general election 2015

  • December 14, 2014

    There are few of us who either enter or leave this world without its presence. In between, the NHS is there for broken bones, depression, ingrowing toenails, heart attacks, cancer and all the diverse pain, fear and suffering of our lives' journeys.

  • November 27, 2014

    With polls suggesting that next year’s general election is too close to call, new analysis from the TUC shows over four million ‘missing votes’ from people under 35.

  • November 25, 2014

    #CameronMustGo - the hashtag trended on Twitter across the weekend, beginning in the aftermath of Mark Reckless' victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election and continues to date (26 November 2014), having collected over 400,000 contributions from politicians, celebrities, journalists and citizens.

  • September 23, 2014

    It’s a fact that the people who suffer most harm from government policies are the people least likely to vote. A common reason for not voting is that ‘it doesn’t make any difference’.

  • September 18, 2014

    Tomorrow (19 September 2014) it will be exactly eight months until the United Kingdom general election. It is also the day on which the provisions of the new Lobbying Act come into force, imposing significant restrictions on how charities, NGOs and other non-party organisations are seen to campaign for their causes and concerns during this designated pre-election period.

  • September 3, 2014

    Justin Welby will give the keynote address at the 'Love your neighbour:Think, Pray, Vote' conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team in Coventry on 21 February 2015.

  • September 3, 2014

    Opponents of National Health Service privatisation have today hung a banner from Westminster Bridge in central London reading “Save Our NHS”.

  • June 9, 2014

    The Burghfield wing of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire has seen its biggest protest in years, with entrances blocked for nearly five hours.

  • June 6, 2014

    Support is growing within Labour for the idea that the party should oppose the renewal of Trident. The decision is due in 2016. Polls consistently show a majority of British voters opposed to Trident. Religious groups, including fairly middle-of-the-road churches, are speaking out against it. Protests at nuclear bases are increasing. Will Ed Miliband have the courage to listen to the majority of the public rather than senior Labour figures who are stuck in the 1980s?

  • November 11, 2012

    Good science-based predictions are powerful, says Graeme Smith, Reader in Public Theology at the University of Chichester. But given that politics is a human activity, he disagrees with Rorty that those in the humanities cannot do it as well. Turning humanities-based soothsayer for a moment, Dr Smith sets out the reasons why he thinks that the Labour Party will (just) form the next government at Westminster, concluding: "you read it here first."