It was rightly thought to be outrageous that UK teacher Gillian Gibbons (story, news summary) was imprisoned in Sudan under blasphemy laws when children in her class named a teddy bear Muhammad. Now the National Secular Society is leading calls to do something about the UK’s blasphemy laws and have published a letter (with religious backing too) in today’s Telegraph (news story here) outlining their reasons. Evan Harris MP will table an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill in Parliament tomorrow to effectively abolish the law. If you back the change and live in the UK then send an e-mail to your MP urging them to support it!
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Don’t be distracted by ÖBB’s shiny night train to Brussels – the problems of EU-wide rail run far deeper
How to book Brussels-Amsterdam rail tickets – a further example of the absurdity of cross border rail in the EU
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Jeez. A politician calculating what to do? I’m pretty sure Labour ought to never do that.
Because, well, going for an election in 2019 without calculating how to win it went just swimmingly!
LabourList editor rips into Keir Starmer: “Everything about Starmer’s trajectory is calculated. He’s not Left wing & that’s why members should be wary of him.” https://nyebevannews.co.uk/labourlist-editor-rips-into-keir-starmer-everything-about-starmers-trajectory-is-calculated-hes-not-left-wing-thats-why-members-should-be-wary-of-him/ via @nyebevannews
This is *spot on*
Grünen Chef Robert Habeck zu Trump Rede in #Davos #weg2020 #zdfheute
4 nations in UK.
Shall we Brexit?
Wales - maybe?
Scot - No!
NI - probably not
Eng - Yes!
Shall we Brexit like this?
WA - No!
SP - NO!!!
NIA - NO!!!
Westminster - Yes!
Answer - Yes!!!!!!
And this, ladles and jellyspoons, is called "democracy". https://twitter.com/DarranMarshall/status/1219295023541432320
Stormont unanimously agrees to withhold consent to Boris Johnson's #Brexit deal.
A formal division was not required as there were no dissenting votes.
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