The Scottish Government is currently considering introducing new hate crime laws, with Holyrood’s Justice Committee asking for views on the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. The closing date for submissions is this Friday.
During the coronavirus crisis, the desire to protect vulnerable people has been clear. This is to be welcomed. Government and individuals alike have been – and still are – doing all they can to preserve life. God’s common grace is at work.
Update: The Scottish Government has released guidance since the publication of this feature stating that churches can open for some aspects of worship from 15 July.
On 7 July 2009, the House of Lords rejected Lord Falconer’s attempt to introduce assisted dying.
Earlier this month, Parliament voted to tear up our divorce laws. MPs stripped away numerous safeguards, meaning people can now get out of their marriages more easily than a mobile phone contract.