Francis Phillips

Where is the tolerance for which our country was once celebrated?

That may be the reason Nadine Dorries felt so let down when she tried to reduce the upper time limit

Teaching ‘well-being’ at school is also hard to justify. Children are better off studying great works of literature

For 46 years Jean Vanier has travelled the world spreading a transformative message. Yesterday I saw him at Blackfriars

Cardinal Hume was wrong to seek respectability within the English Establishment

Sir Derek Jacobi is wrong to think that Shakespeare could not have written his own plays; the greatest poet and dramatist of all times was an Englishman and a Catholic

Hearing about her experience I made an instant resolution

But not, perhaps, controversial enough for John Humphrys

He loved debate and controversy but at the same time managed to remain magnanimous to his enemy