Clifford Longley

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  1. ‘Making a mess of the coverage of religion is now a risk the media is prepared to run’
  2. People are turning against the principle of the free movement of labour
  3. It’s a mistake to let government ministers of any persuasion to define Britishness
  4. Hume and Worlock returned from Rome having had the door slammed on their fingers
  5. A Church ill at ease with itself
  6. Ed Miliband’s vision makes perfect sense in the mind of Jon Cruddas, but not in Ed’s
  7. A factor is the irresponsibility of letting anti-aircraft missiles fall into the hands of militias
  8. Logically, the Church should be defending the indissolubility of second marriages
  9. Israel’s right to exist in principle ought to be treated as an article of faith
  10. Privacy matters most to people who are up to something they wish to hide
  11. Taking a daily pill to prolong the period of infertility simply mimics how nature operates
  12. An economic system must serve the interests of everyone
  13. The poverty divide between marrieds and non-marrieds is shocking
  14. Ed Miliband said he had a better vision, but he hasn’t sold it to us
  15. Market fundamentalism, or neoliberalism, has become an unstoppable juggernaut
  16. The solidarity and sense of the common good of wartime Britain is a lost memory
  17. Politicians have noted that sympathy for the poor is waning in British society
  18. Islamic extremism asserts that for a Muslim there is only one identity and it isn’t British
  19. One common critique behind the rejection of political elites is their lack of virtue
  20. The danger with appealing to science is that the argument is open to scientific refutation
  21. Too meek for today’s politics
  22. Thanks to official negligence, Jimmy Savile got away with it right to the end
  23. Margaret Thatcher forgot Original Sin. She was, in fact, a Pelagian
  24. Conservative clergy, armed with theology textbooks, have little to offer families
  25. Work is there to be enjoyed, not suffered
  26. ‘The first result of coalition government is a bonfire of the manifestos’
  27. Protestant destiny and working-class solidarity no longer cement the Union
  28. A way forward would be to accept that not all marriage needs to be sacramental
  29. Some on the left suspect Blue Labour because of its Catholic associations
  30. Catholic moral theology still sometimes sounds ‘as if’ Creationism were true
  31. The massacre at Drogheda in 1649 was hardly a beach party
  32. This does not smack of the supreme law of the Church, the salvation of souls
  33. Plainly the drafters of the 1961 Suicide Act wanted to have their cake and eat it
  34. It isn’t just Jeremy Corbyn’s prospectus which belongs in cloud cuckoo land
  35. There are lots of exemplary relationships which are described as cohabitation
  36. In 41 of 53 countries in the Common­wealth, homosexual conduct is still a crime
  37. Morality comes from conscience, something that everyone has
  38. Lower funding for libraries means they will close, not miraculously improve
  39. So far, Corbynism has failed to measure up to its billing as a radical alternative
  40. Are the Churches doing any better than the police in handling domestic abuse?
  41. Anti-Semitism must be resisted with every muscle the academic world possesses
  42. Almost without meaning to, Francis has shot Humanae Vitae dead
  43. Mercy isn't a Church thing - it's what families do every day
  44. Depriving Isis of a home is key to victory, but the West must avoid humiliating Muslims in defeat
  45. Mother Teresa's miracle won't help the poor
  46. Has believing the victim policy sullied the name of a much-admired bishop?
  47. Church should ask forgiveness for sex abuse scandal in Year of Mercy
  48. Ian Duncan Smith's resignation over welfare police was sincere - he did believe in the Common Good
  49. Roll out of 'academisation' of state schools is anti-local councils - or just plain barmy
  50. Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis has created confusion where we needed clarity
  51. Anglican and Catholic partnership helped shape Liverpool's response to Hillsborough tragedy
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