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Posts Tagged: Religion
All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
Iain Dale: Silly error, or malevolent ploy? Either way, Johnson has done himself no favours among Tory MPs.
The MPs, of course, pick the final two in a leadership race. Plus: the Westminster Transfer Window. And: my workaholic holiday.
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
The way equalities law applies to “philosophical belief” has created a messy courtroom battleground for all sorts of angry fringe groups to seek protection.
Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
A handful of ordinary members may let the rest of us down, but I have seen no sign that our Party systemically encourages anti-Muslim hatred.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
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.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
The Moggcast. “We’re getting to the point where you wonder whether the Government really wants to leave at all.”
He fears that while “the Government’s words remain robust, its deeds become weak”. Plus: the Rees-Mogg family spent the Royal wedding playing “sermon cricket”.
Daniel Coughlan: Thirty years on from Thatcher’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’, faith is sadly excluded from public discourse
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…