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Benefit cheats

The annual social-security bill is reduced — between four and six per cent of claimants are sanctioned each month — but not in the way it should be, that is, by helping people back into work

Dying with dignity

Long hijacked by those in the euthanasia business, 'dignity' needs to be reclaimed by those who believe that a person retains his or her dignity regardless of the efficiency of bodily functions

VJ — 70 years on

IF MARKING the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe called for a careful balance between celebration, remembrance, and penitence, how much more challenging is the commemoration of Victory in Japan

Cameron’s ‘swarm’

Cameron’s ‘swarm’

The strangers, the poor, the disabled, those who cannot help themselves — all are as much in the image of God, and the concern of the Lord Jesus, as those who enjoy security in this small island

Smash and squeeze

The Middle East and North Africa, where Christians lament the demise of autocratic dictators, are places that demand the keenest moral acuity

Targeting Muslims

THERE is a test that can be applied to any rhetoric about extremism

Limits of the market

The market is unable to respond to the environmental crisis

Leader: A tilt at Sundays

There is much to be lost here, and very little to be gained, even by the people whose nagging seems to have turned the Chancellor’s head

Leader: A work of the Spirit

Leader: A work of the Spirit

Church numbers are only one indicator of health, and not always a reliable one. If Christians are faithful to Christ, all else will follow.

Leader: International law

IT APPEARS that Tony Blair's tendency to exclude history from his decisions has been adopted by David Cameron

Leader: Not in good hands

THE content of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, Laudio Si, released yesterday, was not really the point

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

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