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Government to take firmer stance on religious ‘conversion therapy’

Mike Freer, the Minister for Equalities, has confirmed that the Government’s proposed ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will cover both practices that take place in religious settings and those that are carried out by ministers of religion. LGBT Humanists has previously called on the Government to close loopholes in its proposals on religious conversion therapy. Today it has welcomed… Read more »

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Home Office deflates restrictive firearms bill

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is fully supportive of the Home Office’s response to a private member’s bill wishing to restrict the use of firearms. Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, is introducing a bill that aims to ban the keeping of pump-action shotguns in homes. The bill wishes to tackle the horrific… Read more »

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Vince Cable saintly status seems to be rebuilding
Poll: Cable topples Clegg to become most popular Lib Dem

By Peter Wozniak Nick Clegg is only the third most popular Lib Dem amongst his own party, whilst Vince Cable’s critique of capitalism struck a chord with voters, a poll has shown. The poll by PoliticsHome sees Mr Clegg, who at the height of the election campaign’s ‘Cleggmania’ was the most popular leader since Winston… Read more »

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Adulation - after a cautious speech
Liverpool 2010: What the Lib Dems are really thinking

Neither triumphant nor panicking, the Lib Dem mindset is as on the fence as ever. By Alex Stevenson “Cautious optimism” is how one delegate put it. This is the party’s first conference in power for 65 years. There has been real delight at introducing ministers of state on to the stage. The security arrangements have… Read more »