Economy and Politics

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Dear Iain

    You once described yourself as “the quiet man”. It didn't quite work for you at the time, which is a pity, because quietness implies a capacity for reflection, listening and, in the words of our Quaker 'Advices and Queries', for finding space to “consider it possible you may be mistaken”. These are not qualities which are much in evidence among our noisier politicians.

  • 30 Jan 2012

    A verdict from with the MoD and the conclusion of a CND report agree that Sottish independence will leave Trident with "nowhere to go"

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Asira Al-Qibliya residents are experiencing increased, organized attacks by Jewish settlers on their West Bank village, say Ecumenical accompaniers.

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Charities, NGOs, poverty, disability and faith groups across Britain are lobbying MPs to vote for significant changes to the Welfare Reform Bill

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Police in London have moved in to evict Occupy supporters from the empty UBS building which has housed the alternative 'Bank of Ideas' project.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Iran, Israel and the US are equally responsible for bringing the Middle East to the brink of war, a decade after the disastrous assault on Iraq’s presumed 'weapons of mass destruction', says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Does Iran have a latent objective in raising the Strait closure now? Should Israel, or the US, launch an air strike on Iran preemptively, Iran may want the world to think about the consequences of such a closure on the world economy.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    The official consultation on the Scottish independence referendum has now been launched and is already provoking a lively and important debate.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    My latest 12-minute interview has been with BBC Wiltshire Radio on the evolving situation in Syria. Bishop Declan Lang is Bishop of the Clifton Catholic Diocese and I am his Middle East and North Africa advisor.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Disabled people chained wheelchairs together and led hundreds of others in forming barriers across Oxford Street on Saturday to protest against welfare cuts.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.