The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is looking at formalising Parliament’s role in conflict resolution. Joe Egerton urges the Committee to apply the insights of St Thomas Aquinas to this task.
Jim Gallagher, a former Government advisor on devolution, describes the history of the Scottish devolution project thus far and asks how the Catholic Church in Scotland might address the referendum.
Ahead of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2011 Autumn Statement, Joe Egerton took the long view and suggested that we need to consider the scenario that sustained, long term growth is a thing of the past. How, as Christians, might we respond to that challenge?
Joe Egerton argues that a debate in Parliament regarding pensions and investments is testing whether Robert Parsons was correct to believe that a reformed Commons, in charge of its own agenda, would be a witness for justice and truth.
Joe Egerton urges us to reflect on what Edith Stein, twentieth century philosopher, martyr and canonised saint, had to say about the morality of government, and recognise that the Members of the House of Commons are elected to be above all the guardians of virtue in public life.
John Battle argues that Labour’s commitment to alleviating child and family poverty and to redistributing income in favour of the poorest best represents the preferential option for the poor.
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