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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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BNP members look set to be banned from teaching, under Michael Gove's plans
BNP members to be banned from teaching

By Ian Dunt Members of the BNP are set to be banned from teaching, after the education secretary decided to give heads the power to dismiss them. The case follows that of a BNP activist who posted a description of immigrants as “filth” using a school laptop. “I don’t believe that membership of the BNP… Read more »

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Baroness Warsi advocates taking on extremists in public platforms
Warsi ‘barred from Islamic conference’

By politics.co.uk staff Baroness Warsi has been prevented from attending an Islamic conference under the orders of the prime minister, according to media reports. The Observer reported this morning that the Conservative chairman was barred from attending the Global Peace and Unity Event in London following a fundamental split in the government’s counter-extremism strategy. Baroness… Read more »