Category - cuts

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 16 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.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.

  • 16 Nov 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

    A network of Christian ministers, academics and activists is calling on UK churches to resist public spending cuts and expose the Big Society's 'big lie'.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    A group of Christians in public life, including ministers and theologians, have launched a new network to oppose government cuts in public spending and welfare provision. They criticise the Coalition’s ‘Big Society’ rhetoric as vacuous and misleading.

  • 16 Nov 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

    Over 100 academics and staff from UK universities have signed a letter backing students who occupied Tory HQ as part of the recent anti-cuts demonstration.