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Divorce Bill halted as new stats reveal impact of online divorce petitions

12th Sep 2019
Jonathan Williams

It has been all but confirmed by the Government that the Divorce Bill introduced earlier this year has fallen as a result of Parliament being prorogued. 

Parliament draws attention to the dangers of NI abortion ‘limbo period’

10th Sep 2019
Naomi Marsden

Yesterday Parliamentarians in both Houses debated reports on the Northern Ireland (Executive Functions) Act, which passed through Parliament earlier this year.  One of these reports concerned the amendment which introduces a radical abortion law into

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Betting bosses admit harming problem gamblers

10th Sep 2019
James Mildred

Betting bosses from four of the UK’s biggest gambling firms have publicly admitted to MPs that they recognise the harm done by the betting industry.

Northern Ireland is no longer safe for disabled people

6th Sep 2019
Naomi Marsden

As of 22 October, unless the Northern Ireland Assembly reforms, the lives of preborn disabled people hang in the balance.

Is the Scottish Government paving the way to make buying sex illegal?

5th Sep 2019
James Mildred

On Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced its Programme for Government where it sets out its legislative agenda for 2019/20. 

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Problem gambling: a product of ideology?

4th Sep 2019
Naomi Marsden

Yesterday the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry heard evidence about who should take responsibility for preventing problem gambling, and whether the existing legislation regulating the industry (the Gamb

ONS Stats reveal alarming rise in cohabiting couple families

2nd Sep 2019
Jonathan Williams

Information released recently from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a significant growth in the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK.

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G7 advisory council recommends abortion up to birth

29th Aug 2019
James Mildred

World leaders at the G7 summit held recently in Biarritz, France have been told to pursue extremely radical abortion laws to promote gender equality.

Slavery is not just a problem of history: it's a challenge of today

23rd Aug 2019
Nadia Battioui

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition allows us to reflect on the tragedy of slavery and resolve to oppose all modern forms of human trafficking.   

August 22nd: take a stand for victims of religious violence

22nd Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

August 22 is the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Attacks on places of worship are not just occurring internationally, but also much closer to home.