Render Unto Caesar, Primate

BY TIM DAWSON Who is Justin Welby to judge? Well, okay – he’s the Archbishop of Canterbury. But his recent partisan interventions – both in a speech at the Trade Union Conference in support of John McDonnell and then, yesterday, in an article for the Church Times condemning Brexit – have moved beyond what is appropriate for the principal leader of the Church of England. … Continue reading Render Unto Caesar, Primate

LACS Charity Status Under Review

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ What are the UK Charity Commission public benefit rules for a charity? From the Charity Commission’s website: The ‘benefit aspect’ To satisfy this aspect: a purpose must be beneficial – this must be in a way that is identifiable and capable of being proved by evidence where necessary and which is not based on personal views any detriment or … Continue reading LACS Charity Status Under Review

The Game is Up

BY ANDREW KELLY It is becoming ever clearer that parliament is operating on its own mandate and is likely dangerously adrift from the will of the majority of the UK population. If true, this situation only breeds more discontent and likely has dangerous consequences for decades to come. When Cameron allowed the second referendum, it was for two principal reasons: The first – that the … Continue reading The Game is Up

Left Running Out of Victims?

BY FRANK HAVILAND Back in the 90’s it was still considered racy to show a lesbian kiss pre-watershed. Twenty years on and homosexuality is so mainstream, your best chance of being controversial is to do the unthinkable and put a straight, white couple on. In fact, if the latest Disney princess isn’t a pink-haired, non-binary, transgender activist for Antifa, what is the point? Gender it … Continue reading Left Running Out of Victims?

Yellow Macron Folds

BY PAUL NEWALL We should watch on with some interest the events in Paris and Brussels where the mainstream media is informing us that a movement known as the Gilets jaunes are protesting a hike in fuel taxes as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s green taxation programme resultant from the Paris Climate Accord. (Macron has just folded to their demands.) Looking beneath the surface there are … Continue reading Yellow Macron Folds

Protect Democracy First

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These last days there has been much talk of defending British Democracy. Whether in reference to another referendum or to publishing the full legal advice in relation to the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. There has been talk too of a constitutional crisis. Sir Keir Starmer warned yesterday of a no confidence vote in the Government should May’s deal fail to garner sufficient … Continue reading Protect Democracy First