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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala’s sentence drastically cut by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Kano has drastically reduced the sentence of Mubarak Bala, imprisoned President of the Nigerian Humanist Association, from 24 years to five. The judges unanimously found that his original sentence for blasphemous Facebook posts was excessive and in contravention of the law. Bala has already been in prison for four years, so this… Read more »

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“Baker’s dozen” general election manifesto to be launched in parliament

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) are set to launch their Bakers‘ Dozen manifesto that they and their members want to see introduced by the next UK Government. Aimed especially at the Labour Party, the Bakers‘ Dozen report and manifesto lays out 13 policy demands that would transform the lives of their members and working class people across… Read more »

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Lord Sainsbury has resigned from his role as science minister
Lord Sainsbury resigns as minister

Lord Sainsbury has resigned from his role as science minister, citing personal reasons. The life peer said he was stepping aside from government to concentrate on other interests. He will still carry out a review of science and innovation policies across government for the chancellor and other ministers, due in the summer of 2007. “After… Read more »

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Science should be used properly or not at all when making and presenting policies
Govt should not ‘disguise’ policies with science

Ministers should not disguise policies based on their beliefs as being based on scientific evidence, the science and technology committee has said. However, it is not convinced that this is the case, highlighting several incidents where policies were presented as if based on evidence when there was little or none available. “We need to be… Read more »