This is morally repugnant – encouraging welfare state dependency

Aug 27, 2019 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: This week we’ve been republishing a series of articles by Laura Perrins which argue that a radically different social conservative frame of reference is required to stop the social disintegration and dispossession in our society unleashed by 40 years of Left-liberal/feminist state interventionism. If and when Boris Johnson extricates us from the clutches of the EU [see AM’s editorial policy here!], amongst the many questions he needs to address...

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Family breakdown, the root cause of modern poverty

Aug 24, 2019 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: WHO killed or is killing marriage and the family? This is quite a hot topic amongst conservatives right now so I have decided to stick my oar in. Tucker Carlson blames, to some extent, the market and its disruption of the male wage. Conservatives have always had an uneasy relationship with the free market and capitalism as the free market is the great disruptor. This is why conservatives take what is sacred out of the market completely – some things...

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Poverty doesn’t cause crime, Mr Mayor. Criminals do

Aug 17, 2019 by

by David Fraser, The Conservative Woman: A FEW weeks ago the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, released a report showing how the poorest areas of London are the most likely to see the highest levels of violence, with 74 killings this year alone. Khan described this as a ‘direct link’ between violence and poverty. This was crass, even for a politician. Does he not know the difference between causation and correlation? The implication we are invited to accept is that poverty is a driver of crime and...

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On inequality, the BBC’s headline doesn’t line up with the facts

May 14, 2019 by

from the Institute of Economic Affairs: Imagine if a sports journalist regularly described Sergio Agüero as a Manchester United player and insisted that West Bromwich Albion won the Premier League this season. Imagine a political correspondent routinely referring to the Liberal Democrats as the ruling party and claiming that the Chancellor was Michael Fabricant. They wouldn’t last very long. Readers and editors take a dim view of hacks who make basic mistakes with easily verifiable...

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The Persecuted Church

Dec 3, 2018 by

Archbishop Justin Welby talks to Andrew Marr about persecuted Christian communities, including the situation for Asia Bibi.  Deprivation and Poverty in the UK are also under discussion. From around 15.50.

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Christians Who Make a Difference: New Tearfund report shows how believers respond to poverty

Nov 3, 2018 by

from Christian Today: Four out of five Christians (87 per cent) have taken action on poverty in the past year – a far higher proportion than the general population – according to a poll of 2,958 UK adults by Barna Group for Christian relief and development agency Tearfund. Christians Who Make a Difference, a report launched today at The Justice Conference, looks at the connections between Christian beliefs, practices and priorities and their response to poverty. The research shows that...

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