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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


Hard choices

This blog post came out of a workshop I ran for the excellent NACCOM network.

My day job is coordinator of Hope project in Birmingham, providing housing, financial support and legal advice to asylum seekers left homeless and destitute by flawed asylum refusals. 663 more words


#23. Greed (1924)

I’ve got a second job now so it’s possible that by the time you’re reading this, somewhere in 2017, I’ll be in better financial straits. But at the moment, in September of 2016, I’m earning about $15 an hour at the college, where I can work for a maximum of 25 hours per week. 1,268 more words

there is no fire.
the brutal winds of winter
have long massacred the flames
that once allowed their light
to dance against our bruised faces. 158 more words