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Humanists UK expresses concern as Government launches human rights review
Call for legal protections for teachers against ‘blasphemy’ welcomed by Humanists UK

The Government-backed independent review into political violence and disruption has been published today and recommends teachers to be given legal protections against allegations of ‘blasphemy’. This has been welcomed by Humanists UK, who has been leading the campaign for robust support for teaching staff in response to recent controversies, including the suspension of a teacher in Batley after showing an image… Read more »

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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Most people in Scotland have no religion – 2022 Census

The results of the 2022 Scottish Census have just been published, and for the first time, when asked about religion most people ticked ‘None’. 51.1% ticked the option, up from 36.7% in 2011. Humanists UK has welcomed the figures, which reflects the wider trend across the UK. The latest Census in England showed for the first… Read more »

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Defence Minister: We need the US ‘more than ever’

As concerns of a Russian invasion of Ukraine increase, the Defence Minister, Ben Wallace, faced questions in the House of Commons. The shadow defence minister, John Healey said that Labour “welcomed” the doubling of UK troops in Estonia, but raised concerns that this was simply a case of “rotation” rather than “reinforcement”.  Wallace admitted that… Read more »

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The Russian invasion plan has ‘in some senses already begun’, says Johnson

Boris Johnson has warned that evidence suggests Vladimir Putin’s plan to invade Ukraine has ‘‘in some senses already begun”, with the aggression in the Donbas region potentially a “prelude to bigger action”. Citing intelligence relayed to western leaders by US President Joe Biden, the plan, the PM continued, involves an invasion of neighbouring Ukraine that… Read more »