Brian Heading

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Brian Heading was the Social Democratic and Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for Lagan Valley at the 2010 general election.

Skeptical Voter Questionnaire Response

1. Do you support the use of NHS money to provide unproven health products such as homeopathy? No.

2. Should schools be allowed to teach creationism as an equivalent theory to evolution? Only as a religious point of view nad taght along side othrt religious opinons.

3. Do you believe that religious belief should be legally protected from ridicule? No .

4. Should an independent government adviser whose views in their area of expertise conflict with government policy be able to express those views publicly? After he or she resigns.

5. Should religious courts such as Sharia and Beth Din be recognised as alternative systems within UK law? NO

6. Do you agree that testing on animals (within strict criteria) is a necessary part of the development of medicines? Yes

7. Should policy-makers trust scientific evidence even when it appears counter-intuitive? No , the should continue research

8. Do you think that abortion time limits should always be determined by the current scientific and medical consensus? Yes

9. Should religious leaders be entitled to vote in the House of Lords? No

10. Do you support the reform of English and Welsh libel law to allow a stronger 'public interest' defence? Yes

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