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Clifford Longley



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