James Dwyer
James works as Head of Marketing and Communications for New Wine, a charity that seeks to see the local church change this nation. He also has a passion for baseball, books, his family and The West Wing.

Entries by James Dwyer

An Open Letter for Those Who Have Thought About Ending It All

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2015 | (20:32)


Dear You,

There's a writer called Frederick Buechner who once said this: "This is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Do not be afraid." I think he was pretty wise. Sometimes life is hard, isn't it? Stuff gets thrown at us...

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The Week in Major League Baseball

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2014 | (21:03)

In a new series of posts covering Major League Baseball, we'll look at the best bits of the past week's action from across the pond. Here's some of what's happened in MLB over the past seven days.

Around the divisions

NL East
The Nationals continued to hold onto...

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What the Taylor Review Tells Us About the Government's Reform Agenda

(5) Comments | Posted 8 March 2012 | (21:26)

The Department for Education yesterday published the findings of Charlie Taylor's review into improving educational position for poorly behaved children. Taylor - the government's Expert Adviser on Behaviour - was asked to look into what Michael Gove has called the "educational underclass" - pupils who fail to achieve academically and...

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The Capable Mr Hague

(2) Comments | Posted 6 February 2012 | (19:47)

Let me first say this - there is no defence at all for actions of the Syrian regime. The persecution and downright bloodthirsty behaviour of President Assad's regime is deplorable, and the international community (or the majority of it at least) has rightly rounded on him and criticised his actions....

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A Johnson Family Feud?

(7) Comments | Posted 28 December 2011 | (23:00)

Yesterday's article in the Guardian by Jo Johnson makes interesting festive reading. Boris' younger brother makes a strong case for the importance of the City of London to the rest of Europe, and doesn't hold any punches on what he thinks David Cameron should do.

"Populist pressure on David Cameron...

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The Tories are Fine as Long as Labour Keep Playing at Opposition

(1) Comments | Posted 7 December 2011 | (16:44)

Ed Miliband and Labour strategists must be scratching their heads behind closed doors. Try as they might, and no matter what sticky situations the Government find themselves in, they seem unable to make a real dent in the polls. Labour seem stuck around 5-7% ahead in opinion polls, and it...

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There's Never a Good time to Have an EU Referendum

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2011 | (08:48)

Now is not the right time to have a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, the party leaders all say. It's a rare occasion when all three are on the same wavelength. In fact, they all agree so much that the media can't be bothered to cover that...

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The Euro Fight Within the Tory Party

(5) Comments | Posted 11 October 2011 | (00:00)

Political differences in the UK are often drawn along party lines; the Tories believe this, Labour believe that and the Lib Dems believe that other thing. In many ways, that's the most simple way of aligning the policies and traditional values of the British political system.

Each party, however, has...

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Cameron Needs to Tread Carefully in the Aftermath of Libya

(2) Comments | Posted 1 September 2011 | (00:00)

David Cameron is a lucky man. Just when things seemed to be getting messy in Libya, when the word 'stalemate' was being heard more and more often and when there was seemingly a collective slumping of the international shoulders and an acceptance that we were in it for the long...

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Don't Take Your eye off the Eurozone Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted 30 July 2011 | (12:25)

As the British media continues to churn out story after story on the hacking scandal, the troubles in the Eurozone continue to mount. Like a set of dominoes, one by one countries are falling into deeper and deeper financial trouble. This week, the Cypriot Cabinet resigned over concerns that the...

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The Problem With Dave

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2011 | (22:55)

I wonder how David Cameron would assess his first year in Government. Not in the sense of a verdict he'd give to the media, but an honest opinion of how he thinks he's doing.

Would he see himself as successfully pushing through his reform agenda, driving changes and pioneering a...

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