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Pastor jailed for stealing over £4-million from UK schools

Pastor jailed for stealing over £4-million from UK schools

Nigerian pastor Sam Kayode, above, has begun a nine-year jail sentence for stealing millions from the UK education system. In what is believed to be the biggest fraud case of its kind, the free-spending pastor nicked more than £4-million from a chain of academies, the Haberdashers’ Aske’s state schools in south-east London. Woolwich Crown Court […]

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The thin fabric

The thin fabric

Well this has been a shock. I don’t know why I wasn’t more prepared for the Brexit win – just a foolish trust in people’s reluctance to vote for unabashed xenophobia, I guess. I thought the UKIP poster, above, that coincided with the murder of Jo Cox last week would be a turn-off, for one […]

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Superstitions Ancient and Modern

Superstitions Ancient and Modern

I was surprised to read in a recent issue of the Freethinker that its founder pledged to ‘wage war against Superstition in general’. I had assumed that it was only concerned with the “Christian Superstition” and its contents had not led me to think otherwise. Recently I gave a talk with the above title and […]