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  • October 20, 2009

    Politicians of all parties are coming under pressure to reduce the Civil List in the light of the recession. The Civil List, which consists of public money awarded to the royal family each year, currently stands at around £7.9million.

  • October 15, 2009

    The government's initiative for the "white working class" uses a loaded phrase and deflects attention from the real division in British society - between the very rich and the rest of us.

  • October 9, 2009

    The Board of Deputies of British Jews has written to Tory leader David Cameron “seeking assurances” about the Conservative Party’s links with allegedly anti-Semitic politicians from Poland and Latvia.

  • October 7, 2009

    Only 37% of the UK public support the war in Afghanistan, according to research published today, eight years after it began. Despite the government's attempts to increase support for the war, it is opposed by 56% of the population.

  • October 6, 2009

    There are some politicians who, if given a choice between attacking powerful people and attacking vulnerable people, find it much easier to choose the latter.

  • October 6, 2009

    Twenty-five years after the Provisional IRA bombed a Brighton hotel during the Conservative Party conference, Parliament is to host a groundbreaking event on forgiveness, with talks from people on both sides of the incident.

  • October 6, 2009

    Most people in Britain want an end to tax-breaks for fee-paying schools, with the money raised used for education more widely, according to a poll published today. 56% support the change with only 23% against.

  • September 29, 2009

    The Conservatives' shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, is facing strong criticism for suggesting that a Tory government would increase financial and political support for arms exports despite the party's commitment to spending cuts in other areas.

  • July 2, 2009

    Transgressive political theorist and theologian Phillip Blond is on the threshold of launching a new venture, according to Allegra Stratton.

  • September 8, 2008

    The President and Vice-President of the British Methodist Conference will be attending the three main party political conferences this autumn and will be pushing a message of social justice in the UK and globally.