This page contains a selection of my articles and broadcasts with a broadly political theme.

It does not aim to be comprehensive; but it does show the range of issues that I cover.


22/05/2015 – Church Times
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán censured over death-penalty move

21/05/2015 – Church Times
MEPs call for an end to Rohingya persecution

01/05/2015 – Church Times
Solving the migrant crisis: EU leaders fail to agree

24/04/2015 – Church Times
EU leaders argue over how to solve migration crisis

24/04/2015 – Church Times
Archbishop of Wales enters “dangerous waters” with voting advice

17/04/2015 – Church Times
Green Party and its Christians

17/04/2015 – Church Times
Respectful dialogue at Bradford Cathedral hustings

10/04/2015 – Church Times
Eric Pickles glad to have taken on ‘secularist bigots’

20/03/2015 – Church Times
EHRC report reveals confusion over workplace freedoms

13/03/2013 – Church Times
Fight against IS will go on King Abdullah tells European Parliament

02/03/2015 – Church Times
Benefit sanctions punish job-seekers unjustly, say churches

27/02/2015 – Church Times
Welby identifies government policies to celebrate

24/02/2015 – Church Times
Welby defends church involvement in politics

09/01/2015 – Church Times
Church school seeks safeguards from HS2 works

09/01/2015 – Church Times
Smooth passage for Bill to allow council prayers

25/11/2014 – Church Times
Pope Francis offers compass bearing to ‘weary’ European Parliament

21/11/2014 – Church Times
New slave-owners face life imprisonment

07/11/2014 – Church Times
New South Yorkshire PCC Alan Billings promises to clean up police force

12/09/2014 – Church Times
NATO secretary general dampens expectations of troops on the ground to tackle Islamic State

12/09/2014 – Church Times
Ukrainian Patriarch describes Putin as ‘the new Cain’

05/09/2014 – Church Times
NATO chief: Nobody wants war over Ukraine

05/06/2014 – Church Times
Withdraw from Ukraine, G7 tells Putin

14/03/2014 – Church Times
Westminster rules on gay marriage in shared churches and chapels

28/02/2014 – Church Times
Repairs land parish council in court

13/12/2013 – Church Times
Bank reform Bill passes through Parliament

29/11/2013 – Church Times
Welby backs law on cash laundering

15/11/2013 – Church Times
Move to fix Synod clash with debate

18/10/2013 – Church Times
No fun by the sea – why Blackpool has the lowest life expectancy in England

04/10/2013 – Church Times
New finance industry regulator promises tighter curbs on payday loan firms

17/05/2013 – Church Times
The tax minefield that now confronts PCCs

15/03/2013 – Church Times
MPs back change for Parliament’s chapel

12/10/2012 – Church Times
Chancel-repair liability comes under scrutiny

14/09/2012 – Church Times
Liverpool Cathedral hears of Hillsborough blunders

10/08/2012 – Church Times
MP gives warning on repair liability

20/06/2012 – Church Times
Praise for clerics’ input during riots

29/04/2012 – BBC Radio Four, Sunday
Conservative Anglicans set up alternative international structures

18/03/2012 – BBC Radio Four, Sunday
As youth unemployment rises, what can churches do to provide practical help

26/02/2012 – BBC Radio Four, Sunday
Christian and Muslim religious and legal leaders from Punjab meet their Yorkshire counterparts

07/12/2011 – Church Times
Council and Councillor join battle in court over prayers

13/11/2011 – BBC Radio Four, Sunday
MPs investigate claims that Christians are discriminated against in their working lives

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