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  1. New poll shows overwhelming support for greater fisheries protections after BrexitRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Ekklesia Daily News

    More than three out of four people across the UK support a new law to ensure fish stocks are protected from overfishing after Britain leaves the EU, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by YouGov, show there is widespread support amongst the British public for new laws that ensure we fish responsibly and protect the marine environment, with 79 percent who believe the government has a moral duty to ensure sustainable fishing.

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  2. French Bill 'could undermine asylum seekers' rights'Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A Bill before the French Parliament on immigration and asylum could jeopardise access to protection and should be revised, Human Rights Watch says. The National Assembly will examine the bill in the week of 16 April 2018, and the Senate in May. "Under the guise of providing a more effective asylum system, the bill includes a series of measures that would diminish access to protection," said BA nA dicte Jeannerod, France director at Human Rights Watch.

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  3. BMA backs call to suspend sharing of patient data with Home OfficeRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The British Medical Association has responded to the Commons Health and Social Care Committee's report on the memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital, the Department of Health and Social Care and the HomeOffice. Dr John Chisholm, BMA medical ethics committee chair, said: "The BMA has been vocal in its opposition to this data sharing arrangement between NHS Digital, the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care, which risks undermining the very foundation of the doctor-patient relationship.

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  4. Trade unionists demand reform of 'rigged' Westminster voting systemRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Trade unionists have thrown down a challenge to Westminster's political set-up, as leading activists launch a new report setting out the need for change. As leading delegates gather for the Scottish Trade Union's Congress, figures including STUC Vice President Lynn Henderson, former Jeremy Corbyn adviser Nancy Platts, and Unite Assistant General Secretary Howard Beckett have thrown their weight behind calls for reform.

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  5. New Cambridge institute to tackle policy challenges in our age of disruptionRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A major gift from Cambridge alumnus and philanthropist Peter Bennett has enabled the launch of a groundbreaking new institute at the University of Cambridge dedicated to researching solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing society in the 21st century. The Bennett Institute for Public Policy has been founded to address the new patterns of inequality and social unrest emerging around the globe, while training the policy-makers of tomorrow.

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  6. NHS Digital 'failing to uphold patient interest' by sharing data with Home OfficeRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Confidentiality lies at the heart of good medical practice, and patients share data, including their addresses, with clinicians in good faith that this will be held in strict confidence. There are serious concerns about the ability of NHS Digital's leadership to act as the steward of this non clinical data.

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  7. Shareholders creaming off more cash from outsourced public services, says TUCRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New analysis published today by the TUC shows that private companies running public services are handing out more and more cash to shareholders, despite profits falling in most cases. The TUC is also publishing a report today on the reforms needed to protect public services and improve quality in the wake of Carillion's collapse three months ago.

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  8. Catholic Bishops protest at deployment of National Guard on US-Mexico borderRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Ekklesia Daily News

    In response to announcements regarding the deployment of the United States National Guard to the U.S./Mexico Border, Bishop James A. Tamayo of Laredo Texas and other Catholic Bishops of the U.S./Mexico Border issued the following statement in English and Spanish: "We are deeply concerned by the announcement that the National Guard will be deployed on the U.S./Mexico Border. The continued militarisation of the U.S./Mexico Border distorts the reality of life on the border; this is not a war zone but instead is comprised of many peaceful and law-abiding communities that are also generous in their response to human suffering.

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  9. Church of Scotland responds to 'deeply concerning' Syrian airstrikesRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 15 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Church of Scotland has responded to the US, UK and French decision to launch airstrikes against Syria in the wake of the chemical attack in Douma calling the action, "deeply concerning". The Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council said: "In the face of such violence and suffering, where civilians are being senselessly slaughtered, there is an overwhelming urge to do something.

