monarchy

  • November 22, 2010

    The surge of popular feeling generated by the recent Royal engagement has pointed up a public inability to think rationally about the institution of monarchy, says Jill Segger. But the accompanying polls are perhaps a first step towards the logic of a republic.

  • November 21, 2010

    Today is the Feast of Christ the King. After days of wall-to-wall media coverage about royalty, churches across Britain have today celebrated Jesus Christ as the true king. This is a truly subversive claim.

  • November 17, 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • November 16, 2010

    As news of a royal engagement was announced, a gay couple were refused permission to marry after they declined the option of a civil partnership.

  • November 16, 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.

  • July 6, 2010

    The UK coalition government has dropped previous plans to reform the monarchy - including ending a long-term ban on Catholic succession to the throne.

  • June 8, 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • June 3, 2010

    When religion is invoked as a reason to stand up against injustice, a cynic might say that religion really has nothing to do with it, that the people involved would have taken the same political action anyway. So does religion really have the power to be an effective force for social change? A brief look at mysticism can help us to answer this question.

  • May 25, 2010

    The content of the Queen's speech is easily accessed in a digital age. The 23 Bills which it unveiled will be analysed and debated at length in the coming days and weeks.

  • May 13, 2010

    History has great comic timing. It is 350 years this month since a major political compromise with an uncanny modern-day parallel.