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Rally planned as Parliament to debate compassionate assisted dying law

On 22 October, for the first time in years, the UK Parliament will debate legislation to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill. Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, fully supports the Assisted Dying Bill as a landmark step towards much-needed reform. It will be… Read more »

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Chris Packham’s Wild Justice group dismissed in the High Court again

Leading rural organisations have reacted positively to the High Court’s dismissal of Wild Justice’s ‘speculative’ attempt to judicial review Defra’s most recent burning legislation in England. The attempted judicial review had sought to disrupt the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2021 that bans heather burning on our most protected sites with peat of more… Read more »

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The Conservatives have raised by far the most money this year
Tories far outstrip rivals on funding

By Sam Dale The Conservatives have received well over half of all party donations this year and far more than Labour and the Liberal Democrats combined. A total of £12,357,714 has been given to the Tories compared with £4,072,432 for Labour and £1,931,147 for the Liberal Democrats. The Electoral Commission published political parties’ donations and… Read more »

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The BNP accounts for 2008 are being investigated by the watchdog
BNP accounts to be investigated

By Ian Dunt The Electoral Commission is launching an investigation into the British National party (BNP) accounts. The independent party finance watchdog began looking into the adequacy of the far-right party’s2008 statement of accounts at the start of this year, but the case has now become an investigation. “It is important to note – particularly… Read more »