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Our last human right

Reform is badly needed to give the terminally ill their last human right – freedom to choose how and where to die. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 11.1.24 (below). Also for publication Romford Recorder, Ilford Recorder, Docklands and East … Continue reading

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Nature’s collapse, and an inspiring story

Opinion piece published Barking & Dagenham Post, Romford Recorder, Docklands & East London Advertiser November/December 2023, transcribed below These are grim times, but reading about a star birdwatcher cheered me up! The story of David Lindo, recently appointed a patron … Continue reading

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Remembering the key message of Remembrance Day

Opinion piece Ilford Recorder 16 November 2023 I took the decision to wear a white poppy alongside my red poppy when I took part in Sunday’s Remembrance Day service at Ilford War Memorial. A red poppy shows respect for the … Continue reading

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Gaza. Religious zealotry v Reason and compassion

Opinion piece published in Barking & Dagenham Post, Docklands and East London Advertiser and Ilford Recorder November 2023. Where do you stand on the ghastly Gaza war? As a Humanist I am on the side of peace. And I will … Continue reading

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Standing up for Science!

It is good to see that Humanists UK feature among the eighty plus exhibitors at this year’s New Scientist Live festival at East London’s Excel Centre. Billed as ‘The world’s greatest festival of ideas and discoveries,’ it takes place over … Continue reading

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The scandal of illegal schools

The problem of crumbling schools has hit the headlines. Government inaction over illegal schools is another scandal which deserves equal attention. (Humanist opinion piece published on various dates in September 2023 in the following newspapers: The Barking and Dagenham Post; … Continue reading

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History’s verdict on effective disruptive environmental protest

Reflections on the 40th anniversary of a successful environmental protest reviled at the time. (Published on various dates in August 2023 in the following Humanist opinion columns: Barking & Dagenham Post, Ilford Recorder; Romford Recorder; Docklands & East London Advertiser).

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UN calls out UK for education bias

East London Humanists opinion piece spotlights UK Government’s dismal response to a UN Human Rights Committees concerns over our children’s freedom of religion and belief. Published Ilford Recorder 29.6.23, Romford Recorder 4.7.23.

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Charles’s coronation. Another first for Humanists!

Humanists UK hasn’t adopted a policy on whether the UK should have an elected head of state. In the meantime, an invitation to participate in the recent ceremonial installation of our latest Head of State is welcome recognition of the … Continue reading

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Our new head of state – a champion of pseudo-science

A sobering reflection on the beliefs of King Charles published during the week of his coronation in the East London and Docklands Advertiser (4.5.23).

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