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Jack Sommers

Northern Ireland's New Health Minister Thinks Rape Victims Shouldn't Be Allowed Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

The part of the UK with the strictest abortion laws has a new health minister who has made "absolutely horrifying" comments that rape victims should b...

Why Is Free Speech Not Good Enough for Northern Ireland?

Mike Harris | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Harris

Very few know why the Defamation Bill does not apply to Northern Ireland, an outrageous decision that has created a gaping loophole in the government's attempts to reform the UK's libel laws.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

Same-Sex Marriage: How Devolved Governments Can Still Freely Discriminate

Gary Spedding | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

The misuse of democratic power in order to prevent changes in legislation that would prevent existential discrimination against minorities such as LGBT is a frightening reality.

Man Charged Over Death Threats Against NI First Minister

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

A 34-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill Stormont's first minister Peter Robinson. The man is also charged with improper use of ...

Marriage Can Change to Accommodate Society

Gary Spedding | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

Northern Irish politician Basil McCrea is the only member of the Unionist community to speak in favour of a motion that called for full marriage equality in Northern Ireland. His bravery should be applauded.

Malignment of International Students at Westminster Must End

Gary Spedding | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

We simply must challenge and put an end to the deliberate malignment of International students at Westminster, they are not the fall guys for Cameron's promised reduction in immigration. Its time our MPs stood up for our students!

Northern Ireland Green's Lead Push for Marriage Equality

Gary Spedding | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

With this motion, a clear call is made on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to introduce legislation to guarantee that couples of any sex or gender identity receive equal benefit from marriage.

Goodbye Owen Paterson, Hello Theresa Villiers

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

In a cabinet reshuffle billed as the answer to Britain's economic ills, Prime Minister David Cameron went with the economic status quo: holding tight to the fiscally prudent and the ever-derided George Osborne.

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party Attend LGBT Event for First Time

Adam McGibbon | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

In a move perhaps more unexpected than Marty McGuinness shaking the hand of Queen Lizzie, the Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland's biggest party, sent a representative to an LGBT event for the first time last Tuesday night.

Northern Ireland First Minister Threatens To Resign

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has threatened to resign if Justice Minister David Ford allows prison reform that could remove royal in...