UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on “non-violent extremism” as well as terrorism. Unless this is narrowly defined, such measures may undermine civil liberties and do more to promote than to counter violence.
As hostilities in Gaza and Israel resumed after the collapse of the ceasefire earlier this week, Amnesty International has renewed its call on the UK government to suspend all arms export licences for Israel.
A new report from the TUC says the majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families.
There are few passages in the Bible that I feel more strongly about than the parable of the talents. This is partly because of the worrying ideas that are justified by the way it is usually interpreted. I am convinced we have been reading the parable “upside down”.