Brexit, Shakespeare, and International Law – OUP Blog

Posted March 6th, 2017 in Christianity, EC law, news, referendums by sally

‘How to make sense of the Brexit vote and its aftermath? To where can we look if we are to learn more, and to learn more deeply, of the agonistic parts played by principle and pragmatism in human decision-making where self, sovereignty and economic well-being are concerned? In this short blog I will argue that King John – Shakespeare’s English history play with the earliest setting of all – casts the longest and, perhaps the strongest, light. The dramatic premise of the play is King John’s dispute with the King of France regarding the sovereignty of England. It is agreed that their dispute should be handed over to a plebiscite of the people, in this case, the citizens of Angiers who look down on the rival kings from the walls of their town. In this respect the play rehearses The EU referendum, in which the British public were raised to the castle walls and empowered to pass judgment on competitors for the sovereignty of their nation.’

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OUP Blog, 6th February 2017

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Child sex abuse inquiry public hearings to start – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, children, Christianity, immigration, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales is to hold its first public hearings later.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2017

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Jehovah’s Witnesses charity drops attempts to block abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘he UK’s main Jehovah’s Witnesses charity has dropped efforts to block an investigation into how it handled allegations of sexual abuse, including of children, after a legal fight lasting more than two years.’

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The Guardian, 2r3d January 2017

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Christian couple refuse to give foster children to gay parents – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2016 in adoption, Christianity, fostering, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A husband and wife are fighting against their foster children’s adoption by two gay men because they “need a mother and father”.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2016

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Christian couple blocked from adoption amid ‘gay parents’ row – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2016 in adoption, Christianity, fostering, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A couple have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after expressing concerns about them being raised by a gay couple.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th October 2016

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Judge bans freemasonry emblem from gravestone of senior mason – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2016 in burials and cremation, Christianity, Church of England, news by sally

‘A judge has banned a family from having the Freemasons square and compass emblem etched into the gravestone of a Freemason who died after devoting much of his life to the organization.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2016

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Asylum claims from Christian converts ‘being rejected’ – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2016 in asylum, Christianity, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘Asylum claims from people who have converted to Christianity are being rejected because officials are testing them on Bible trivia.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2016

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Gambling ad banned for mocking Christ’s crucifixion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘A gambling ad featuring a hand nailed to a piece of wood that ran over Easter has been banned for mocking the crucifixion of Jesus and the Christian religion.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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NHS Christian worker loses appeal after ‘giving book to Muslim colleague’ – BBC News

‘A Christian health worker in the NHS has lost her appeal against a ruling which suspended her for giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Magistrate sacked for opposing same-sex adoption is suspended by NHS – The Guardian

‘A Christian magistrate who was sacked after voicing his opposition to adoption by same-sex parents has been suspended as a non-executive director by an NHS trust.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2016

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Magistrate who opposed gay couples adopting to sue Michael Gove – The Guardian

‘A Christian magistrate who was sacked after opposing adoption by gay parents on national television is planning to sue Michael Gove over the decision.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2016

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Top judge leads calls to scrap mandatory daily Christian worship in UK schools – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in Christianity, consultations, diversity, education, inquiries, news, school children by sally

‘Schools should no longer face a legal requirement to provide daily acts of worship of a Christian character, under radical reforms being proposed by a top-level inquiry into the place of faith in multicultural Britain.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2015

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London Oratory school wins partial victory in admissions ruling – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in Christianity, education, news, school admissions by sally

‘The London Oratory school, which educated the sons of former prime minister Tony Blair and current deputy PM Nick Clegg, has won a partial victory in a long-running legal battle over its admissions procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Christian NHS worker appeals ruling she ‘bullied’ Muslim colleague by praying for her – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers for Victoria Wasteney lodge appeal against tribunal, claiming human rights were breached when she was disciplined after claims she tried to convert Enya Nawaz.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2015

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Top Catholic school takes fight for admissions policy to court – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in Christianity, education, judicial review, news, school admissions by sally

‘The religious ethos of one of England’s oldest state-funded Catholic boys’ schools is at risk after an education watchdog attacked its admissions code, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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Schools watchdog chief denies Ofsted has anti-Christian agenda – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2015 in Christianity, complaints, education, news, select committees by sally

‘The chief inspector of schools has been forced to deny that Ofsted had a political agenda against Christian schools after he came under fire from MPs following damning reports by inspectors for two free schools.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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‘Offensive’ Rio Christ statue advert banned by watchdog – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2014 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Complaints over an advert showing Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and a bikini-clad woman have been upheld by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2014

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Gay bus advert ban probed by High Court – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in advertising, appeals, charities, Christianity, homosexuality, lobbying, news by sally

‘A High Court judge is considering whether Boris Johnson acted improperly in banning a bus advert suggesting people could “get over” homosexuality.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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Magna Carta, Religion and The Rule of Law – Speech by Master of the Rolls

Posted June 11th, 2014 in Christianity, magna carta, rule of law, speeches by sally

Magna Carta, Religion and The Rule of Law (PDF)

Speech by Master of the Rolls

Temple, London, 7th June 2014

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People reluctant to express religious beliefs because of ‘deep intolerance’ to extremism, says Attorney General Dominic Grieve – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in Christianity, news, political parties by sally

‘The Government’s senior law officer Dominic Grieve said people with “softer” religious views had been reluctant to express their faith because of the “disturbing” rise of fundamentalism. ‘

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The Independent, 23rd April 2014

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