The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.
A stricter separation between church and state at local level would safeguard against political patronage.
It is damaged beyond repair by poor definitions, confusion and misuse. The term harms Muslims.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
I personally don’t care if someone burns a copy of the Quran, provided they bought it and do so without creating a fire or smoke hazard. But it is illegal in the UK.
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
The far Left offer as much vitriol to Christians as to Conservatives.
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.
But her decision and other recent ones also raise the question of whether Ministers really hold sway in their own departments.
“The rule should be replaced by a legal duty on faith schools to ensure that their pupils mix with children of other backgrounds.”