The expenses scandal, broken promises and unpopular policies explain this. The 2010 election produced no party with a majority, making a coalition unavoidable and policy compromises inevitable. Austerity... More

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The European Parliamentary elections in May will show how real the support for the exit option is but ninety-five Conservative MPs are demanding a parliamentary veto on all past and future actions of the... More

The Liberal Democrats, who met this week in Glasgow, have a history of querulous conference debates but this year there was more discipline and fewer complaints that the party is losing its soul. Being... More

The Bill now goes to the Lords where a similar result is predicted. Many, but not all, of the Christian MPs, including several Cabinet Ministers were in the ‘noes’ lobby and did their best to persuade... More

He was formerly a lecturer in theology and philosophy and has sought to develop solutions to long term social, economic and cultural problems in the UK. At one time he saw seen as David Cameron’s policy... More

Within these statistics those over 80 are expected to double. However, the reliability of these projections is questioned in light of an unexpected increase in the death rate in the past year. 23,400 more... More

Economists predict that by mid-year the longest and deepest downturn for a century will be over. Together with falling unemployment, inflation and predictions of 2.4% growth next year, some bragging by... More

Nick Clegg claimed credit for all the Coalition’s achievements and made a case for another Coalition post the 2015 election. Ed Miliband signalled that Labour is moving leftward with talk of nationalising... More

To address this, the two Eds have made important speeches this week, Ed Balls on public spending and his leader on welfare policies. In the former, Mr Balls tied a future Labour Government to matching... More

But the long and the short of it is that I don’t believe in tithing. At least not the sort of tithing that much of the church teaches us about.  Here’s why:There are a lot of things I really like about... More

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