Clifford Longley

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