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Paul Vallely: Another tear in the fabric of trust

Mr Brown has given political cynics fresh ammunition

There was one huge unanswered question in all the political to-ing and fro-ing this week over the consequences of Gordon Brown’s election-that-never-was. What most of the political commentators focused on was the question of what damage has been done to the reputation of the new Prime Minister. Did he dither or bottle it? Are the Tories now in the ascendant? Or was it not a matter of courage, but of sensible political calculation that will soon be forgotten, as events blow the news agenda ...

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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