Review: Welcoming the Stranger

WITH THE UK GOVERNMENT’S New Plan for Immigration threatening to criminalise some asylum seekers and even those who try to help them, this book could hardly be more timely. In the UK today, the welcoming of strangers is a highly contentious issue. We might,...

Is it time for prospective MPs to sit an exam?

THE COLLEGE which provides training for civil servants has just introduced a new course. ‘From Backbencher To Minister’ aims to give new ministers the skills to manage a department with hundreds of employees and a budget of billions. Some might think this is long...

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