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TS Eliot said “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s language and next year’s words await another voice”. Whose voices will now be raised for those living in the perpetual bitter winter of persecution because of their beliefs? Setting the People Free.

Setting the People Free: Talk Given To the Anglican Benefice of St. Wilfrid, St.John’s and All Hallows, Lancashire. December 2021 Canon McConkey told me that the theme which would link these Advent Talks were the words from the hymn “ Come thou long expected Jesus...

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Fury In The House of Lords About The Activities Of CCP Agents in Parliament: “through its sanctions on individual parliamentarians and now the alleged manipulation of our statute book, the Chinese Communist Party has shown itself willingly and brazenly to attack our Parliament”

Fury In The House of Lords About The Activities Of CCP Agents in Parliament: "through its sanctions on individual parliamentarians and now the alleged manipulation of our statute book, the Chinese Communist Party has shown itself willingly and brazenly to attack our...

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Minister responds to question on when the Government expect their review of export controls to be completed; & what plans they have to introduce the financial penalties for those in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as announced by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 12 January

Minister responds to question on when the Government expect their review of export controls to be completed; & what plans they have to introduce the financial penalties for those in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as announced by the Secretary of...

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Minister responds to question asking what plans they have to introduce kite marking certification to products, indicating their origins, when manufactured by slave labour in Xinjiang, or believed to have been produced as part of a supply chain originating in Xinjiang, and exported to the UK.

Lord Callanan, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL4784): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce kite...

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The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

View Post An afternoon spent with the Canal and River Trust in Cheshire to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift - one of the seven wonders of Britain’s waterways. Opened in 1875 it became the world’s first successful boat lift - a feat of...

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Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”.  This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom - What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on....

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.