Reasons to be cheerful…1..2..3

Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness, although you might not have realised it, given recent headlines. So I thought I’d inject a ray of sunshine by sharing three things that I see in the world today that give me reason to think it may not be all doom and gloom. The first bit of…

Spies like us

There were many interesting details in the report released by the British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee on March 5th. Titled Women in the UK Intelligence Community and coinciding with International Women’s Day, it explored issues of diversity in Britain’s three intelligence agencies: SIS (the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6 and focussed on overseas spying), MI5 (the domestic agency)…

Obituary for the Devil

The General Synod of the Church of England has removed references to the devil in baptism ceremonies. Has it then also killed God? And wouldn’t that be the greatest trick the devil ever pulled?