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A return to ancient barbarism

A return to ancient barbarism

Press: IT IS one of those weeks when the disparity between foreign and domestic news is more grotesque than usual. In Iraq, all kinds of horrors continue unabated. In England, Professor Richard Dawkins gets teased, and Vicky Beeching comes out

Lamentable lack of British values

Lamentable lack of British values

Press: IT IS one of the great ironies of history that the criminal folly of the invasion of Iraq should have produced, 12 years on, a crisis that actually fulfils all the conditions for a just war - at the moment when the Western powers are so weakened and demoralised by their earlier, unjust war that there is really nothing they can do.

Humanism as Anglican heresy

Humanism as Anglican heresy

Press: GAZA today and Belgium 100 years ago: this has been a week dominated by wars. I am writing just as the news has come through of Baroness Warsi's resignation over the Government's policy about Gaza.

A world in which everyone lies

A world in which everyone lies

Andrew Brown goes to see a new play about the hacking scandal, at The National

A strange form of establishment

A strange form of establishment

Andrew Brown reflects on coverage of the assisted dying debate, including a piece from the Bishop of Worcester for The Guardian

The C of E’s reshuffle coverage

The C of E’s reshuffle coverage

Press: SO THE mountain laboured and brought forth - a hamster, maybe? The difficult thing for the national presss about the women-bishops story was to comprehend the motives of the opponents, and the politicking behind it.

The dubious morality of choice

The dubious morality of choice

Press: A SERIES of exchanges in The Guardian showed - quite unintentionally - why the debate on assisted suicide will be lost, and how.

Leninist thinking in the Vatican?

Leninist thinking in the Vatican?

Press: THE news that Jesus would have supported gay marriage among the clergy came to us from Sir Elton John, a man with excellent celebrity contacts. It made the front page of Metro.

Gove’s Greeks don’t need a horse

Gove’s Greeks don’t need a horse

Press: THE best sense I have read about "faith schools" and the supposed "Trojan horse" plot was actually in The New York Times, where Kenan Malik stripped it down to essentials. It was not so much that he made any new points, but he left out all the inessential ones.

Take this news with tweezers

Take this news with tweezers

Press: CONFUSING news out of Rome. According to The Times, "Church rift is a scandal, admits Pope". According to Google Translate, applied to a Spanish newspaper report, "Francis Pope" said: "The secession of a nation must be taken with tweezers,"

Press finds cesspit irresistible

Press finds cesspit irresistible

Press:  TWO things this week to illustrate how little facts count against the power of story. The first and most egregious is the claim that 800 babies' corpses had been disposed of in a septic tank behind a home for fallen women run by nuns in Ireland.

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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

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