In a joint submission to the Export Credits Guarantee Department's (ECGD) public consultation, campaigners criticised proposals, which they say would water down human rights and environmental standards.
The Electoral Reform Society has said that new research on voter registration paints a "scandalous" picture, and points to the urgent need to address the underlying reasons why people are not engaging with the political system.
In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.
Members of the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CCND) called yesterday on fifteen London-based embassies to ask what steps their countries are taking towards achieving international nuclear disarmament.
People in the UK who have learnt about global issues are more than twice as likely to see the point of personally undertaking social action, according to new research. Schools and the media have been urged to take notice of the findings.