The power of endorsement is an incredible thing. When you see the ridiculously large amounts of money companies are willing to pay someone like David Beckham to have his face in the same picture as a drink, sunglasses or even… Read More ›
Is poor parenting a disease blighting our society?
The Riots, Communities and Victims Panel’s independent report on the causes of last summer’s riots is officially published today, but having been leaked to Sky News yesterday, the launch is now a complete non-event. I suspect they may be a bit… Read More ›
Iain Duncan Smith: “Government is clear that marriage should be supported and encouraged”
This is my second post reviewing the new government paper entitled ‘Social Justice: Transforming Lives’ launched by Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith. The first post is entitled: The breakdown of our society in numbers. Social Justice: Transforming Lives seeks to address… Read More ›
This week’s news and links – 1st February
A few interesting links… Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, was interviewed in Saturday’s Telegraph. In part of the interview he discussed his opposition to gay marriage. This is a short extract: “I don’t think it is the role of… Read More ›
Deserving vs undeserving poor – what the Bible says
A few days after the government’s benefits cap defeat in the Lords, mainly thanks to the Lords Spiritual, the story still rumbles on. Top of the bill yesterday was former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey’s front page piece in the… Read More ›
Ian Duncan Smith’s benefit cap plan – what’s best for children?
I’m sitting here typing this having just seen that the government has been defeated by the Lords in a vote on its plans to cap benefits for a household to £26,000 per year. The amendment to exclude child benefit from… Read More ›
Reflecting on the English summer riots: God’s justice
Following on from my recent piece considering the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thoughts on the riots in England last summer, I received a comment that criticized it for not focusing enough on the need for justice and not sufficiently condemning the… Read More ›