Symon Hill's blog

Pilgrimage Day 5: Hospitality

Pilgrimage Day 5: Hospitality

I am currently on a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia, walking from Birmingham to London between 16 June and 1 July. For more details and updates, please see: http://repenting.wordpress.com/

Pilgrimage Day 4: Praise and criticism

Pilgrimage Day 4: Praise and criticism

I am currently on a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia, walking from Birmingham to London between 16 June and 1 July. For more details and updates, please see http://repenting.wordpress.com

Pilgrimage Day 3: Words and silence

Pilgrimage Day 3: Words and silence

I am currently walking from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia. This post appeared originally on the website for my pilgrimage on Saturday 18 June. Please see http://www.repenting.wordpress.com.

Pilgrimage Day 2: Forgiveness in Coventry

Pilgrimage Day 2: Forgiveness in Coventry

I am currently walking from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia. This post appeared originally on the website for my pilgrimage on Friday 17 June. See http://www.repenting.wordpress.com.

Pilgrimage Day 1: Roadsigns and radios

Pilgrimage Day 1: Roadsigns and radios

If I said that I’d been on an emotional rollercoaster, I might sound like a contestant on the X Factor. However, I’ve been through an extremely wide range of emotion since yesterday evening, when I launched my pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia. This morning, I began the first leg of my walk from Birmingham to London.

My walk of repentance starts this week

My walk of repentance starts this week

For some time, I’ve been getting in training for my walk of repentance for homophobia, which begins this week.

I will never own a house. And I am not doomed.

I will never own a house. And I am not doomed.

The media this morning (31 May) are very excited about a survey showing that nearly two-thirds of people aged 20 to 45 in the UK expect never to own their own home. Most of the coverage did not even mention that the survey also revealed that nearly a quarter don’t want to.

Pilgrimage plans published

Pilgrimage plans published

It is now less than four weeks before I begin walking from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia. I'm delighted with the support and encouragement I've received and I'm very pleased to report that details of events during the walk have now been published.

Privatising higher education

Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.

Taking the No campaign to its logical conclusion

Taking the No campaign to its logical conclusion

The main arguments used by the 'No to AV' campaign are, if taken to their logical conclusion, arguments against democracy. Every one of their leading arguments could be used an argument against holding elections at all.