Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

Simon Duffy

Thoughts, Bemusements & Arguments

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Simon is a philosopher and activist. He is Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform and Secretary to Citizen Network: a global cooperative to achieve a world where everyone matters.

In this Blog Simon publishes political, religious and philosophical writings:


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If the game is fixed - change the rules

If the game is fixed - change the rules

As Greta Thunberg says: panic is the rational response to a real emergency.  And the results of GE2019 is so bad that panic feels like the only rational response: After 10 years of austerity and extreme…

Why a New Centre Party Will Fail

Why a New Centre Party Will Fail

It may not be wise nor truthful to think of political (i.e human) activities as driven by uncontrollable forces. But today, as extreme austerity policies lead to ever-worsening harm, it is hard not to see, what…

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 I love the Frank Capra film - It's a Wonderful Life - it is pure socialism (in the word's truest and best sense)…

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. He was an inspiration to C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden and G.K. Chesterton and one of the fathers of the literature of…

What is Heaven?

What is Heaven?

The Great Divorce by C S Lewis is a wonderful thought piece on the subject of what will happen after death. Lewis delights in taking worries or philosophical problems and turning them on their heads. The first…

What Welcome Means

What Welcome Means

welcome means it seems when you come we’ll see you well see you safe at last see you’re made welcome