On the 5th of August, James Garry wrote a piece outlining his support for the reinstatement of the death penalty. A.P. Schrader cares to disagree and tells us why Garry is wrong and also why it is wrong to kill people for their crimes. A rather distressing development has occurred. In its infinite wisdom, Her Majesty’s Government launched a new ‘e-petitions’ site. The obviously fatuous (one might almost say ‘Blairesque’) idea behind this innovation is [...]
Incest is wrong whether looked at from a religious viewpoint or from a scientific one. So why are acts of incest, while rare, occurring with more frequency? A.P. Schrader investigates. Earlier this week, a 47-year-old man and his daughter were both gaoled for the second time for having sex. Sentencing the pair for their latest offence, Judge James Burbidge said : “There appears to have been a relationship that involved genuine affection, but it was also [...]
America is a country founded on Puritan morality and has always been viewed as a socially conservative country. However, with the changing opinions about abortion and homosexual marriage among the population, socially conservative politicians must adjust to these changes to have a chance of winning over the public, writes Luke Cahill. One of America’s founding principles was that of religious liberty. The belief that a person could practice any religion they chose as long as it was [...]
The tragedy in Norway which threatens to besmirch the conservative cause. The tragedy must not be used by the Left and its Islamist allies to silence conservative and Christian dissent about multiculturalism and Islamisation, writes Charles Brickdale. Among elements of the left and of the self-appointed Muslim leadership throughout Europe and the US a clear trend is emerging in response to Anders Breivik’s massacre of the innocents in Norway.
Archbishop Rowan Williams has not been shy about brandishing his socialist credentials in the press on on the radio. The Church is unlikely to rediscover its purpose and mission with uncomprehending people such as the Archbishop at the helm, writes Charles Brickdale. The Daily Telegraph recently published a revealing photograph from 1992 of the present Archbishop of Canterbury. It shows the then Bishop of Monmouth, heavily cassocked against the rain, in conversation with a fellow cleric. Both [...]
Why did not the Palestinians follow the lead of their Arab neighbours and rise up against the regime they consider to be oppressive? Maybe it is because they are too busy fighting themselves. And that Israel’s freer than anywhere in the Middle East, writes Alex Patnick. The Arab Spring started earlier this year in Tunisia and spread across the Arab world, like wildfire. Yet it has seemed to skip Israel’s Arabs and the Palestinians – [...]
On the ninth of July, the former Republic of Sudan split to form Sudan and the new Republic of South Sudan. It is inevitable that some people will disregard this ‘unimportant nation’ as no news of any concern at all but I think that is pitifully naïve, and here is why. First, before it split, it was the largest country in Africa, with a potentially huge emerging market for businesses and entrepreneurs who were willing to [...]