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Polly Toynbee

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One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.

— Polly Toynbee

#chronic #conditions #crippling #depression #disorder

This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.

— Polly Toynbee

#christendom #civilisations #clash #indeed #islam

How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world's main religions?

— Polly Toynbee

#art #culture #history #how #iconography

My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense.

— Polly Toynbee

#common #common sense #compassion #day #enlightenment

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.

— Polly Toynbee

#death #die #dies #families #helplessly

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who has had a mental illness in the last 10 years. It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty - which also ranks highly.

— Polly Toynbee

#anyone #even #had #highly #illness

But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith.

— Polly Toynbee

#faith #government #handing #instead #our

But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes.

— Polly Toynbee

#crimes #given #jails #longer #more

Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless.

— Polly Toynbee

#disasters #example #falling #labour #only

In the polls, over 80% support the right to die and have done for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practising Catholics and Protestants support it, plus 76% of Church Times readers.

— Polly Toynbee

#church #die #done #even #last

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She later apologised for using the term. By spring 2009 Polly Toynbee had become sharply critical of Brown arguing that he had failed to introduce the social-democratic policies he promised and was very poor at presentation too. Having advocated Brown to succeed Blair as Prime Minister Polly Toynbee continued to endorse him in the early part of his premiership.

During the 2010 general election Polly Toynbee called for tactical voting to keep out the Conservatives with the hope that this would lead to a Lab-Lib coalition supporting proportional representation. She was appointed President of the British Humanist Association in July 2007. Mary Louisa Toynbee known as Polly Toynbee (born 27 December 1946) is a British journalist and writer and has been a columnist for The Guardian newspaper since 1998.

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