Economy and Politics

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Without seeking to draw explicit conclusions about the current conflict in and over Libya, Harry Hagopian offers some observations and questions about what is going on, and proposes a cautious hopefulness about the 'Arab spring', even in the midst of winter.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    A YouGov opinion poll has put the Greens ahead of the Lib Dems in Scotland for the first time ever, despite their exclusion from election TV debates.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    A debate on 29 March has asked how far banks have a responsibility to contribute to the common good, and if the proposed Robin Hood Tax is the solution.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    People of faith have been on the streets of London over the weekend, as an act of prophecy against the greatest attack on the vulnerable in society for the last 50 years, says David Haslam. Those from many different belief backgrounds, including Christians, joined the 'March for the Alternative' - for good spiritual and theological reasons.

  • 29 Mar 2011
  • 29 Mar 2011

    A new opinion poll shows clear public opposition to the exclusion of the Scottish Green Party from the TV election debates that start tonight.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    A majority of people say they are not clear what Britain is trying to achieve in Afghanistan and only one in four think the current approach is working well.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    Untruth is not always communicated in outright lies. There is a type of blinkered misapprehension which presents misleading and inauthentic concepts. None of us are immune to this failing and all of us need to keep it under informed scrutiny. But it often seems to come to the fore in politicians in a manner which does at the very least, raise questions as to their judgement and credibility.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.