Key Quotes for 2011

Key Quotes for 2011

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Last update: Wednesday 24th July
 
The race to succeed in life is over for many children in the UK by the day they first arrive in primary school. By the age of just five, huge class differences already exist between the abilities of pupils from comfortable and disadvantaged backgrounds, condemning many poor children to grow up to be poor adults, according to a report by MP Field. The “poverty tsar” has now called on the Government to give more support to parents and children in the first five years of life.
EducationThe Sentinel December 3, 2010
 
Twelve councils in England are performing poorly overall in providing children’s services, figures from Government regulator Ofsted revealed. A dozen local authorities are not meeting minimum requirements, according to the latest annual assessments. The local authorities judged to be performing poorly include Birmingham, Calderdale, Doncaster, Essex, Kent, Leeds, Nottinghamshire, Peterborough, Salford, Sandwell, Torbay and Worcestershire.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel December 9, 2010
 
Health campaigners have reacted with anger after an NHS boss suggested staff could “donate” part of their annual leave under a drive to save £30 million. Samantha Jones, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust chief executive, said in a staff bulletin that employees could play their part in helping to save the money in the current financial year. She worte: “a number of you have said you would be willing to sacrifice some of your annual leave allowance and come to work instead. I support this idea.
HealthThe Sentinel December 13, 2010
 
Pope benedict XVI’s recent comments about condoms represented a “normal and traditional” pastoral application of moral theology, according to a theologian who advises the Vatican on doctrinal matters. The Pope’s comments reflect the principle that there can be “intermediary steps toward moral awareness” which allow for some flexibility in how Church teachings are applied, Franciscan Father Maurizio Faggioni said.
Social IssuesThe Universe December 12, 2010
 
Tony Blair has defended religious faith as a force for good in the world during a televised debate with atheist and columnist Christopher Hitchins. The former prime minister said it was true that “people commit horrific acts of evil in the name of religion”. However Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism in 2007, said it was also true that religion inspires acts of extraordinary good.
Religion/SpiritualityThe Universe, December 5, 2010
 
Britain has “deep concerns” about the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, leaked diplomatic documents suggested last night. Documents from the latest cache of leaked U.S. cables demonstrate that the UK and the U.S. have similar anxieties about Islamabad’s nuclear arsenal. US officials are quoted citing the danger of Pakistani fissile material finding its way into the hands of extremists. It also emerged last night that Bank of England Governor Mervyn King had concerns about David Cameron and George Osborne’s combined lack of experience.
World IssuesThe Sentinel, Wednesday December 1, 2010
 
A study published in October said that the often reported same-sex penguin ‘pairs’ are not homosexual but just lonely. According to the findings, some male penguins may form a ‘bond’ with another male due to a lack of females in the colony, but over time they do find an opposite-sex mate.
Odd FactsEvangelicals Now, December 2010
 
In early October, Peter Tatchell repeated his demand for a lower age of consent and also called for more explicit sex education. His comments have been slammed by critics. Broadcaster and writer Jon Guant said it was ridiculous to consider lowering the age of consent to 14, adding that most people in the UK would agree.
Young PeopleEvangelicals Now, December 2010
 
Anyone who wants to apply for an allotment in Lincoln will be asked by council officials about their sexual orientation, it was reported in October. Lincoln Council also wants to know the race, religion, gender and disabilities of allotment applicants, in a questionnaire provoking frustration among gardeners. Fred Hyde, 61, said it’s intrusive. He added: ‘Why do they want to know all these details? All these people are doing is trying to grow some fruit and veg’.
Social IssuesEvangelicals Now, December 2010
 
The British Humanist Association is calling people not to identify themselves as Christians on next year’s census in a campaign launched in October, five months before the next census of England and Wales which is scheduled to take place on March 27. The group hope that their Census Campaign, with the slogan, ‘If you’re not religious, for God’s sake say so!’ will persuade the public to identify themselves as non-religious.
Social IssuesEvangelicals Now, December 2010
 
A veteran bioethicist claimed, in late October, that human life has no intrinsic value. Baroness Mary Warnock, who helped shape the laws on human fertilisation and embryology, made the assertion in an assisted dying debate in London, reinforced later by saying: ‘I don’t think that life as an abstraction has any particular value’. In the debate Warnock said: ‘Sometimes death is more desirable than life’ and has also stated that it is ‘genuinely wicked’ if medics do not help someone to die.
HealthEvangelicals Now, December 2010
 
Official forecasts for the UK economy show the Government deficit-reduction plan “is working”, Chancellor George Osborne said. The latest analysis by the Office for Budget Responsibility predicted “sluggish growth” in the medium term and said last month’s decision to make still deeper cuts to benefits would also mean 130,000 fewer public sector posts being axed.
MoneyThe Sentinel, November 30 2010
 
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