A lifelong attachment to the Labour movement and its values of equity and justice makes questioning loyalty to the party formed in its name difficult, says Jill Segger. But it is possible to hold on to your principles and find political vision beyond tribalism.
Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote allowing religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.
Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.
The resignation of an advisor who accused the Ministry of Defence of “ignoring its own advisory group” has called into question the future of a project aimed at dismantling nuclear submarines in central Plymouth.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales has backed calls for the UK government to end its opt-out from a European directive that limits the working week to 48 hours, saying that a long-hours culture is damaging society as a whole.
Campaigners who are part of a London-wide citizens organisation, which brings together a wide range of community and faith groups, held a demonstration at the end of last week, calling for fair pay for workers involved in preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.