Jill Segger's blog

Time to make poverty as a political choice too uncomfortable for our government

 United Nations Special Rapporteurs are independent experts who have a specific thematic or country mandate from the UN Human Rights Council.

Commemorating a centenary or forgetting the pity of war?

How a war ends is as important as the manner of its beginning. It is in that ending that injustice and hatred may be sown.

Open data: of woodcuts and genomes

Edward Bawden was a remarkable artist-craftsman-maker, skilled in many media. He was a fine water-colourist, printmaker and designer.

Faith and politics: speaking truth to our own power

Speaking truth to power is a blade with two edges.

Does the truth prosper among you? A question for our own time

“‘What is truth?’, said Jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.” Francis Bacon’s enduring comment on the frustrated Roman functionary, adjudicating the quar

Fake news, gaslighting and the truth that can be known

Three or four years ago, we still had some trust in politicians.

Armed Forces Day and the risky people

“The Armed Forces have decided your vigil will not prove a risk to their display”.

Faith, hope and an old photograph

We live in a time of rapid change: in technology, politics, beliefs and in perceptions of each other.

The virtues of others: learning to take risks for inclusion

High white hoardings behind which earth-moving equipment growls and gouges, and men in yellow helmets appear on rising

In praise of standing back

Responses to the results of last week's local elections offer a cautionary tale about the impulse to rush into comment an