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Some Advice for Protestors

Can I offer some wisdom? Tweets and emails are batting back and forth this morning as to who was to blame for the violence yesterday. I have also heard complaints that the police kettled innocent students. For example, [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/latequartet/statuses/13207807952162816″]

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Church of England Responds to Lord Alli

There is an official response from the Church of England to Lord Alli’s amendment on Civil Partnerships. Nothing that hasn’t been said before. Key points regarding Lord Alli’s amendment to the Equality Bill: the legislation has not yet completed its

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Christians and Caesar – Engaging with Issues of Equality

I’ve not blogged a lot on the Equality Bill currently going through the UK Parliament, mainly because I haven’t had much to say. There’s also very good coverage on Thinking Anglicans (and very poor opinion in the comments) which is

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Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill

I’ve received a few emails asking me to make my position clear on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently going through their legislature. Let me be absolutely clear in case anybody doubts, I find the idea of introducing a death penalty

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Questions in Parliament

Apparently, Paul Farrely, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, will ask this question in the Commons on Thursday. Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers

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Coroners and Justice Bill Update

Just a small update for those concerned about the Clause 61 issue (removing the Waddington Amendment from the CJA) in the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill is currently in Committee stage in the Lords and we expect Clause 61

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