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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 party conferences and the defection of two Conservative MPs to UKIP have thrown up some tough questions. More

What would you do about the hostages in Iraq? At least twelve Britons are being held hostage there by Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIL.... More

This week two issues have dominated the headlines. The first is the Scottish referendum that could completely change British politics. The second... More

Next week Scotland will vote whether to leave the UK and reverse the decision made in 1707 to become an independent nation again. The latest... More

The brutal murder of the American journalist Steven Sotloff in Iraq dominated Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. He said “Britain will... More

The horrific events in Iraq and Syria were not the only shocking news this week. An independent report on child sexual abuse in Rotherham by... More

Wednesday’s headlines gave the nation a shocking wake-up call. They reported a British jihadist beheading an American journalist in Iraq, saying... More

With so many of our political leaders on holiday the serious headlines have focused overseas on Gaza, Iraq and Ebola in West Africa. The situation... More

Whether any war can be holy has been debated for more than two thousand years. Whatever one’s views about whether any war can be legitimate,... More

Foreign Affairs have dominated politics this week, giving Philip Hammond a tough start in his new job. Israeli troops have entered Gaza to stop... More