Savi Hensman's blog

Anti-migrant rhetoric and the realities of terror

Are you more afraid of being tortured, shot, beheaded or forced to murder your neighbours to save your own life? If threatened, how far would you run to escape?

The Labour Party’s ‘welfare’ dilemma

Divisions have opened up among Labour Party leaders over whether to avoid opposing harsh social security cuts. Some regard this as a difference between the sensible and dogmatic.

Will the budget succeed in derailing the UK economy?

The Summer Budget produced by the UK chancellor George Osborne will, predictably, continue to widen the gap between the rich and the rest of the population.

Social housing crackdown could cost taxpayers billions

Hundreds of thousands of council and housing association tenants in England could face rocketing rents or eviction unless they buy their homes.

Earth entering sixth ‘mass extinction’ phase, scientists warn

The earth is entering its sixth mass extinction event, biologists from several universities have warned.

Magna Carta: overcoming idolatry towards the state

The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June 2015 is being widely celebrated. King John’s signing of this document symbolised the end of an age when rulers had absolute power.

Scottish Episcopal Church moves towards marrying same-sex couples

The Scottish Episcopal Church has taken a major step towards letting same-sex couples marry in church. However the process of change will take at least two years.

Evangelist Tony Campolo welcomes same-sex partnerships

Tony Campolo, an influential Christian speaker and writer, no longer regards same-sex partnerships as wrong.

Nursery worker wrongly sacked after answering lesbian colleague’s question

A London nursery unlawfully discriminated by dismissing a worker after a chat with a colleague ended in hurt feelings, an employment tribunal found.

Muslims, Christians, questionnaires and counter-extremism

A law to “promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism” was one of the measures in the Queen’s Speech.