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Outspoken Graham Stringer criticised over dyslexia comments
MP slammed over dyslexia comments

By Alex Stevenson Labour backbencher Graham Stringer is attracting criticism after describing dyslexia as a “cruel fiction”. The Manchester Blackley MP argued dyslexia, which affects six million people in the UK, should be “consigned to the dustbin of history” in an article for ManchesterConfidential.com. “If dyslexia really existed then countries as diverse as Nicaragua and… Read more »

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Northern Ireland Government proposes opt-out organ donation

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has proposed introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, where a person is presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have specifically opted out. Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the move, and has called on the public to support the plans. Moving to an… Read more »

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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Dawkins: Creationist science teachers ‘ignorant’

By Alex Stevenson Professor Richard Dawkins has hit out at science teachers being “so ignorant of science” after a poll showed a majority backed the teaching of creationism in schools. The outspoken Oxford professor was responding to research out last month by pollster Ipsos Mori which found 65 per cent of teaching staff backed its… Read more »