Economy and Politics

  • 21 Aug 2011

    Wandsworth Borough Council is under pressure not to punish the family members of people accused of taking part in riots, by evicting them from their homes.

  • 20 Aug 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • 19 Aug 2011

    There have been many thoughtful attempts to understand recent riots in England, says Savi Hensman. But unfortunately thinktank head and theologian Philip Blond’s parallel universe is not among them.

  • 19 Aug 2011

    The Green Party have welcomed a report from the Treasury Select Committee of MPs, saying that it echoes their criticisms of the Private Finance Initiative.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    Senior parliamentarian Sir Menzies Campbell and commentator James Fergusson, whose book 'Taliban' strips away misconceptions and lays bare the contradictions of western policy, are taking part in a public conversation on Friday 19 August, co-sponsored by the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 17 Aug 2011

    The Student Christian Movement have warned that an increase in private sponsorship of university places may lead to undue influence from corporations.

  • 17 Aug 2011

    The news that unemployment figures have risen has triggered a warning about potential students who miss out on university places this week.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    I returned last Friday from a week more or less out of reach of TV, radio and electronic communications to what feels like another country: A country convulsed by anger, outrage and anguish. A country in which the ‘old certainties’ of even ten days ago, now seem past their sell by date.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    If we can take anything positive from the days of destruction and division in England recently, says Chris Bain, perhaps it should be a dedication to tackle fear and exclusion wherever it exists around the world, and to stand by the women and children in the poorest countries who currently stand afraid on their own.

  • 15 Aug 2011

    In most religious traditions there is a commitment to giving money to the poor, and more radically to various kinds of economic sharing within communities.