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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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A voluntary ID card scheme is being launched today in Manchester
Youth will find ID cards ‘handy’

By Emmeline Saunders A voluntary national identity card scheme will be launched in Greater Manchester today designed to give young people “day-to-day convenience”. Manchester residents over the age of 16 who hold a UK passport will be able to apply for the £30 biometric ID cards from November 30th. Meg Hillier, a Home Office minister,… Read more »

One nation under CCTV?
Tories vow to fight for privacy

By Ian Dunt The Conservatives have pledged to tackle the rise of the surveillance state by scrapping ID cards and CentrePoint. In a major announcement designed to assure civil libertarians of the party’s commitment to the issue, the party policy paper, set to be presented by shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieves today, will confirm that… Read more »