Economy and Politics

  • 14 Mar 2012

    St Paul’s Cathedral have received a letter from five Christians who were removed by police as they prayed on the cathedral steps during the 'Occupy' eviction.

  • 13 Mar 2012

    A new web application has been developed by Campaign Against Arms Trade which will enable easy public access to a wide range of information on UK arms export licences.

  • 12 Mar 2012

    Regular readers of my blog (a small but much appreciated group!) may wonder if I've got a bit obsessed with the Occupy eviction and my forced removal from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. Looking back now, I realise that my last five blog entries have been about it.

  • 12 Mar 2012

    The newly appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London has defended the forced removal of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp.

  • 11 Mar 2012

    Vladimir Putin's election to a third term as Russian president has spurred debates about civil society and church-state relations within the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 10 Mar 2012

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign have warned the UK government that London courts could be used by vulture funds trying to sue Greece over unpaid debt.

  • 10 Mar 2012

    I admire David Ison, who was appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral earlier this week, for speaking up for same-sex marriage in his first national media interview after being appointed. I'm sorry that he ruined it within days by defending the forced eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange in language that manages to be both evasive and insulting.

  • 10 Mar 2012

    Today (Saturday 10 March 2012) I will be in conversation with Sarah McAllister from Belfast on Premier Radio's Newstalk half-hour programme, at 11.30 AM.

  • 9 Mar 2012

    Figures published by Department for Communities and Local Government show 48,510 households across England were accepted as homeless by local authorities in 2011

  • 8 Mar 2012

    “Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.” These words from Disraeli's 1845 novel 'Sybil' could have been written for Norwich MP Chloe Smith.