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Reality Check: The subjective nature of ‘hate crime’

The BBC recently published an article emblazoned with the headline: “Transgender hate crimes recorded by police go up 81%”. That’s clear enough. The police record crimes. Some of those are hate crimes against transgender people. And they’ve gone up by 81 per cent. Right? Wrong.

Marking 20 years of the Scottish Parliament

On 12 May 1999 the Scottish Parliament was re-established for the first time in 292 years. Winnie Ewing, a leading campaigner for the change, marked the restoration of powers with these words: “The Scottish Parliament was adjourned on 25 March in the year 1707. It is hereby reconvened.”

Living Christianity

“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17