwich South

By Sabine Klensch Former home secretary Charles Clark has narrowly lost his seat in Norwich South to the Lib Dem candidate Simon Wright. Mr Clarke’s continuous complaints about Gordon Brown’s leadership are thought to have contributed to the loss in Labour votes. He had held Norwich South since 1997. A swing of 5.6% handed the… Read more »

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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Government must end pension inequality for low-income workers

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) urges swift action to end the injustice that people on low incomes (mostly women) are charged 25 per cent more for their pension contributions due to the way their employers’ pensions schemes operate.

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Labour wins back Blaenau Gwent
General election 2010: Labour wins back Blaenau Gwent

By Sasjkia Otto Labour has reclaimed Blaenau Gwent from the People’s Voice with a 29% swing. Labour, which suffered a surprise defeat by Dai Davies’ People’s Voice in 2005, gained 58% of the vote for Nick Smith while People’s Voice support shrunk to 19%. Labour’s victory comes as a surprise after the People’s Voice’s 58.2%… Read more »