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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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Home Offices launches consultation on deregulating sound moderators

BASC has welcomed a government decision to launch a public consultation on a proposal to remove sound moderators from firearms licensing controls. Launched today, the Home Office consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968, removing the reference to sound moderators. Currently, sound moderators… Read more »

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Senior Conservative urges Rishi Sunak to rethink ‘knee jerk’ Rwanda policy

A senior Conservative has urged the prime minister to rethink the government’s international deportations plan with Rwanda, calling it a “knee jerk” reaction which, in its current form, “offends the innate British instinct of justice”. Robert Buckland, who served as justice secretary from 2019 to 2021 and later as Welsh secretary, has called on the… Read more »

Only 23 per cent of the public say UK should leave the ECHR

Just 23 per cent of the public say Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), according to a new poll. The poll also found that pledging to leave the ECHR at the next election, expected in 2024,  could lose the Conservatives twice as many votes for the Conservatives as they might gain… Read more »