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Eric Pickles’ dictatorial disregard for the law is dangerous in a democracy

Eric Pickles’ dictatorial disregard for the law is dangerous in a democracy

Posted: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:28 by Terry Sanderson

Eric Pickles, the Dickensian-style Communities Minister, has announced that Britain is a "Christian nation" and anyone who disagrees needs to "get over it".

Being called a ‘fundamentalist secularist’ is an insult I would welcome

Being called a ‘fundamentalist secularist’ is an insult I would welcome

Posted: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:01 by George Gillett

George Gillett defends the fundamentals of secularism against the persistent attempts by some politicians and media commentators to misrepresent the term as a slur, to protect their own religious agendas in government.

Are parliament’s theocrats about to have their day?

Are parliament’s theocrats about to have their day?

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:08 by Terry Sanderson

Has the recent reshuffle appeased the religious lobby and are parliament's theocrats about to have their day?

Religious people should recognise that secularism benefits them, too

Religious people should recognise that secularism benefits them, too

Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:37 by Mary Draycott

The UK is a diverse society; a secular political system allows us all to develop equally in peace and fairness.

There is no persecution or sidelining of Christianity in Britain

There is no persecution or sidelining of Christianity in Britain

Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:32 by Oliver Kamm

In a free society, government must defend religious liberty while being indifferent to the content of people's beliefs.

Prime Minister’s dissembling, hypocritical and disingenuous speech to religious leaders

Prime Minister’s dissembling, hypocritical and disingenuous speech to religious leaders

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:18 by Terry Sanderson

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave an Easter reception for Christian leaders at Downing Street this week at which he delivered an unctuous speech of such disingenuousness and hypocrisy that it almost takes the breath away.

Why militant secularism is for believers, too

Why militant secularism is for believers, too

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:03 by Terry Sanderson

Atheists cannot be made to believe and believers cannot – with some exceptions – be persuaded that they are deluded (as Richard Dawkins would have it). So we have to leave it at that and then find a way to live together. That way is secularism.

The spectre of militant secularism

The spectre of militant secularism

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:53 by Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen says 'Militant secularist' has become the 'neo-con' of the 2010s: a know-nothing label that signifies extremism, without explaining where the extremism lies.

Baroness Warsi and her gang of pious politicos are out of step with the nation

Baroness Warsi and her gang of pious politicos are out of step with the nation

Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:36 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson warns that Baroness Warsi risks starting a culture war that she cannot win.