Leader of the Catholic Church Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols attacks Government"s plans for gay marriage as undemocratic and a…

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’

Education secretary Michael Gove asks Britain"s top authors including Michael Morpurgo to pick the best books for children

Education secretary asks Britain's top authors to pick the best books for children | UPDATED: 22:16 GMT, 1 December 2012 Inspire: Michael Gove is set to ask some of Britain's best-known authors for their favourite books to recommend for children to read as part of his ongoing review of the National Curriculum Leading writers such as War Horse author Michael Morpurgo are to advise the Government on books children should read. Education secretary Michael Gove is planning to ask well-known British authors to recommend their favourite novels as part of his efforts to boost children's literacy. The initiative is being prepared alongside the Government's review of the national curriculum, and Mr Gove is expected to include Mr Morpurgo on his list of authors