Commentary by Symon Hill

  • May 2, 2012

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the BAE Systems Annual General Meeting. Shareholders were today (2 May) welcomed into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, to be greeted by plush carpets, free coffee and glamorous posters...

  • April 13, 2012

    Once again, groups that attempt to 'cure' people of same-sex attraction have made the headlines. The Core Issues Trust (whose only 'core issue' is an obsession with opposing same-sex relationships) and Anglican Mainstream (who are not at all...

  • April 11, 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the...

  • April 11, 2012

    I was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as I knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. The occupiers had arrived on the cathedral's doorstep after they were prevented from protesting closer to the...

  • March 29, 2012

    Economic inequality is growing in the UK. The government is slashing the welfare state, while parts of the media demonise disabled people, benefit recipients and the working class generally. Since the 1990s, churches in the UK have spoken out...

  • March 12, 2012

    Regular readers of my blog (a small but much appreciated group!) may wonder if I've got a bit obsessed with the Occupy eviction and my forced removal from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. Looking back now, I realise that my last five blog...

  • March 10, 2012

    I admire David Ison, who was appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral earlier this week, for speaking up for same-sex marriage in his first national media interview after being appointed. I'm sorry that he ruined it within days by defending the...

  • March 1, 2012

    Following the clamour since Tuesday morning about the involvement of St Paul’s in the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange, the cathedral have now released another statement. It is longer than yesterday’s statement, but completely fails to...

  • February 28, 2012

    It is now clear that the authorities at St Paul’s Cathedral were complicit in this morning’s violent eviction of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp.

  • February 28, 2012

    I have been forcibly removed from buildings by police on several occasions, but never before have I been dragged from the steps of a church as I knelt in prayer. I am profoundly shocked to have been dragged from my knees as I prayed about...

  • February 27, 2012

    Occupy London Stock Exchange are likely to be evicted from their camp near St Paul's Cathedral, within the next few days. I am determined to be praying at the camp as the eviction happens. Along with others, I will attempt to form a ring of...

  • January 31, 2012

    One of the nastier stereotypes about working class people is that they hit their children. Now, however, working class people are being blamed for not hitting their children enough. Politicians and columnists who are encouraging parents...

  • January 29, 2012

    The saga of Bishop Wallace Benn and the pro-rape booklet goes on and on. Having first withdrawn his endorsement of the booklet, then apologised, he has now offered what appears to be an attempt at an explanation.

  • January 29, 2012

    The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • January 26, 2012

    Wallace Benn, the Suffragan Bishop of Lewes, has sent me an apology for his endorsement of a booklet the promotes the legalisation of rape within marriage and the criminalisation of same-sex relationships.

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