Ed Miliband’s vision makes perfect sense in the mind of Jon Cruddas, but not in Ed’s Premium10 July 2014 | by Clifford Longley
Last week’s Notebook page drew attention to the accusations of political bias that the Catholic Church in England and Wales might run into if it produced a pre-election statement in 2015 based on Catholic Social Teaching, as it has done before previous elections. The difficulties turn on the fact that the Labour Party’s policy review chief, Jon Cruddas MP, is not only a Catholic but a devotee of that teaching, and it is likely to influence the content of the next Labour manifesto. He has said, for instance, that all the big questions facing Western civilisation boil down to a choice between free-market economics and Aristotle. Aristotle was of course Thomas Aquinas’ big influence, and Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is not only Thomistic but Aristotelian.But this also poi
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