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Peter Smith

Peter Smith is a lawyer who works in central London. He has previously worked in Parliament, for Edward Leigh MP.



Eurosceptics and family values
2 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, European Parliament, family values
What does the new European parliament augur for human dignity and the family?


Is it right that they come?
14 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, immigration, multiculturalism
A British economist shows that migrants as well as hosts can be big losers from migration.


The sinner repents?
29 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, British politics, media, spin doctors
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.


Since when did abortion trump the rule of law?
12 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, rule of law, UK
British officials claim that the prosecution of illegal sex-selective abortion is not in the public interest. They are wrong.


A sense of purpose
9 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.


What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?
28 Mar 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, religion, science
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.


Marriage equality splits the Tories
8 Feb 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: David Cameron, same-sex marriage, UK
Supporters cited adult happiness and lovely wedding ceremonies; opponents championed children and families.


Bad Religion
23 Jan 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: American exceptionalism, book reviews, religion
How America became a nation of heretics - along with nearly everywhere else.


Disappointment in Strasbourg
17 Jan 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious freedom, secularism, UK
Religious freedom in the UK takes another hit in the courts.


I do, but not in the established Church
17 Dec 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Church of England, same-sex marriage, UK
The British Government’s response to its consultation on same-sex marriage shows how keen it is to railroad through partial and divisive proposals.


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