In 2009, the 1,000 richest people became 30% richer. The difference between rich and poor is now at Victorian levels. Yet God created people of equal value: Old Testament prophets condemned the rich who neglected the poor and Jesus said we should not accumulate wealth. Are churches soft on the rich? Keir Hardie, the first Labour MP, publicly attacked rich Christians. Should we do the same – attack Tony Blair?
Bob Holman started social projects including Easterhouse, Glasgow. Now retired, he continues to write, including Keir Hardie: Labour’s greatest leader? and a forthcoming life of Studdert Kennedy.