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Livingstone loses battle with Daily Mail

By Ian Dunt Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has lost an complaint against the Daily Mail over claims he “dodged” a train fare. Mr Livingstone failed to buy a ticket when travelling to Slough from Paddington earlier this year, after he was unable to queue for a ticket due to a tube delay. He said… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Government proposes opt-out organ donation

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has proposed introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, where a person is presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have specifically opted out. Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the move, and has called on the public to support the plans. Moving to an… 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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David Cameron said he was 'deeply saddened and worried' about the case of Gary McKinnon
Govt defeats McKinnon extradition vote

By Liz Stephens and Ian Dunt A fight by the Tories to prevent the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon to the US was defeated today. The Conservatives devoted today’s opposition day debate to the matter of Mr McKinnon, a UFO enthusiast suffering from Aspergers Syndrome who is due to be extradited to the US… Read more »