Religion and law round up – 10th August

The sort of quiet week you’d expect in early August – apart from a minor political bombshell… 

So it’s “Goodbye, then, Sayeeda”

On Tuesday Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the FCO and Minister for Faith and Communities at DCLG, tendered her resignation  evidently out of the blue. The avowed reason for her departure was her unease with the failure of the Government to say anything critical of the Israeli Government’s recent actions in Gaza:

“… our policy in relation to the Middle East Peace Process generally but more recently our approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically”. Continue reading