Mike Penning should put his own house in order
The criticism of Sarah Wollaston has nothing to do with her being a woman
There are signs that Cameron is increasingly sensitive to public concern and anger about the treatment of Christians in Muslim-majority countries
After David Cameron’s whole God thing last week, there was a discussion on the radio this morning about whether religion is necessary for morality. Clearly there’s nothing to stop atheists being as moral as religious people, and as atheism grows in more advanced, literate countries, almost by definition the least corrupt and venal societies also have the lowest levels of religious belief.
Instead of contemplating the mystery of our salvation, it is easier to turn away and focus on things which seem more within our mental grasp.
Sexism is more ‘in your face’ in Britain than in other countries, a United Nations investigator has claimed. I can see why the UN’s Rashida Manjoo might think this – for better or worse, sexism is a topic that features frequently in British publications.
There is no better commentator on the mores of the modern world than the incognito graffiti artist from Bristol
I suppose I should by now get over the fact that intelligent, articulate journalists feel able to write with such certainty about data they simply don’t understand. It cannot be repeated too many times that the explosion in the numbers of people ‘on the dole’ (by which Fraser means the number on ‘out of work benefits’, including lone parents on income support and those on incapacity benefits) occurred in the period from 1979 to the mid 1990s, after which it began to fall.
If aid is about development, helping allies or promoting peace and prosperity, we need to see the fruits of our £10.6 billion.
The paper used the tears of an American girl to sell its story on child hunger – so what?
The British jobs miracle continues, with unemployment now down below 7 per cent and employment at an all-time high of 30.4 million. This is the level that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he’d consider raising interest rates – a milestone chosen because, only recently, it seemed as if we’d take years to reach this point. Now we’re past it.
As a party we have been expecting this; Ukip is doing well in the poll
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