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Politics Today

Premier's political editor, Martyn Eden, looks at what is happening in the corridors of power through a Christian perspective.

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The government proposes to legislate to allow local authorities to relax restrictions on Sunday trading in their areas. The current law permits... More

The media response to the election of Tim Farron was profoundly shocking. John Humphrey’s asked him mockingly whether he asked for God’s advice... More

Greece’s dire situation continues to grab the headlines. A third bail out was agreed in principle this week, subject to the approval of the Greek... More

Two budgets in a year are rare and normally a sign of crisis. That would not seem to be the case today but the Chancellor has grasped the opportunity... More

Despite what sociologists forecast religion remains a major factor in world affairs even if we are shocked by some of the headlines it generates.... More

After May’s election I questioned how democratic it was.  More

The EU Referendum Bill is now in Committee for detailed scrutiny. Tuesday’s debate saw 27 Conservatives rebel but the Government won the divisions... More

This is the second in a series about Britain’s membership of the EU. The aim is to help Christians to prepare for the promised referendum. The... More

David Cameron promised that if the Conservatives were elected with a majority there would be a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European... More

This was Her Majesty’s 62nd Queen’s Speech with which she opened the new Parliament and set out the government’s legislative programme for the... More