Clifford Longley

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  1. The poverty divide between marrieds and non-marrieds is shocking
  2. Ed Miliband said he had a better vision, but he hasn’t sold it to us
  3. Market fundamentalism, or neoliberalism, has become an unstoppable juggernaut
  4. The solidarity and sense of the common good of wartime Britain is a lost memory
  5. Politicians have noted that sympathy for the poor is waning in British society
  6. Islamic extremism asserts that for a Muslim there is only one identity and it isn’t British
  7. One common critique behind the rejection of political elites is their lack of virtue
  8. The danger with appealing to science is that the argument is open to scientific refutation
  9. Too meek for today’s politics
  10. Thanks to official negligence, Jimmy Savile got away with it right to the end
  11. Margaret Thatcher forgot Original Sin. She was, in fact, a Pelagian
  12. Conservative clergy, armed with theology textbooks, have little to offer families
  13. Work is there to be enjoyed, not suffered
  14. ‘The first result of coalition government is a bonfire of the manifestos’
  15. Protestant destiny and working-class solidarity no longer cement the Union
  16. A way forward would be to accept that not all marriage needs to be sacramental
  17. Some on the left suspect Blue Labour because of its Catholic associations
  18. Catholic moral theology still sometimes sounds ‘as if’ Creationism were true
  19. The massacre at Drogheda in 1649 was hardly a beach party
  20. This does not smack of the supreme law of the Church, the salvation of souls
  21. Plainly the drafters of the 1961 Suicide Act wanted to have their cake and eat it
  22. It isn’t just Jeremy Corbyn’s prospectus which belongs in cloud cuckoo land
  23. There are lots of exemplary relationships which are described as cohabitation
  24. In 41 of 53 countries in the Common­wealth, homosexual conduct is still a crime
  25. Morality comes from conscience, something that everyone has
  26. Lower funding for libraries means they will close, not miraculously improve
  27. So far, Corbynism has failed to measure up to its billing as a radical alternative
  28. Are the Churches doing any better than the police in handling domestic abuse?
  29. Anti-Semitism must be resisted with every muscle the academic world possesses
  30. Almost without meaning to, Francis has shot Humanae Vitae dead
  31. How robust is the Catholic case against abortion and embryo experimentation?
  32. The national British identity was as resolutely Europhobic as it was anti-Catholic
  33. Cameron failed to appreciate effect of migration on the white working class voter
  34. The demands of labour must take priority over the demands of capital
  35. Irrational impulses are part and parcel of populist politics
  36. Master-servant still provides the framework for employer-employee relations
  37. Meritocracy is ultimately a flawed project
  38. Mercy isn't a Church thing - it's what families do every day
  39. Depriving Isis of a home is key to victory, but the West must avoid humiliating Muslims in defeat
  40. Mother Teresa's miracle won't help the poor
  41. Has believing the victim policy sullied the name of a much-admired bishop?
  42. Church should ask forgiveness for sex abuse scandal in Year of Mercy
  43. Ian Duncan Smith's resignation over welfare policy was sincere - he did believe in the Common Good
  44. Roll out of 'academisation' of state schools is anti-local councils - or just plain barmy
  45. Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis has created confusion where we needed clarity
  46. Anglican and Catholic partnership helped shape Liverpool's response to Hillsborough tragedy
  47. Chilcot's final verdict on Britain's role in the Iraq conflict is both damning and shaming
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