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Humanists UK expresses concern as Government launches human rights review
Call for legal protections for teachers against ‘blasphemy’ welcomed by Humanists UK

The Government-backed independent review into political violence and disruption has been published today and recommends teachers to be given legal protections against allegations of ‘blasphemy’. This has been welcomed by Humanists UK, who has been leading the campaign for robust support for teaching staff in response to recent controversies, including the suspension of a teacher in Batley after showing an image… Read more »

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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Most people in Scotland have no religion – 2022 Census

The results of the 2022 Scottish Census have just been published, and for the first time, when asked about religion most people ticked ‘None’. 51.1% ticked the option, up from 36.7% in 2011. Humanists UK has welcomed the figures, which reflects the wider trend across the UK. The latest Census in England showed for the first… Read more »

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Chinese government refused entry to the lying-in-state

The Chinese delegation has been refused permission to attend the lying-in-state in Westminster Hall. Senior parliamentary sources told Politico that the  Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle passed on the news. This may mean that the Chinese delegation attends the funeral at Westminster Abbey but is barred from entering the Houses of Parliament to pay their respects…. Read more »

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Ex Conservative leader blasts ECHR ‘farce’ as Rwanda flight grounded
Ex Conservative leader blasts ECHR ‘farce’ as Rwanda flight grounded

Former Conservative party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, has blasted the “legal farce” of the ECHR following an eleventh hour intervention by human rights judges to ground the UK government’s initial deportation flight to Rwanda. Legal appeals meant that the number of people due to be relocated was just seven out of the planned 130… Read more »