Parliament

A British Bill of Rights is wholly contingent on the UK leaving the EU

  Today's Queen's Speech is the first to be delivered on behalf of a majority Conservative government since 1996, when John Major was Prime Minister and 'Europe' was tearing his party asunder. The following year saw the rise of Sir…

Phantoms of a Labour-SNP opera

  If the polls are to be believed (and they are variable and conflicting, to say the least), the Conservative Party is looking to be unlikely to command a majority…

The myth of the undeserving poor

  Unlike most Christian initiatives, this week's Feeding Britain report on poverty and foodbank use has whipped up a media storm filling up plenty of column inches and broadcast minutes. And it…

We are about to enter World War III

Last week Pope Francis took stock of all the regional conflicts, bloodshed, struggles and strife, and joined the dots. "We are now in World War III,” he told journalists on…