These elections were for 35 English Councils, including the County Councils which the Conservatives traditionally dominate. They lost control of eight. Labour took Derbyshire from them but the other seven... 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

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

Wright is a New Testament scholar and a student of early Christian thought. One of his aims is to free Christians from the distorting influence of Platonic philosophy and Enlightenment rationalism, especially... 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

Despite the PM’s draft Bill committing his party to a referendum on UK membership of the EU if the Conservatives are elected in 2015, 114 backbenchers voted for an amendment to the Loyal Address in response... More

 Whilst the Government celebrates every sign of economic recovery, the Opposition’s focus is on the cost of living crisis facing many households. Depending on how inflation is measured, the current rate... More

Their slogan was ‘One Nation Society’ but their speeches and policy announcements seemed to be those of a lurch to the left and abandonment of the centrist New Labour agenda which gave them three victories... More

Abraham Lincoln’s definition of democracy as ‘government of the people, for the people, by the people’ sounds right but only works if the people are sufficiently motivated, informed and intellectually... More

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Winds of over 100 miles-an-hour have caused havoc across the UK again - after days of weather-related... More

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