Taking complaints seriously

Too late, Jeremy Corbyn is discovering the effects of not taking seriously the complaints about antisemitism in the Labour Party.  He is now on the back foot and trying to salvage the situation with as much damage limitation as he can muster. Russia and Vladimir Putin are discovering the same.  After thinking they could ignore …

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How far does shame go?

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said that he has "learned to be ashamed again of the Church (of England)" after three weeks of studying the accounts of sexual abuse by Church of England clerics. How does this compare with Roman Catholic cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who regularly studied the accounts of abuse by Roman Catholic priests …

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Fake news is more popular than the truth

People spread lies more than the truth. An analysis of more than ten year's worth of tweets shows that fake news spreads faster and further on twitter than true stories. The research also suggests that people play a greater role in sharing lies than computer-generated bots. People are gossips and love to pass on stories …

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Secular puritanism

Secular puritanism is on the rise and it is aggressive, unlike Christian puritanism.  In the wake of recent sex scandals, secular commentators are expressing their concern at the suspension of due process in the law. ‘The new puritanism’ was discussed in the 15th-anniversary edition of the BBC’s This Week programme.  The new puritanism is actually …

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