Economy and Politics

  • 20 Nov 2010

    As NATO leaders debated Afghanistan, around 10,000 people rallied in London to call for the immediate withdrawal of UK troops from the country.

  • 20 Nov 2010

    Activists have demanded swift action on climate change by holding a vigil on the hundredth anniversary of an attempt by suffragettes to storm Parliament.

  • 19 Nov 2010

    The government's creation of 54 new peers to ease its position in the House of Lords has been condemned as cronyism by democracy campaigners.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    Being able to exercise a vote is an important symbol of being a citizen says Tim Newell. Trusting prisoners with a vote is a sign that they remain members of our community.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    What does the liquid insurgency of the Tea Party movement in the United States mean for political processes on both sides of the Atlantic? Simon Barrow compares and contrasts government, opposition and voter disaffiliation in the UK and the USA.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    There may be no direct route from the politics of Jesus' day to the politics of modern Britain, but there are embodied principles and narratives in the Gospel which directly challenge the marginalisation of the poor and the use of ideology (religious or otherwise) to prop up the status quo, says Jonathan Bartley. These have a good deal to say to us as we assess the Spending Review and those it benefits and penalises.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    Media coverage of recent student protests in London has consistently presented the violence of a very small minority as worse than the action of of the Coalition Government, and has tried to tar all who entered the courtyards and buildings of Millbank Tower with the same brush. Tim Saunders and other Christians opposed to the cuts and supportive of non-violent action examine the events from a different perspective.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    One of the Church of Scotland’s most senior ministers has invited the Chancellor to come north of the Border on a “fact-finding mission” about welfare reform.

  • 17 Nov 2010

    The Coalition of Resistance against the government's public spending cuts, which is bringing together trade union, community, political and civil society groups, has announced the agenda for its organising conference on 27 November - which already has 500 representatives signed up.

  • 17 Nov 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.