A report published this week by the Home Affairs Committee claims that the number of asylum seekers who have been granted leave to remain in the UK means that ‘in practice an amnesty has taken place’, although this has been denied by minis
Austen Ivereigh looks at Pope Benedict’s discussion in Caritas in veritate of the role of gift and gratuitousness in our society. Why are contractual relationships, on which economics and bureaucracy are based, not enough to fulfil our human needs? And what can a strong civil society, based on covenant, achieve for its citizens by emphasising relationships based on trust rather than exchange?
The Mayor of London’s recent declaration of support for an amnesty for illegal immigrants has added weight to the call made by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor more than two years ago.
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