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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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It was a surprising result. The polls have been telling us for months that the Conservatives and Labour were running neck and neck. It is interesting... More

I am taking a break from the election this week to think about what is happening in Syria and Iraq and what could be done to stop the barbaric... More

On 26th March the 0.7% of GDP that Britain gives in overseas aid was made law, binding on future governments. The UKIP manifesto proposes that... More

The election campaigns roll on. The party manifestos are all out and the television debates broadcast. So what do they tell us? What are the... More

The rise of UKIP made it inevitable that immigration would be a big issue in this election. Net inward migration has risen steeply since 1997... More

The Queen dissolved Parliament on Monday. Contrary to ill-informed comment the 2014-15 session has been a busy one. 195 Bills were proposed and... More

Parliament will be dissolved on Monday (30th March) and the election campaigns will then go full ahead. The party manifestos will be launched... More

George Osborne’s sixth budget was very different from his first but clearly implied he did not mean it to be his last. In 2010 he inherited an... More

The big story for the last week has been Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as Jihadi John. He was born in Kuwait but grew up in London and graduated... More

Do you agree with those who say the Church should stay out of politics? When faced with criticism from the Bishops Mrs Thatcher was in no doubt... More