Why Britain should champion UN action on Myanmar

Myanmar police enforcing the military junta’s crackdown on protesters stopped an ambulance in March, dragged four paramedics out of the vehicle, and beat at least three of them bloody, then hauled them off to...

Euthanasia: ‘Deeply disturbing’ or an ‘act of compassion’?

$bp("Brid_16574834", {"id":"25649","width":"1","height":"1","video":"745298"}); With Spain recently deciding to legalise euthanasia, also called assisted-dying, some in the UK have been asking for similar laws to be brought in here. Opponents of euthanasia...

Dignity or dirt: The refugee paradox

Priti Patel, in setting out her New Plan for Immigration this week said that our European neighbours need to do more to deal with asylum seekers and that, with them, we have a ‘collective...

Daily Update – 1st April

Politics Live 5:30pm – That’s all from us today! Enjoy your Easter weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday. 3:06pm – An interesting tactic to win back the Labour stronghold… Jaw-dropping thing for a senior politician to say. In...

Why covid ID cards won’t work

Boris Johnson’s plans for covid ID cards raise all sorts of implications for civil liberties and racial equality. But they have a more fundamental problem than that: they won’t work. This is probably why the...

Week in Review: The Ever Given shows chaos is only ever one gust of...

The economic damage started as soon as the Japanese-owned cargo ship Ever Given became stranded sideways in the Suez Canal on Tuesday. Every day it stays stuck there, around £7bn of goods are held...

Spanish Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Spanish lawmakers have voted by 202 to 141 in favour of assisted dying for people with incurable illnesses, becoming the fifth country to legalise assisted dying since 2016. Humanists UK has celebrated the move...

‘If you’re not religious, say so!’ Final push to encourage ‘No religion’ on Census

This Sunday marks the day of the 2021 Census in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and Humanists UK is encouraging people who are not in any meaningful sense religious to tick the ‘no religion’...

Week in Review: Right and left have succumbed to the outrage machine

When Alexi McCammond was 17 years old she sent a series of racist tweets. “Now googling how to not wake up with swollen, asian eyes…” she wrote in one of them. She is now 27....

Daily Update – April 6th

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