Category Archives: Politics

The problem isn’t just Boris

Response to George Pitcher’s article Continue reading

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British exceptionalism and attitudes to Europe

Who do we identify with? Continue reading

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Power, responsibility and voting

Could we make decisions better than this? Continue reading

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Amoral or differently moral?

Wealth and the ultra-rich: moral, immoral or amoral? Continue reading

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Fake news, democracy and the real world

How fake news undermines democracy and the common good Continue reading

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The meaning of the Magnificat

The Magnificat as Luke’s Christian programme Continue reading

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70 years on, do we still believe in human rights?

On what we mean by human rights Continue reading

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Rees-Mogg, Habakkuk and their values

Britain has been the laughing-stock of Europe for a couple of years, but I write this at a time when it seems in complete disarray, with government ministers campaigning like fury against each other. The presenting issue is Brexit, but … Continue reading

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Raising the retirement age is completely unnecessary

Today is the day the state pension age for women rises to 65, the same as for men. From now on the Government intends to raise the age for both men and women together: to 66 in 2020, 67 in … Continue reading

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Poems for justice (3)

This is the third of three posts about the ancient Hebrew prophet Micah, based on sermons I preached at St Brides Liverpool. This one is about what we mean by peace. It focuses on Micah’s vision of everyone sitting under … Continue reading

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