General Synod votes in favour of proposals to bring women into episcopate by overwhelming majority
The Guardian, By Sam Jones, November 20
The Church of England is on course to give its final approval to female bishops next year after its General Synod voted in favour of new proposals to bring women into the episcopate, [...]
The Independent – On one side of the Atlantic, an academic survey reveals the pain of privilege for the children of moneyed families. Here, a former Prime Minister, who once promised to deliver a genuinely classless society, has described the continuing – indeed, growing – power of the affluent and privately educated in this country [...]
Over the past few days in Sri Lanka, the heads of the British Commonwealth met. Except some chose to boycott it. Some had even left such as Gambia. Roger Boyes in the Times stated that it is a“a country club for corrupt leaders”
Sri Lanka was hoping hosting CHOGM would infer legitimacy for its government [...]
BBC – …As the new chief executive of NHS England,Mr. Simon Stevens will have control over the day-to-day running of the health service. Mr Stevens had offered to take a 10% pay cut in the first year due to “NHS spending pressures”, NHS England said.
From 2001 to 2004 he worked directly with Tony Blair [...]
“The British papers are the best in the world, and the worst in the world, sometimes in the same edition.” – Alistair Campbell, CNN October 7.
So on Oct 9, the Daily Mail lived up to Alistairs’ op-ed: Calls grow to prosecute Guardian over spy leaks: Now Clegg and May join condemnation of paper.
Cameron is one lucky s.o.b. the British Parliament demobilized him on Syria, and even luckier to have been set up for this by Russia
Don’t think he quite carries it off,but it was on three hours sleep…
CNN, By Khushbu Shah, Josh Levs & Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, September 1
Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.
His death was reported by the BBC, which aired many of his shows, and by Al Jazeera English, where he also [...]
This must be one of those lonely moments for President Barack Obama and his war monger backers. The special relationship partner, Great Britain, won’t be riding shotgun on the latest misadventure by the perpetual war party of the United States. What will the president do? Who will be the new buddy? Who can take Cameron’s [...]
Gates of Kensington Palace, Loz Pycock
I simply can’t believe that this showed up on the front page of The Independent today. What’s the world coming to?
The fact that Scotland Yard would even release this information is indicative of something significant. We don’t know what that might be, of course. But, why would [...]
From June 2012, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Tragic Decline of Gibraltar’s Spanish Neighbor.
Now things are getting worse. Anglo-Spanish relations deteriorate…
Guardian Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ
• Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden • GCHQ expected to ‘pull its weight’ for Americans • Weaker regulation of British spies ‘a selling point’ for NSA
The NSA paid £15.5m towards redevelopments at GCHQ’s site in Bude, north Cornwall, which intercepts communications [...]
Government indicates support for backbench bill to pardon mathematician who took his own life after indecency case.
The Guardian, By Nicholas Watt, July 19
Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon.
The government signalled on Friday [...]
Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham tells colleagues church has ‘reabused victims’ and ‘sinned through its failure to act’
The Guardian, By Sam Jones, July 7
Victims of sexual abuse by Church of England clergy have rejected an apology from the general synod and called for an independent public inquiry to ensure abusers are held to [...]
Exclusive: British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal
The Guardian, By Ewen MacAskill, Julian Borger, Nick Hopkins, Nick Davies and James Ball, June 21
Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to [...]