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Norway, Denmark, and human rights groups challenge UK over abortion deletion

Over 20 human rights, pro-choice, and international aid groups, and the Norwegian and Danish Governments, have called on the UK Government to reverse its decision to arbitrarily strip ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘bodily autonomy’ from an international human rights statement it – and 22 other countries – signed only two weeks ago…. Read more »

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Treasury must reinvest up to £1bn of potential savings from the next state pension age rise to help people adversely affected, says think tank Phoenix Insights

Longevity think tank Phoenix Insights, part of Phoenix Group, is today calling for the Government to reinvest up to £1billion of the potential savings that will come about if it raises the state pension age again, to support those most negatively impacted by a rise. The last rise in state pension age did not simply… Read more »

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Alan Johnson considers life on the sidelines
Johnson ‘may do a Davis’

By politics.co.uk staff Shadow home secretary Alan Johnson could copy David Davis by quitting the Commons to fight a single-issue by-election. Mr Davis, who was in the same position when he dramatically resigned his post over the issue of pre-charge detention, has not returned to frontline politics since. But the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported Mr… Read more »

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Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Scholar at Harvard University
Comment: PR is less representative than you think

Proportional representation is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. By Azeem Ibrahim Now that we have a coalition, electoral reform is more likely than ever. And yet the post-electoral dithering and huddling is a better argument against proportional representation (PR) than we have had in a long time…. Read more »