Economy and Politics

  • 8 Mar 2014

    Three major British Churches have attacked the Government’s Child Poverty Strategy, saying that it fails to provide a credible plan to tackle the issue.

  • 8 Mar 2014

    A few weeks ago, Juliet Kilpin attended the community launch of Christians on the Left (www.christiansontheleft.org.uk) with a summit on faith, social action and social justice. In a packed food bank based in a London City Mission venue in Vauxhall, inspirational voices shared stories of action motivated by Christian faith. But the event and network raises other important questions about faith, politics, justice, class, witness and the use of the Bible, she suggests.

  • 7 Mar 2014

    Saeed and Sakil Dawood were friendly, sports-loving Yorkshiremen on holiday in India, returning from a trip to the Taj Mahal. 73-year-old Ehsan Jafri, a former trade unionist and MP, lived in Ahmedabad. When horrific violence engulfed Gujarat in 2002, they were among those brutally murdered.

  • 7 Mar 2014

    CND has criticised increased government expendidture on nuclear weapons and called for submarines to be recalled from service in the light of new safety issues.

  • 7 Mar 2014

    Privatisation hurtles on in the UK, regardless of the damage. Even David Cameron and George Osborne acknowledge that we have been badly served by the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), under which companies build hospitals, schools and prisons, then lease them back to the state, locking taxpayers into decades long maintenance contracts. Clare Sambrook exposes the underside of the privatising business, looking at who profits, who loses, who benefits and who decides.

  • 6 Mar 2014

    UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today (6 March) with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the Security Council on the situation later today.

  • 6 Mar 2014

    The Defence Select Committee has increased the pressure on the MoD to stop enlisting minors, in a report published today (6 March).

  • 6 Mar 2014

    The UK Government faces a huge and growing call to take action on welfare, wages and food markets in the 2014 budget from End Hunger Fast this Lent.

  • 5 Mar 2014

    “Imagine...it's easy if you try”. It's a good lyric but John Lennon was not entirely accurate. What might pejoratively be described as airy-fairy and perhaps slightly wishful supposition is not particularly difficult. More is asked of us by the kind of creative, imaginative thinking which has the power to transform.

  • 4 Mar 2014

    When even an avowedly conservative think tank says that people are being unfairly sanctioned, making them destitute and forcing them to use foodbanks, the Department for Work and Pensions can no longer deny that there is something seriously wrong with the system it has created.