Category - Labour

  • 21 Sep 2009

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a small extra tax on very expensive houses and the response has been sadly predictable.

  • 18 Sep 2009

    Senior Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed Church and Salvation Army representatives will attend the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative party conferences to discuss their shared concerns.

  • 26 Aug 2008

    Everyone is focussing on the PM's votes dilemma, says Simon Barrow, but all the parties are suffering from the diminution and regionalisation of their support as people continue to be disillusioned with the system.

  • 12 Feb 2008

    Rowan Williams clarified the nub of his thinking and showed contrition for clumsiness, but he declined to apologise and is not off the hook, say commentators and other public figures today, amid calls for disestablishment.

  • 10 Feb 2008

    Electronics workers in Mexico are regularly subjected to denial of labour rights and dignity by companies - practices which needed to be challenged and changed, says a new report from the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.

  • 1 Feb 2008

    Norway's government has praised the country's small Roman Catholic Church for its role in supporting more than 100,000 labour migrants from Poland and other eastern European countries.

  • 1 Jan 2008

    Westminster easily gets mired in posturing and trading for influence, says Simon Barrow. But there are glimmers of redemption and genuine conviction in the political vocation too - even if we need to go well beyond politics to realise them.

  • 4 Sep 2007

    A Christian group in Hong Kong has appealed for churches to show solidarity with hundreds of ironworkers who have been on strike for more than three weeks in what is reported to be the territory's longest-running industrial dispute for 30 years.

  • 23 Apr 2007

    Furious at government policy on gay adoptions and other issues, Scotland's Catholic bishops have sent a letter round to churches with a thinly-veiled call for a anti-Labour vote in the the forthcoming elections.

  • 13 Mar 2007

    There's a good article on Christian political influence (and lack of it) in Scotland today, in the Herald newspaper.