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William Hague has called for `judge-led` inquiry
Britain waits for torture inquiry announcement

By Alex Stevenson David Cameron could confirm an inquiry into British complicity in the torture of terror suspects later. The prime minister is understood to have agreed the terms to an inquiry led by a judge, it has been widely reported. Foreign secretary William Hague had already called for a “judge-led” inquiry to investigate 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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Brian Haw has been protesting in Parliament Square since 2001
Court bans Parliament Square protesters

By Ian Dunt The high court has banned protestors from remaining in the tent village on parliament square. Protestors started arriving in serious numbers in May, campaigning over a range of different issues, including the environment, the war in Iraq and capitalism. They joined Brian Haw, who has been holding a vigil in the Square… Read more »