Willful misapplication of the law: a case in point

Three days ago, I commented on the Home Secretary’s troubling new proposal to introduce Extremism Disruption Orders. You can see my comments here. My central

Extremist Disruption Orders and ill-judged legislation

Forcing through ill-judged legislation to solve a particular mischief seems to be an unfortunate recurring theme for governments of all stripes. We have already endured

"Christian" assemblies and cake

This week has seen a furore over a couple of, dare I say, non-issues. In the first, the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev’d John

Why on earth are evangelical statements of this kind treated differently?

I was surprised to read in today’s Guardian two particularly good comments, within the same article, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Here, Justin Welby outlined the

Mark Steel is half right… nobody will abandon religion simply because an atheist bangs on about science

I generally like Mark Steel. He is usually funny and happens to take a political stance in his comedy that appeals to such as me.

What is the point of UKIP now?

Having posted this yesterday, by some coincidence The Guardian report today that UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has pledged to professionalise the party and purge it of ‘Walter Mittys seeking

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