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Westminster’s foolish bribe will push Scotland closer to independence

Alex Salmond and Alistair Debate shake hands after their televised debate last month (PA)

Why has it proven so hard for the Better Together campaign to galvinise enthusiastic support for our union?

The dangerous ignorance of Russell Brand

Russell Brand

He is participating in a narrative that sends young British Muslims to die needlessly on the side of evil

Tom Watson: ‘There’s not enough love in our politics’

Tom Watson says his political battles have had a profound personal impact: ‘It has all done incalculable damage, to me and to the people I love’ (PA)

Crusading MP Tom Watson explains why he’s reading Pope Francis, believes in God and longs for new, kinder form of politics

Dawkins has done us a favour by highlighting how dangerous our culture of ‘choice’ really is

Richard Dawkins (AP)

If a world cleansed of imperfections is what we wish for then Dawkins, with his Down’s Syndrome outburst, has shown us the way.

Blair’s Iraq War created the precedent that allows Cameron and co to get away with doing nothing

An Iraqi Christian refugee holds a 12-day-old baby in Ankawa (CNS))

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

Lord Glasman: ‘Catholicism has entered the mainstream’

Maurice Glasman: 'The most important thing is to express my gratitude to the Church, to the Catholic tradition for the intellectual nourishment'

Maurice Glasman explains why Catholics should trust the Labour party

David Cameron claims to be pro-family, but now he must prove it

David Cameron (PA)

Only by challenging the social and the economic liberalism that pervades the Conservatives will the Prime Minister be able to claim victory for families

We must offer sanctuary to Iraq’s remaining Christians

ISIS fighters have been responsible for nakedly sectarian violence against Christians and Shia Muslims

The persecuted minority face mass murder under the rule of ISIS

In the wake of the Trojan Horse claims, we need more faith schools not fewer of them

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Are British people racist or have they just been taught to believe they are?

Racist organisations like the BNP have very little support in Britain (PA)

Reports of rising levels of prejudice may just reflect over-diagnosis