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Friday was always going to be a challenge. It started with Hope trustees meeting at 9.30 in the morning, in our new offices on the far side of Birmingham. 738 more words


Destitution is back. And we can’t just ignore it

By Patrick Butler

More than a million people in the UK experienced destitution in 2015 and those most likely to face it are unsurprisingly those hardest hit by welfare cuts… 652 more words


Thirty Years Wasted, Trying To Change

I’ve spent the last thirty years trying to turn into a go-getting action-orientated type. That’s what everyone says is the personality we should have. Mostly, I’ve failed. 91 more words


Easter in the vicarage.

Happy Easter! I wake this sunny, Easter Sunday morning to a sermon from the Prime Minister. It’s here. You may not be able to get to the end, so here is a summary in quotes courtesy of the Telegraph. 372 more words



by Margaret Sweeney

Margaret Swinney spoke to Wellington in 2016 at the Lenten Appeal service:  Glasgow is one of the main UK cities to which the Home Office disperses asylum seekers, so there are large numbers of asylum seekers here, both those who are currently in the official support system and those who are, at least temporarily, no longer being supported.  539 more words


Unforgivable Sins

There is a well worked and very sweary Jonathan Pie routine, about how Brexit is all the fault of the left, because we didn’t engage in the argument about immigration, we just shut it down. 553 more words



Hope Projects spends quite a lot of money sending people to Liverpool. I resent this. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great city. The Beatles, Kevin Keegan, the 3 Graces. 449 more words