The consequences of the women bishops vote start to roll in

7 12 2012

gay-churchs600x600The Prime Minister has just announced that the government’s legislation introducing marriage for same-sex couples will include provision for religious organisations to host such ceremonies. This is a small shift in the detail of the legislation, but it represents a deeper readjustment of the government’s view towards the Church of England, and it is a direct consequence of the Women Bishops vote in November.

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Tax avoidance is bad business, not immorality

6 12 2012

On Monday evening, Newsnight featured an intense debate about the rights and wrongs of corporate tax avoidance. The two sides vigorously put their cases, but I felt that for all its ferocity, the discussion never really came to anything.  Read the rest of this entry »