Category - general election 2010

  • March 23, 2010

    There has been a mixed response to a controversial televised debate between the Christian Party leader George Hargreaves and Nick Griffin of the far-right British National Party.

  • March 21, 2010

    Friends of the Earth have welcomed a promise by the Conservatives to establish a Green Investment Bank, but they say that the plan must be combined with others measures to be effective.

  • March 20, 2010

    A speech about nuclear arms by the Prime Minister has been described as a “missed opportunity” after he failed to make specific commitments to cutting back the UK government’s nuclear arsenal.

  • March 15, 2010

    A Welsh Christian human rights group is planning to challenge general election candidates to make a "firm commitment" to opposing the use of torture in all circumstances.

  • March 13, 2010

    The tit-for-tat pre-election game of ‘what’s your poison?’ has got off to a rattling start, says Simon Barrow. From the lobby correspondent system to the domination of the big parties, politics needs fixing - not yet another 'fix'.

  • March 13, 2010

    The three largest Free Churches in Britain have questioned whether the BNP should be allowed to stand as a party in the General Election. But others say bans are counter-productive and wrong.

  • March 11, 2010

    The former bishop of Rochester has made the speculative and apparently unsubstantiated claim that “Good Friday processions may be refused permission because they are regarded as a minority interest not worth police time.”

  • March 11, 2010

    Spin is not merely changing facts, but changing the context in which we see the facts. In that respect, it can be something quite positive, says Jonathan Bartley.

  • March 11, 2010
  • March 9, 2010

    The 2010 general election will see a mixture of two contrasting approaches from the churches to politics. One we might term ‘Christendom’, the other ‘post-Christendom’.