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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back The inevitable media headline from the final Relatio of the Synod on the Family will be: “Bishops scrap welcome to gays.” And this is literally true. The astonishing mid-term Relatio’s language of outreach, inclusion and welcome shrank l
Andrew Sullivan | 17 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sol Campbell's transfer to the Tories could be what the party needs to defend millionaires from the dreaded mansion tax With the coming election still impossibly hard to call, we look for signs of the butterfly effect tiny gusts on the political breeze that might grow into a hurricane and wonder whether a high-profile defection might prove the clincher. I refer not to past
The Independent | 17 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Prosecuting the new medievalists with medieval treason laws would give the enemy comfort | Editorial A romantic, reactionary impulse to prosecute the jihadists as traitors is taking hold. But the 1351 statute defining treason is not up to the task; it would achieve nothing but the creation of martyrsIn the Commons last Thursday, the foreign secretary, Ph
The Guardian | 17 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Guardian readers editor on why colour has taken on a new significance in the recent redesign The aim is to look at journalistic forms such as analysis and comment, and indicate these by a different colourIt is just over nine years since the Guardian became the UKs first full-colour national newspaper with the launch of the Berliner format on 12 S
The Guardian | 17 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Guardian view on Labours football reforms: Fans 1, Big Money 0 | Editorial Football is more than a business, and fans are more than customers. Opposition proposals to help them invest in the sport and have more of a say are long overdueAs fans streamed into football grounds at the weekend for the resumption of domestic fixtures,
The Guardian | 17 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Looking Past Despair In a series of exchanges with Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian writer who expatriated to the US this summer, Etgar Keret explains why he maintains hope that change will come to Israel: Its easy for me to understand why so many Israelis have chosen des
Andrew Sullivan | 17 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Russell Brand might seem like a sexy revolutionary worth getting behind, but he will only fail his fans Russell Brand was at the TUC march against low pay at the weekend; earlier he turned up in Newham, east London, to support some single mums who refused to leave their flats after the council decided to demolish the block, and he also stood with the firefi
The Independent | 17 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why did Britains political class buy into the Tories economic fairytale? | Ha-Joon Chang Falling wages, savage cuts and sham employment expose the recovery as bogus. Without a new vision were heading for social conflictThe UK economy has been in difficulty since the 2008 financial crisis. Tough spending decisions have been needed to put it on
The Guardian | 18 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Poem For Sunday Dish poetry editor Alice Quinn writes: James Laughlin, the founder and publisher of New Directions from 1936 until his death in 1997, was also a prolific poet, who established his style with some guidance from William Carlos Williams, one of his most dist
Andrew Sullivan | 18 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The entire schools inspection culture is the problem | Zoe Williams Ofsted is a corporate concept driven by competition and measurement. But children are not robotsA new accusation being made against Ofsted is that superhead Rachel de Souzas Inspiration Trust academies knew in advance when its inspectors were coming. She
The Guardian | 19 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend