Tag Archives: thought for the day

How to approach the General Election campaign.

“Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbours the truth for we are all part of the same body.” “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be … Continue reading

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The ethical way to balance the books

If the government makes ‘savings’ of £1million, what does it actually save?  Well, by savings we mean job cuts, and almost all of the job cuts are from lowly paid workers. A person on (say) £12000 a year will pay … Continue reading

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“Sorry Jesus, you got it wrong”

Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”.  We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading

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Time to repent.

In an earlier post I wrote “Inequality between the richest and the poorest is a man-made thing. Men have put it in place. Men defend it. Men can dismantle it.”  I was wrong. Recent events clearly show that left alone, … Continue reading

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Why I will be voting to remain in the EU.

The result of the vote is likely to have little or no impact on me personally, so why do I come across as passionate that we should stay in?  Because I care deeply about the wellbeing and spiritual health of … Continue reading

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A Christian way to stimulate the economy.

Economic growth is seen as a good thing.  More economic activity generates more taxes and so allows the government more money to spend on healthcare, education, and welfare.  Society benefits from extra spend on these issues. But forecasters say that … Continue reading

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Inequality between the richest and the poorest is man-made

Inequality between the richest and the poorest is a man-made thing. Men have put it in place. Men defend it. Men can dismantle it. A young person on a modern-day apprenticeship (learning skills that will make a day-to-day difference in … Continue reading

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How YOU can help achieve affordable rent

Rents are too high. A single person over the age of 21 on minimum wage of £6.50 an hour will earn around £1000 a month, less deductions. Even with the lowest rent prices, half of that will go on rent … Continue reading

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Work and Pay

I think the world has become confused about work. Instead of thinking that work is something to be endured to bring in the money we need to live, or a means of making us rich we should think of our … Continue reading

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Financial advice from Money Box Live, or Pope Francis?

I was listening to the radio program Money Box Live last week. They were talking about pensions. It seems that if you delay taking your pension for a year then the amount of your pension increases by about 10% per … Continue reading

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