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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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Clegg at a campaign event during the election. The Lib Dem leader could soon be given a deputy PMQs slot.
Rumours abound about Clegg’s ‘deputy PMQs’

By politics.co.uk staff Rumours are flying around Westminster about the arrangements for a deputy prime minister’s question time, modelled on Wednesday’s PMQs. Some reports suggest the event, which would be modelled on PMQs, would take place every Thursday, although other sources suggest it would be a monthly fixture. John Prescott had his own 15-minute DPMQs… Read more »

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Derby Conservatives given Lib Dem support
Derby Conservatives given Lib Dem support

By Tobias Benedetto The new politics is catching – Derby City Council will have a Conservative administration propped up with the support of Liberal Democrat councillors. The two groups agreed to a two-year programme of ‘mutual support’ today. Conservative councillor Harvey Jennings will lead the new administration. Mr Jennings said: “Derby needs a period of… Read more »