Category Archives: National News

Comments on news stories that extend beyond Gloucester

Political Uncertainty and Voter Anxiety

Warning: I am about to write about politics. I know this is not wise. I will probably regret it. But here goes anyway (I rarely listen to my own good advice) Later this week we are being asked to vote … Continue reading

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Equal Rights to Civil Partnerships

Last week the BBC reported the news that a heterosexual couple had lost their Court of Appeal battle to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. I think this is very disappointing. It is a while now since same … Continue reading

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God, Politics and Sensationalist Headlines

On Monday Theresa May was all over the news. She’s the Prime Minister, nothing unusual about that. These headlines were troubling however. They basically proclaimed that our Prime Minister’s decisions, specifically over Brexit, are guided by God. I am an … Continue reading

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Defending my Right to be Offended

There has been quite a hoo-hah over the past couple of days about an advert showing the Lord’s Prayer. Having just carried out a quick web search I feel like I’m jumping on the bandwagon in expressing my views on … Continue reading

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Election Frustration

So election day has been and gone, and what a depressing event it has turned out to be. I am not very political, but I do try to vote. This gets increasingly frustrating, however, as it becomes more and more … Continue reading

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Halal: Good or Bad?

There has been quite a kerfuffle over Halal meat recently and it troubles me. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but that doesn’t seem to stop anyone else wading in, so here goes… As I understand … Continue reading

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Looking for Someone to Blame for the Floods

So we are now half way through February and I think the best way to sum it up so far is some variation on the word “wet”. Last month we reportedly suffered the wettest January since records began in 1910 … Continue reading

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