A Cleaner’s Diary

A few summers ago, Gareth Rees was working as a cleaner at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. After witnessing bullying, incompetence and inefficiency, he was shocked to learn that the cruel and humourless management had made him [… read more ]


The Rainbow Papacy

There aren’t too many politically progressive gay Catholic priests around. But Sarah Cheverton met two of them – and they’re married to one another. I have a confession. I haven’t been to a church service since [… read more ]


Conscience and Conflict

Richard Warburton has his preconceptions challenged by a beguiling exhibition of British artists’ reflections on the Spanish Civil War. Propped up on my desk is a reproduction of Miro’s small propaganda poster ‘Aidez l’Espagne’. Its [… read more ]