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7500: A likely case of the evil that men do

7500: A month after our 7000th issue, Tony Blair became Prime Minister. Paul Vallely reflects on his record in office

HAMLET had some thoughts on the subject. Certain men, he said, carrying the stamp of one defect, their virtues else, be they as pure as grace, shall in the general censure take corruption from that particular fault.

Literary scholars have drawn from his lines a theory of the tragic flaw of the great Shakespearean heroes. Political ...

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Subscribe to read more

Sun 1 May 16 @ 21:08
https://t.co/dLeTt9Yexs

Sun 1 May 16 @ 19:01
Hereford Cathedral's Mrs Shakespair probably not the Bard's wife, sadly https://t.co/FLOcsLekQX