Health minister: allow assisted death at
The newly appointed Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State for Health, Anna Soubry, said in an
interview with The Times on Saturday that it was
"ridiculous and appalling that people have to go abroad to end
their life instead of being able to end their life at home". A
spokesman for the Prime Minister said on Monday: "There are very
strong arguments on both sides of the debate [about assisted
dying]. It is an issue that will no doubt be debated further in the
future. But it is one for Parliament to decide, and it is always an
issue of conscience."
Micah Challenge appoints new chairman
MICAH Challenge, a Christian
anti-poverty movement, has appointed Marnix Niemeijer, managing
director of Tear, a Christian charity in the Netherlands, as its
new chairman. "The appointment comes at a crucial stage for Micah
Challenge, with just three years to go before the 2015 deadline for
world governments to hit the Millennium Development Goals on
poverty that were set in 2000," a statement said.
Dr Newcombe new vice-chairman of FiF
Dr Lindsay Newcombe has been elected
the new vice-chairman of Forward in Faith (FiF), it was announced
on Thursday of last week. Dr Newcombe replaces Sister Anne
Williams, who is retiring. The Bishop of Ebbsfleet, the Rt Revd
Jonathan Baker, who is the chairman of FiF, said that members of
FiF could "draw great encouragement from the appointment of such an
able and faithful young woman".
Employment law has created 'dishonest'
THE director of the think tank
Civitas, said on Monday that employment discrimination law "has
created a thriving market for dishonest no-win, no-fee lawyers,
because there is no limit to the amount of potential compensation
awarded". Mr Green called on the Government to limit compensation
for discrimination cases to a maximum of £5000.