500,000 a week in legal aid for prisoners' human rights claims: YOU pay for them to seek easier life or early releaseTaxpayers' money used to fund human rights claims by prisonersLegal aid bill for prisoners increased to 25 million a year in 2010Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to review 'compensation culture' in jails | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 30 December 2012 Taxpayers are handing nearly 500,000 a week in legal aid to prisoners to help them make human rights claims.
Leader of the Catholic Church attacks Government's 'Orwellian' plans for gay marriage as undemocratic and a 'shambles'Archbishop of Westminster says Government has no mandate for lawHe says the moves by the Government would make George Orwell 'proud'He also claimed most people were against the plans | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 25 December 2012 The most senior Roman Catholic in England and Wales has lambasted the Prime Minister for his ‘un-democratic’ and ‘Orwellian’ plans to legalise gay marriage. Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols said the proposals were a ‘shambles’, and accused David Cameron of pushing through the changes without a mandate. In his Christmas Eve sermon at Westminster Cathedral, he said that only marriage between a man and a woman shares in ‘the creative love of God’
Senior Roman Catholic Bishop links push for gay marriage to Nazi attack on religion in controversial Christmas sermonRight Reverend Mark Davies will use his midnight Mass to say marriage can only be between a man and a womanThe Bishop of Shrewsbury will say that both Hitler and Stalin challenged Christianity with the notion that what they were doing was ‘progress’ | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 24 December 2012 A senior Roman Catholic will today use his Christmas sermon to liken plans for the legalisation of gay marriage to the way the Nazis and Communists tried to undermine religion. The Bishop of Shrewsbury will launch a vociferous attack on the Coalition’s decision to fast track a vote on same-sex marriage in the New Year.
'We are waiting for old people to die', says Rowan Williams in his last speech as Archbishop of Canterbury | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of elder abuse The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed for an end to damaging stereotypes of older people, which he says have created a climate in which they suffer abuse. In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of abuse, from patronising and impatient behaviour to physical mistreatment