Economy and Politics

  • 27 Mar 2012

    Serious concern has been expressed that US property tycoon Donald Trump is set to fund a campaign in the 3 May 2012 Scottish council elections.

  • 27 Mar 2012

    A decision by Quakers to give a “loyal address” to Elizabeth II has triggered heated internal controversy due to the denomination's anti-royal tradition.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    “A hundred grand is not premier league. Two hundred grand to 250 is premier league.” The language of the huckster employed by Tory Treasurer Peter Cruddas in relation to access to the Prime Minister is ugly and dispiriting.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    Scandal has erupted over an offer to dine with the UK Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, and influence policy, in return for money. Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas was filmed promising undercover journalists access to the top reaches of government, in return for donations of up to £250,000. The reporters, from the Sunday Times, had posed as overseas wealth fund managers.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    It is almost a truism to note that if the mainstream media is our only source of news regarding anything to do with religion (however that might be conceived) in the Middle East, or even the Middle East in general, we are in deep trouble, says Dr Michael Marten. Here he analyses some of the major misunderstandings, urging the BBC and others to 'up their game' and to have the courage to address difficult and contentious issues appropriately.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    A large gathering of people from south-west England and across Britain convened in Bristol on Saturday to explore visions of a New Economy.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has rejected calls from faith groups to resign following a political and economic crisis that has rocked the nation.

  • 25 Mar 2012

    Action not bluster is needed from the government on "Cash for Cameron" questions, says a major UK campaign for political reform.

  • 24 Mar 2012

    This morning the conference entitled 'The Eye of the Needle: Biblical Clues to a New Economy' begins in Bristol, co-sponsored by the Southwest churches and Ekklesia.

  • 23 Mar 2012

    The Methodist Church have "cautiously welcomed" reports that the government plans to enforce a minimum unit price on alcohol sales in England and Wales.