Savi Hensman's blog

Further cuts would badly affect middle-income families

Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid.

At every birth, a royal baby

There has been extensive media coverage of the birth of a daughter to the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.

Ruling out cross-party cooperation does not help democracy

It is impossible to be sure who will win the UK general election.

Wealth of richest doubles as others struggle financially

The total wealth of Britain’s richest 1000 individuals and families has more than doubled over ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Calling people cockroaches: limits of acceptable speech

A recent BBC documentary powerfully depicted the plight of Christians in the Middle East, amidst threats by Isis and other forces.

Breakaway Anglicans’ ‘narrow way’

A breakaway international Anglican grouping intends to keep spreading its views across the world, including holding a conference in 2018.

Extending ‘right to buy’ would worsen housing crisis

There has been widespread criticism of a Conservative Party manifesto pledge to extend the ‘right to buy’ to housing association tenants.

Inheritance tax change not as generous as it sounds

The inheritance tax threshold will be raised if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister pledged.

Sexuality and difference explored at Open Church conference

Views have changed throughout Christian history and differences can be found in the Bible, said Steve Chalke, a Baptist minister and founder of Oasis.

Benefit ‘reforms’ damage work prospects and independence, research finds

Benefit ‘reforms’ which are supposed to get more people into paid work have often made life harder for those in, or seeking, jobs, research reveals.