Commentary by Symon Hill

  • March 25, 2010

    UKIP is generally treated as respectable and fairly mainstream, while the BNP is demonised. But is there really much difference between them? I decided to compare their policies and found that they were even more similar than I expected.

  • March 17, 2010

    Children will be the first to lose out as a result of today’s High Court decision.

  • March 16, 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) has warned that there are only hours left to save the Vulture Funds Bill, which was held up last week after an isolated Tory MP resisted the cross-party support for the measure.

  • March 13, 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.

  • March 5, 2010

    Supporters of the monarchy seek to persuade us of the Windsor family's virtues, missing the point that monarchy is about appointing the next person in line - whether or not he or she is any good at the job. Monarchy celebrates inequality not as...

  • March 5, 2010

    Two very different hearings have taken place in Britain today, concerned with questions of peace and war.

  • March 5, 2010

    There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.

  • March 4, 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide...

  • February 19, 2010

    The next two weeks look set to offer further evidence that, contrary to common perceptions, student activism is alive and well.

  • February 16, 2010

    It was a strange sight. There are not many occasions on which I watch people singing Thine Be The Glory while surrounded by police.

  • February 11, 2010

    Government ministers seem to be rather confused about their attitude to fraud.

  • February 9, 2010

    Faced with allegations of corruption in five continents, the arms company BAE Systems have agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay out £30 million and admit to criminal charges involving “accounting irregularities”.

  • February 2, 2010

    Many churches struggle to make their services more inclusive, but we need to be prepared for radical thinking if we truly want to address the problem. We are unlikely to make much progress as long as services appear as performances and we define...

  • January 30, 2010

    By far the scariest part of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Iraq War Inquiry was when he implied that it would be right to invade Iran.

  • January 28, 2010

    Last Thursday evening, I sat on a tube train, counting in my head the number of same-sex couples I know who enjoy faithful, sexually exclusive relationships.