Is the British government right to apply austerity policies? What pre-conditions should be applied when governments make large cuts to public spending?
Many vocal protestors against austerity policies are Christians from the left of politics. Should religion and politics mix in this way? How do people from the conservative side of politics view austerity measures?
On a Sunday when up to 80,000 people are expected to march through Manchester, calling for an end to cuts, social futurist Mal Fletcher discussed these issues with BBC Manchester's Mike Shaft.
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Mal, I would like to congratulate you for your TV show,
I find it very interesting and informative. Juan, Denmark
I watched Mal's inspiring EDGES presentation on bioethics. Scientists who do genuine research are a boon to humanity. Physicians do everything they can, fighting to save a life. This is based on the image of the Creator in every human being. Rev Canon Dr Lakshman Peiris
Mal, thankyou for provoking me to think more. Your ministry is giving people a real wake up call, provoking Christians to seriously think about how we ought to be responding to issues like celebrity. Kendal , United Kingdom