Religious leaders use Christmas messages to call for an end to hatred, tribalism and division

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for end to ‘the languages of hatred and tribalism’ weeks after urging people to show restraint while discussing Brexit; Cardinal Vincent Nichols says UK faces time of uncertainty and ‘absence of consensus’, while Pope calls for ‘fraternity’ Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/religious-leaders-brexit-tribalism-division-christmas-message-archbishop-canterbury-justin-welby-a8699036.html

The Brexit mess shows how the UK’s referendum process could learn from California’s ballot initiatives

Last weeks have seen the UK Parliament knee-deep in Brexit related debates, all of which stem from 2016’s non-binding referendum. Erik P. Bucy writes the current rancour in the UK over Brexit is reminiscent of California’s difficult experience with its anti-immigration Proposition 187, which had been strategically pushed by a Republican Governor in 1994. He argues that … Read moreThe Brexit mess shows how the UK’s referendum process could learn from California’s ballot initiatives

Corbyn's Brexit stubbornness could be the key to re-energising Paddy Ashdown's radical centrism

The fractious debate on Brexit underlines Lord Ashdown’s longstanding belief; pro-European Labour and Tory MPs have more in common with each other and the Lib Dems than with the leadership of their own party Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/paddy-ashdown-death-brexit-lib-dems-radical-centrism-jeremy-corbyn-labour-a8697106.html

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