George Hepburn

George Hepburn

George Hepburn is Warden of Shepherds Dene www.shepherdsdene.co.uk

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James Callaghan in May 1979

I'd vote for a party that increased the basic rate of tax to 25% - would you?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if we want decent public services and to reduce inequality then we must pay for it

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Isn't it time we tackled the life and death test of our civilisation?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if we are serious about tackling climate change we need to get on to a war foorting to show it

Iona, off the coast of Scotland

Good company and respite at a place where heaven and earth come close together

George Hepburn makes an Easter journey from the North East to the Iona Community off the coast of Scotland

A parishioner gives his money to a church collection

Forlorn, isolated, grim and worried: The lot of the church treasurer

George Hepburn on the relief of laying down an onerous responsibility and his hope that his successor will remain just as likeable as he is now

A food bank

The Big Society was a good enough idea but we didn't put it into practice

Journal columnist George Hepburn on how our attempts to rebuild civil society are floundering

Mr. Attlee, the Prime Minister, making a speech during the Labour Party Conference in Scarborough 1951 On left is Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison

George Hepburn: In 1945 they knew what they were voting for. Do we know now?

Journal columnist George Hepburn on the lessons Labour can still learn from a stunning victory 70 years ago

A happy older couple walking along a beach

George Hepburn: I see myself in robust middle age, so why am I asked if I need help with the stairs?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says expectations of the elderly are low - which is why it is nice to confound them

Cyber Monday will see consumers spend another £650 million online within 24 hours

George Hepburn: Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but please remember Giving Tuesday

Journal columnist George Hepburn says here is one American import that we can support with our hearts and wallets

The combination photo of different images taken with Philae's CIVA camera system

George Hepburn: We've got more sway over Comet 67P than we have over our own planet

Journal columnist George Hepburn laments the decline of the UN - good at picking up the pieces, less good at peacemaking

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Is immigration row sending the PM towards an EU exit strategy?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if the PM ends up campaigning for us to leave the EU then the far right will have won

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