Reform of UK’s monarchy laws – enlightened or meddling?

March 27, 2009

Discussions between the British premier and monarch to reverse religious discriminatory laws going back 300 years have sparked consternation in a conservative newspaper while attracting little response from the Roman Catholic church.

Hindu wants open-air funeral pyres in the UK

March 24, 2009

A Hindu campaigner is going to the High Court in London in an attempt to establish traditional open-air funeral pyres in the UK.

When is a life not a life?

May 21, 2008

foetus.jpgMPs vote on Tuesday on the various amendments on abortion that have been tacked on to the The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

Is hybrid embryo research “monstrous?”

May 19, 2008

embryo.jpgThe Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill which MPs are debating today and on Tuesday allows the creation of four types of human-animal hybrid embryos for the purposes of research, including Cytoplasmic hybrids, created by transferring the nucleus of a human cell into an empty animal cell.

Let’s talk about debts, baby

March 19, 2008

Money matters are climbing the list of the talks parents feel they must have with their children: the subjects of debt and saving for the future are now deemed to be more important than educating our offspring on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), racism or religion, research by Engage Mutual Assurance shows.