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March 25, 2011

The news is full of Libya. And it’s a frightening situation for everyone on the ground. But meanwhile, in Cote d’Ivoire, civil war has broken out.

March 24, 2011

In a recent Guardian article, Warwick Mansell has laid bare the risk of increased social segregation in state schools thanks to a range of reforms proposed by Government that will reduce scrutiny of school admission arrangements (...

March 24, 2011

Today is the 31st anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero, gunned down on 24 March 1980 by a government-backed death squad, while he was saying Mass in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador.

March 23, 2011

Those who have learned their lines as the government intends might think they have been dealt a good, or at least unavoidable budget yesterday. However, many of us are profoundly sceptical of the twin tropes which Messrs Cameron and Osborne have...

March 23, 2011

Once again, as the budget looms, the government is looking down the wrong end of the economic telescope.

March 22, 2011

When does an anti-Government uprising become a civil war? Can the rebels wage a proper united campaign? How will the West proceed in its dealings with Libya and the wider North Africa Middle East (MENA) region?

March 21, 2011

"Is it ever right for Christians to support military action in places like Libya?" That was the question posed to me on Premier Christian Radio this morning, alongside the pragmatic issue of what is happening following the Western bombing raids...

March 20, 2011

Eighty years ago, the conflict in Libya would have been glossed over as a “quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing”. In an age of 24 hour news and of media conscious politicians, we are saturated with images, comment...

March 20, 2011

This morning I turned on my radio to a sick sense of deja vu, with the news of war in Libya. Eight years to the day that George Bush announced attacks on Iraq, a stony faced President Obama did the same as he spoke to reporters in...

March 20, 2011

The recent history of western military interventions in the Middle East is hardly encouraging. Yet British PM David Cameron has clearly been itching to begin the bombing in Libya, and US President Obama has also sanctioned armed action - in spite...