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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Tory party delegates enjoyed a typical Boris performance at conference today
Boris demands new anti-strike law

By Ian Dunt Boris Johnson has demanded new anti-strike legislation to make it harder for workers to engage in industrial action, as the London Underground is again brought to a halt. The mayor called for legislation ensuring at least 50% of union members in a workplace are part of the ballot that decides on industrial… Read more »

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Unions would find it harder to instigate strikes under Policy Exchange's recommendations
Unions ‘should be broken up’

by Peter Wozniak British trade unions are too big, unrepresentative and politically influential and need to be trimmed down to size, according to a stinging report by Policy Exchange. The report argued that trade union practices are in need of radical modernisation, and went as far as to call for the break-up of some unions…. Read more »