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Engineering our way to a eugenic future

Philippa Taylor | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, UK
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.

A conviction politician

David Alton | 09 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
A political opponent pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher's character while questioning her social policies.

A sense of purpose

Peter Smith | 09 April 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.

She served her country well

Joanna Bogle | 09 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.

A British Labour MP explains the case against same-sex marriage

Tom O'Gorman | 14 February 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: British Labour Party, same-sex marriage, UK

Marriage equality splits the Tories

Peter Smith | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: David Cameron, same-sex marriage, UK
Supporters cited adult happiness and lovely wedding ceremonies; opponents championed children and families.

Do babies need their mums more than their dads?

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parental leave, UK, women's issues
A British government minister says it's time to "shatter" that perception.

UK Government: Please, Don’t Come! Part II

Marcus Roberts | 04 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: EU, migration, Romania, UK
Romania is not happy with the UK's attempts to limit Romanian migrants.

UK Government: Please, Don’t Come!

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: emigration, UK
The UK government is trying to convince Bulgarians and Romanians that the UK is not what it's cracked up to be.

What do we mean by Islamism?

Denis MacShane | 18 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamism, UK
The British media and political landscape have obscured an in-depth understanding of Islamism, the ideology, as separate from the Muslim faith. Two books can be a small help.

Disappointment in Strasbourg

Peter Smith | 17 January 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

Peter Smith | 17 December 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.

A path to oblivion?

Jacqueline Laing | 11 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: end-of-life care, euthanasia, UK
Are English hospitals putting seriously ill patients on an assembly line to death with the Liverpool Care Pathway?

Define disingenuous, please

Peter Saunders | 22 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: rhetoric, same-sex marriage, UK
Does being a Christian disqualify a public figure from participating in debates about government policy?

10 reasons not to redefine marriage

Michael Cook | 21 October 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: position papers, UK

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