Former Education Secretary moves to abolish Christian teaching

Jun 16, 2015 by

By Mark Ellse, The Conservative Woman: At first glance, the Westminster Faith Debate’s pamphlet co-authored by former Education Secretary Charles Clarke, sounds reasonable. On the subject of school assemblies, the former Education Secretary writes that their “form and character […] should be left to the governors of the individual schools.” Speaking on the Today programme yesterday, Clarke said we are seventy years on from legislation that requires schools to have an act of collective worship...

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UK Foreign Secretary orders Embassies not to fly rainbow flag

Jun 16, 2015 by

By Nick Hallett, Breitbart: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has ordered UK embassies around the world to not fly the gay rainbow flag during pride marches. According to the Daily Mail the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London will also not fly the rainbow banner this year, unlike last year when it boasted about the flag on Twitter. A spokesman said: “The Union Flag always takes priority. It is flown from the FCO’s main flagpole at all times. It is never substituted for...

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Helping families – the missing link in Cameron’s aspiration policy

Jun 15, 2015 by

By Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: £46,000,000,000 is so humongous a sum of money as to be almost unimaginable: I have piled on the noughts, rather than write the usual word “billon”, in order to project some impression of its scale. It is a larger sum than the spend of the whole Scottish Government.  It is bigger than the spending of some UK government departments – indeed, it is larger than that of the Home Office, Transport and Justice departments rolled together.  It is more than is...

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Ben Harris-Quinney suspended from Conservative party

May 30, 2015 by

From Steerpike, Spectator: Earlier this month Ben Harris-Quinney stepped down as the chairman of the Bow Group, following internal frictions over the Conservative think tank’s partial Ukip endorsement ahead of the election. Now Harris-Quinney, who was elected as a Tory councillor earlier this month, has been suspended from the Conservative Party. In an email circulated to staff, a Conservative spokesman reveals the suspension is pending an investigation into the circumstances in which he...

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A British Bill of Rights is wholly contingent on the UK leaving the EU

May 27, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: Today’s Queen’s Speech is the first to be delivered on behalf of a majority Conservative government since 1996, when John Major was Prime Minister and ‘Europe’ was tearing his party asunder. The following year saw the rise of Sir James Goldsmith’s Referendum Party, which advocated that the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union could only be justified with the explicit democratic consent of the British people. The “game, set and match” Treaty of Maastricht – by...

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Christian Lib Dem leadership candidate: more gay rights, more sex ed

May 25, 2015 by

Would-be Lib Dem leader: No church schools, more sex ed From The Christian Institute: An MP bidding to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats has given his support to homosexual rights and compulsory sex education but says he would rather church schools did not exist. Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, also said he favoured the disestablishment of the Church of England, in an interview with PinkNews. Farron said he should have been more supportive of same-sex marriage...

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