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Gay free speech amendment voted down

By staff An amendment to the law banning incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation has been shot down by MPs. In the second day of debate over the coroners and justice bill, MPs voted down an amendment guaranteeing a defence of free speech in the bill. Government ministers argued the amendment… Read more »

Douglas Hogg said the coroners bill timetabling "stinks"
Anger at coroners bill timetabling

By Alex Stevenson Conservative backbencher Douglas Hogg says he will oppose timetabling of all bills – even if the Tories win the next election. It follows yesterday’s curtailed debate on the coroners and justice bill, in which just two of the nine groups of amendments were scrutinised by MPs. Part of the reason for the… Read more »