Category Archives: Politics

On Brexit, Becket and Signs of the Times

by Lord Blair of Boughton, cross bench peer, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and parishioner in the Diocese of Oxford As a newcomer to this site, my task in writing a first post has not been made much easier by looking … Continue reading

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Power, Men & Politics

by the Ven Canon Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, Chair of One Body One Faith and Member of General Synod “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” So said Plato. I have been … Continue reading

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Rhetoric of a Playground Bully or Political Discourse?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester At the heart of Britain’s, largely unwritten, constitution lies the principle that those charged with making decisions should do so free of improper influence or pressure.  Members of governing bodies, whether … Continue reading

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Donkeys, Leaders and Fairy Tales

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester What a mess to be in! The metropolitan elite, secular and religious, is totally out of touch with the mood of the wider population. Caught up in its own petty … Continue reading

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A Special Place in Hell….and the Road to Heaven

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In perhaps the most metaphysical intervention of the Brexit debate thus far, suddenly Hell has become part of the debate. It arrived with the suggestion from one European leader that it … Continue reading

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Are We to be Doomed by Intransigence?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Whether or not Albert Einstein actually said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” I think we can all agree … Continue reading

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Brexit, Sex & Science: Can We Challenge “Fake News”?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vic Chair of the Ozanne Foundation                 I was listening to an American political commentator on the radio the other day, … Continue reading

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