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Assisted dying petition passes 100k signatures – will be debated

A UK Government petition to hold a parliamentary vote on assisted dying has passed 100,000 signatures in less than a month, and will be considered for Westminster Hall debate in Parliament. Humanists UK has welcomed the news, thanked members and supporters who have already signed and encouraged others to add their signatures. This petition calls for… Read more »

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Alex Salmond's plans for independence are not shared by the electorate
Just ‘one in five’ Scots in favour of independence

A new poll has shown that only one in five Scots are in favour of political independence from the UK. Labour’s plans for devolved government saw Scotland given its own parliament in 1998 though the UK parliament retains the power to increase or reduce the legislative might of Holyrood. But since the Scottish National Party,… Read more »

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Gun crime is on the rise in Scotland
Scottish govt pushes Smith on firearms

Home secretary Jacqui Smith is among those invited to a summit on gun control proposed by Scottish justice minister Kenny MacAskill today. Mr MacAskill is raising the issue at Holyrood and is calling for reform of existing legislation on firearms, including air weapons. He suggests gun control campaigners, law enforcers, rural and shooting groups and… Read more »