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When risk and reward replace duty and love

The UK was once marked by a spirit of duty under God and love.  Men and women would go to great lengths to do the right thing for others, even at great personal cost.  This spirit has been replaced in … Continue reading

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Number Crunching – BBC vs CofE

With a new leader just appointed to the Church of England and a new one now required for the BBC, I thought I’d compare these two venerable public service institutions by numbers. Perhaps the new DG, when appointed, could learn … Continue reading

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This is about more than the death of a newspaper

I’m already completely bored of the way the BBC and print media pour over the minutiae of the News of the World scandal like scavengers around a corpse.  The media pack has almost picked dry the carcass of that once … Continue reading

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On being a happy nation.

The UK’s coalition government announced last week that the success of the nation will no longer be measured by its wealth generating power but by how happy we all are as a population. It’s a fairly obvious political move to … Continue reading

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Scott Atran on changing the heroes of Islamic terrorists

At 6:52am this morning, American anthropologist, Scott Atran, was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about what shapes and forms Islamic suicide bombers. What he said fascinated me. In his work with jihadist terrorists all over the world he … Continue reading

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LZ7: What to make of “Invade the airwaves”

On 3rd October another Christian song made it into the Top 40 (No. 26) thanks to the work of “Invade the Airwaves” (getting Christian music into the charts). How does “Invade the Airwaves” work? The idea is simple. It uses … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Today programme editors – wolves in sheep’s clothing

Did anyone catch this morning’s main headline on the Today programme? The item of greatest public concern this morning was “the British public are becoming more liberal with respect to sexual ethics but more conservative economically”. The BBC’s social policy … Continue reading

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