MP Philip Davies on standing up for his views – “The place where bullying happens most is in the House of Commons”

Dec 21, 2016 by

by Andrew Gimson, Conservative Home: Philip Davies has an extraordinary gift for annoying what he calls “the PC brigade”. In recent days, the Conservative MP for Shipley has attracted adverse comment for trying to talk out a Bill to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing violence against women. In this interview, Davies reiterates his stubborn commitment to “gender equality”, dismisses the convention as “gesture politics”, and challenges his critics to produce one scrap of evidence that...

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College kids are proving Trump’s point

Dec 15, 2016 by

by George F Will, New York Post: Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled? Campuses create “safe spaces” where students can shelter from discombobulating thoughts and receive spiritual balm for the trauma of microaggressions. Yet the presidential election came without trigger warnings? The morning after the election,...

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What Was Behind the Trial of Geert Wilders?

Dec 13, 2016 by

by George Igler, Gatestone Institute: […] Although the gross unfairness of Geert Wilders’s prosecution is clear when compared with other Dutch politicians who have articulated far worse, there is also compelling evidence that much that is preached from the Koran in mosques daily would clearly fall under such a definition of “hate speech” — also remaining curiously outside the attention of public prosecutors. Given that “hate speech” damages the...

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Will Theresa May restore religious liberty by adopting reasonable accommodation?

Dec 6, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Theresa May is an Anglican, and her faith appears to be sound and secure (ie, it doesn’t fade in and out like Magic FM in the Chilterns). A few articles have pondered the precise cut of her Christian jib: Giles Fraser was first off the mark, with a tender dissection of her High Church upbringing, with its “unflashy service, community, warts and all, and personal sacrifice”. For him, she is the real thing: “her faith feels entirely convincing to me,” he observes. More...

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Beyond the politics of anger

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, MercatorNet: This is not politics as usual. The American Presidential election, the Brexit vote and the rise of extremism in the politics of the West are warnings of something larger, and the sooner we realise it, the better. What we are witnessing is the birth of a new politics of anger. It is potentially very dangerous indeed. No civilisation lasts forever. The first sign of breakdown is that people stop trusting the ruling elite. They are seen as having failed...

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Theresa May urged not to ‘abuse position to promote Christianity’ after revealing God is her driving force

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Rob Merrick, Independent: The National Secular Society says the Prime Minister must not seek to ‘impose her own religious values on others’ – after she reveals her faith ‘lies behind what I do’. Theresa May has been urged not to “abuse her position to promote Christianity”, after revealing how her faith in God is her driving force. The National Secular Society raised the alarm after the Prime Minister used a weekend newspaper interview to open up about her...

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