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Fasten your seatbelts – economic analyst John Petley predicts temporary turbulence but encourages us to pray for a safe landing
Deal or no deal? What will be the new Prime Minister’s policies?
Only time will tell, but there are …
A well known pastor and prayer leader recently died in hospital, but revived following intense prayer from his daughter and church.
Prayer leader Pastor Brenda Taylor reported, “He was in hospital for emergency surgery, and at one point actually ‘died’ …
The ‘Maygate’ tapes
Secret recordings reveal a May-Merkel Brexit stitch-up
by John Petley
Two years after Theresa May became prime minister, I began to wonder how this politician, with her reputation for detail, could be making such a mess of the EU withdrawal agreement.
A scandal of subversive statecraft by John Petley
Cast your mind back to summer last year. The Cabinet gathered at the Prime Minister’s country retreat of Chequers, on the sylvan Chiltern downs. There was very important business: Theresa May, flanked by senior civil servant Olly Robbins, presented the draft agreement for Britain’s departure from the EU. For the first time, ministers (including Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson) saw the proposed terms – and the extent to which May would abide by her pledge of ‘Brexit means Brexit’. The chief whip instructed that nobody could leave without consenting to the Withdrawal Agreement, unless they resigned – and must then find their way home without ministerial transport.
Kirk to hold gay weddings
The Church of Scotland will conduct legal research to determine how its ministers can hold same-sex weddings in churches. Its General Assembly accepted a report that claimed Scripture was framed by its cultural context. Amendments put forward by supporters of biblical marriage were defeated.