Tag: House Of Lords

Justin Welby’s Speech

Here’s the bits on homosexuality. The cultural and political ground is changing. Anyone who listened to much of the Same Sex Marriage Bill Second Reading Debate in the House of Lords could not fail to be struck by the overwhelming

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Understanding the Bishops

There’s been a lot of nonsense written about what the statement from the Bishop of Leicester following the Second Reading in the Lords of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill actually means, chiefly down to the spin that the Telegraph put on

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The Salisbury Convention

Have you heard of the Salisbury Convention / Doctrine? The Salisbury Doctrine, or “Convention” as it is sometimes called, emerged from the working arrangements reached during the Labour Government of 1945-51, when the fifth Marquess of Salisbury was the Leader

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Everything that is Wrong with some Conservatives

Read the blog post by David Lindsay. Rape As Most People Understand It And as committed in Manchester. If Peter Tatchell had his way, then a conviction in this case would be practically impossible, since the age of consent would

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Prof David Martin on Establishment

A fascinating piece is up on the Derby Diocese website by Professor David Martin, Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, exploring issues around the establishment of

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Summary of today in the Lords

CCFON have the news. Three amendments tabled by Baroness O’Cathain were passed by the House of Lords tonight. The first amendment was voted through 216 votes to 178, the second was conceded by the Government and the third was voted

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