Symon Hill's blog

Abortion, Trident and the destruction of innocent life

Fifteen UKIP candidates and two Conservatives have signed a statement that commits them to opposing the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system.

Optimistic about the Green vote.

I am often cautious about making election forecasts, but when it comes to the Green Party, I’m unusually confident about my predictions.

UKIP's Christian group accuses gay people of 'recruiting' children

One of the nastiest accusations against gay people is the claim that they 'recruit' children with the intention of turning them gay.

Labour should stand up and say they'll scrap Trident

Trident is trending on Twitter. At present, it is the Number One trending topic in the UK.

Britain has never been a Christian country

Happy Easter!

Grassroots activism and the Leaders' Debate

Leaders’ Debates are always going to be unbearable on some level.

Vote for us! We're slightly better than the others! (Or: An evening at the Quaker hustings)

Lindsay Northover, a Liberal Democrat junior minister, began her remarks at a Quaker-organised hustings event yesterday by commenting on how few people go to hustings these days.

How not to respond to tragedy

My first reaction to the news of last week’s aeroplane crash was, of course, horror. Millions of people reacted in a similar way.

Are Christians who support same-sex relationships frightened of saying so?

Conservative Christian groups are forever telling us that people who oppose same-sex relationships are frightened of expressing their views.

World War One: The overlooked opposition

Last year saw a flood of new books on World War 1. When I saw a new one in a bookshop or library, I would pick it up and look up how much space it gave to the issue of opposition to the war.