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  10. Inquest opens into death of Colin Harding folllowing contact with policeRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 15 | Ekklesia Daily News

    An inquest into the death of Colin Harding opens on Monday 16 April 2018, at West Yorkshire Coroner's Court in Bradford. Colin was found hanging by a member of the public in Denholme, Bradford on 2 August 2015 following contact with West Yorkshire Police and Greater Manchester Police.

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  11. UK aid should not be used to help the City of London, say campaignersRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 15 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Launching an overhaul of British aid, development secretary Penny Mordaunt said aid should serve British interests as well as those of developing countries, and put a greater emphasis on working with the private sector, global business and the City of London. But campaigners from Global Justice Now warned that such a strategy was based on outdated ideas of trickle-down economics and risked future financial crises across African and Asian countries.

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  12. Russian court orders blocking of encrypted messaging serviceRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 15 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Reporters Without Borders has condemned the decision by a Moscow court to order the immediate blocking of the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram, after it refused to surrender its encryption keys to the Russian intelligence agencies. The decision represents yet another escalation in online censorship and an additional obstacle to journalism in Russia, RSF said.

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  13. US airstrikes on Syria illegal without congressional authorisation, says ACLURead the original story

    Saturday Apr 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Following President Trump's announcement that he had launched missile strikes against Syria, Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, gave this reaction: "This military action is illegal. In the face of constitutional law barring hostile use of force without congressional authorisation, and international law forbidding unilateral use of force except in self-defence, President Trump has unilaterally launched strikes against a country that has not attacked us - and without any authorisation from Congress. 2 comments

  14. CND condemns bombing of SyriaRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Peace campaigners have responded to airstrikes conducted by the US, UK and France early this morning . Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, said: "We strongly condemn these air strikes on Syria, which are in defiance of international law.

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  15. US airstrike could lead to uncontrollable escalation in Syria, says IRCRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The International Rescue Committee has commented on the preparations of the Trump administration and its allies for retaliatory action in Syria in response to the purported chemical attack that took dozens of lives in Douma. The IRC's Senior Director of Advocacy, Amanda Catanzano, said, "The big question is what coherent and decisive strategy lies beyond military action.

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  16. Failures in UK immigration and asylum 'undermine the rule of law'Read the original story

    Saturday Apr 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    As UK Visas and Immigration faces possibly the largest single influx of applications in its history when EU nationals living in the UK seek to settle their status post-Brexit, the Law Society of England and Wales is raising the alarm on a system that - despite areas of good practice - is already failing too many applicants and their families. "Almost 50 per cent of UK immigration and asylum appeals are upheld - clear evidence of serious flaws in the way visa and asylum applications are being dealt with," said Law Society president Joe Egan.

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  17. Fear for environmental protections post-BrexitRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 14 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Friends of the Earth says a new and independent academic report assessing how our environment will fare post-Brexit makes worrying reading. One of the major areas of concern is the UK's water.

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  18. Electoral Commission says cheers to votingRead the original story

    Friday Apr 13 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Nearly one million beer mats have been distributed by the Electoral Commission to pubs and bars across England encouraging people to register to vote before the deadline on 17 April 2018. The Commission's new Got 5? campaign is encouraging anyone who isn't registered to go online at gov.uk/register-to-vote whilst they wait in the pub for their mates and register before the deadline at midnight on 17 April.

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  19. Amnesty Hungary responds to blacklisting of NGO workersRead the original story

    Friday Apr 13 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Responding to news that Hungarian magazine, Figyel? , has published a list of blacklisted 'Soros mercenaries', including members of Amnesty International, Julia Ivan, Director of Amnesty International Hungary, said, "I would like to say that I am surprised and outraged. But it would be more accurate to say that I am sad and slightly disgusted.

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  20. LGA responds to Government consultation on building safety rulesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 13 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Lord Porter, Chair of the Local Government Association , has responded to the Government's consultation on strengthening fire testing for cladding systems on residential buildings. He said, "The LGA explained to the Government several months ago that Approved Document B needed revising in order to provide clarity for building owners seeking to replace flammable cladding, so we are pleased to see this consultation emerge.

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