• Literature
  • LEARNING FROM JANE

    There are certain authors whom it is worth reading simply for the clarity of their writing. The supreme exponents of clear English in the 20th century were probably George Orwell and PG Wodehouse. Unlike many literary figures they actually wrote in order to be comprehended and not just to gain a reputation for literary brilliance.…

  • Islam
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

    Once a darling of the Left Zana Ramadani, a German of Albanian Muslim origin, founded the German chapter of the radical feminist group Femen. She took part in radical feminist demonstrations, appearing topless to protest sexual exploitation. She now finds herself shunned by her fellow feminists.…

  • Bible
  • CAN CONSERVATIVES QUOTE SCRIPTURE?

    Nearly thirty years ago Margaret Thatcher spoke at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and attempted to justify her ideological position of individual responsibility against that of societal control.

    She said such supposedly controversial things as: “The tenth commandment – thou shalt not covet – recognises that making money and owning things could become selfish activities. …

  • Politics
  • PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE

    Secularists assure us religion has no place in politics, that this is patent nonsense never stops them. Whilst I don’t pretend to know about religions it is obvious that Christianity and politics are both concerned about how we should live. Christians approach the question in a God-honouring manner, secularists in a humanist manner.…