News Brief

  • 11 May 2015

    Two Quakers have been elected as members of parliament in the UK General Election. Nineteen had stood as candidates.

  • 11 May 2015

    On Friday, when David Cameron stood outside Downing Street to address the nation, he struck a less strident note then he has for some time. He talked about giving the poorest a chance for 'training, a job, and hope for the future'. He seemed in his speech to be reclaiming the mantle of the compassionate Conservative he appeared to be back in 2009/10. I wish I could believe him.

  • 10 May 2015

    An open letter to the Prime Minister from a United Reformed Church minister has been shared more than 30,000 times on Facebook.

  • 9 May 2015

    David Cameron has emailed supporters to tell them of his plans to ‘make Britain greater still’. One part of these plans is to create three million Apprenticeships.

  • 8 May 2015

    A desolate day follows a long night and the metaphors are a measure of the shock: “ a tsunami”, “ a landscape changed out of recognition”, “ sweeping all before them”. The reality is that the polls were wrong and we were ill-prepared for a Conservative majority.

  • 8 May 2015

    Ekklesia associate Vaughan Jones described the 2015 General Election as an event in democracy. Now that moment has passed and the results are in it is time we reflect on what they mean and what we need to do next.

  • 8 May 2015

    The spectacular gains made by the SNP in the General Election are a stark indicator of opposition toTrident, which is based in Scotland, says CND.

  • 8 May 2015

    We have to resist: we have to throw sand in the works But more generally, now is not the time for despair.

  • 8 May 2015

    On the eve of the election, 650 stories from people at the sharp end of austerity were read aloud in a live performance, as part of artist-activist Liz Crow’s Figures project.

  • 8 May 2015

    We will also be looking ‘Beyond the Ballot’… and from time-to-time giving you the opportunity to help keep us awake by making contributions (large or small, as you are able) to our post-election work