Category Archives: Good Society

Britain’s sharia councils and secular alternatives

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The secular legal system can uphold the rights of minority women forced to conform to patriarchal religious laws, writes Lejla Kuric.

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Young greens: why the Green Party is increasingly popular with students

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Bradley Allsop looks at why the Green Party is increasingly popular among young people.

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Would Jesus have been a Cameroon?

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David Cameron told an audience last night that divine inspiration was at work when he came up with the concept of the Big Society. But would Jesus really have been a Cameroon?

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Putting workers’ rights at the heart of international development

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Jim Murphy is putting the issue of workers’ rights at the heart of international development.

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Today we saw the Ed Miliband that people want to see

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In pledging to unleash the potential of communities across our country, Ed Miliband looks like a prime minister in waiting, writes Richard Carr.

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Eric Pickles needs a lesson in what secularism is (and isn’t)

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Eric Pickles’s comments on ‘militant atheists’ belie an ignorance as to what secularism is, writes Matthew Broomfield.

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Don’t cheer too loudly if Clegg gets a hammering in the Euro Elections

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Labour should worry if Nick Clegg goes. The likelihood of a strong Lib Dem General Election performance would be greatly enhanced by a new – left-leaning – leader.

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Hain calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

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Former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has argued that all crimes related to the troubles that have not yet been solved should be left like that.

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Labour is not losing support because left-wing policies are unpopular: it’s losing support because they are

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If Labour wants to reverse its declining poll ratings, it shouldn’t be trying to fight the Tories for the centre-right ground.

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There might not be any red tape for Boris Johnson to cut, but securing London’s energy security matters

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Faced with the prospect of a capacity crunch in energy supplies, the Mayor is content to sit back and write another column attacking renewables.

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