Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

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Simon writes on social justice, ethics and religion


Latest articles from the blog

Our Citizenship

Our Citizenship

A poem to honour the work of PFG Doncaster - the home of true peer support - and a community that knows that "our citizenship begins the moment that we claim it."

Food Banks or Basic Income

Food Banks or Basic Income

The Church needs to embrace Basic Income or be complicit with social injustice.

Colonialism 3.0

Colonialism 3.0

The UK is subject to colonial-style rule by its own leaders.

Citizenship and Basic Income

Citizenship and Basic Income

Thoughts on basic income and citizenship.

If the Game is Fixed - Change the Rules

If the Game is Fixed - Change the Rules

We should treat he results GE2019 as a severe emergency demanding radical action.

Why a New Centre Party Will Fail

Why a New Centre Party Will Fail

Efforts to build a new centre party are doomed to failure.

The True Source of Our Security

The True Source of Our Security

True security can only be found in a community of citizens who honour their obligations to each other.

George MacDonald on Heaven and Plurality

George MacDonald on Heaven and Plurality

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Christian who wrote novels, poetry, sermons and fairy tales.

What is Heaven?

What is Heaven?

The Great Divorce by CS Lewis is a profound reflection on life after death.

What Welcome Means

What Welcome Means

A poem - on the meaning of welcome - for Refugee Week

Social Care Car Crash

Social Care Car Crash

Why are the severity of the cuts to social care so hard to communicate?

A Socialist Response to Austerity

A Socialist Response to Austerity

Barnsley offers us hope of a community that commits to equal citizenship.

How Relevant is the Communist Manifesto Today?

How Relevant is the Communist Manifesto Today?

The Communist Manifesto is is 170 years old. It is still relevant?

Welfare State as Wicked Stepmother

Welfare State as Wicked Stepmother

It's not the nanny state we've got to worry about; it's something far worse.

Where on Earth is Our Welfare State?

Where on Earth is Our Welfare State?

A poem on local democracy and welfare.