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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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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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Police overtime costs have rocketed upwards
Police overtime costs ‘rocketed under Labour’

By politics.co.uk staff The cost of police officers working overtime nearly doubled under New Labour, a report has found. The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies’ finding came despite the fact that police authority expenditure has grown by 48% in real terms since 1998/99. It said overtime payments had risen by approximately 90% and noted… Read more »

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Controversy hits police discrimination panel
Police discrimination panellist outraged

By politics.co.uk staff A member of a panel investigating the root causes of discrimination in the Metropolitan police has quit his post after claiming City Hall’s intervention had damaged its credibility. Kit Malthouse, who is London mayor Boris Johnson’s senior policing aide and chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, has handed the MPA the power… Read more »