UK News

  • September 11, 2009

    The Prime Minister has issued an apology for the homophobic hounding of the wartime codebreaker Alan Turing. He was driven to suicide in the 1950s by criminal prosecution and “medical treatment” imposed in response to his sexuality.

  • September 11, 2009

    British ministers are facing accusations of fatal errors in the rescue of a journalist in Afghanistan. The family of an Afghan translator killed during the rescue say that the captives' release could have been acheived without violence.

  • September 11, 2009

    Christian Aid delivered an Alternative Tax Award to the offices of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in Cannon Street, the City of London, yesterday.

  • September 10, 2009

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has drawn criticism for making comments supportive of the arms industry. He suggested on BBC television that Britain should be proud of being “particularly good at manufacturing tanks”.

  • September 10, 2009

    A third of parents would discourage their children from joining the army according to a new poll, despite the investment of millions of pounds to boost the image of the armed forces.

  • September 10, 2009

    A Methodist organist is planning to use his hour on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth this Sunday simply to make London happy with music. Peter Harding, organist at Acocks Green Methodist Church in Birmingham, will play the accordion to passers-by.

  • September 9, 2009

    The government's plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system have taken another blow with a poll revealing that voters would rather scrap nuclear weapons than see public spending cuts affecting health or education.

  • September 9, 2009

    Two members of the Catholic Worker movement, including a priest, have been arrested at the London arms fair. They poured red paint over an entrance sign before kneeling in prayer beneath a banner asking God to forgive arms dealers.

  • September 8, 2009

    London’s arms fair has opened this morning to a wave of protest and criticism. Protestors have demonstrated both outside the fair and at the offices of UKTI, the government unit through which the arms fair is subsidised.

  • September 8, 2009

    Parishes across England and Wales will this weekend observe Racial Justice Sunday. This year it is especially important for Catholics as it is also the 25th anniversary of CARJ