I don’t know how they get away with it. Let me try to explain, but first you’ll need a bit of background The first Bishop of Loughborough is to be Rev’d Canon Gulnar Eleanor Francis-Dehqani, Canon Francis-Dehqani was born in Iran in 1966 and, along with a great many other Christians, she and her family fled that country after the 1979 … [Read on]
According to the Advertising Standards Authority adverts like this cause harm ? Advert Last summer I met a number of transgendered persons protesting about the old BBC’s warhorse Jenni Murray speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival. They told me that she should not be allowed to speak because in an article in the Sunday Times she’d written that transgendered men were … [Read on]
Strolling through Oxford with a friend last June we were suddenly assailed by a fat youth with studs on his face who accused us of ruining his life. It took us a moment to realise he was referring to the result of the referendum the day before. ‘Your generation has destroyed our chances,’ he winged. ‘You have ruined my life.’ … [Read on]
I have long wanted to visit Venezuela for its mountain scenery, glaciers, rain forest, great plains and the Orinoco delta. The country ranks seventh for biodiversity, featuring rare and magnificent species. Such colour, variety and grandeur. But it’s a long way and the cost is off-putting, so I shall probably never manage to arrange my visit. I’m not too disappointed though because, when Mr … [Read on]
William Hague, who was leader of the Conservatives while they were in transition between what Theresa May called “the nasty party” and what, under her leadership, has become “the totally useless party,” now moonlights as Occasional Panglossian Columnist (OPC) on the Church Times. William is very ambitious. Not for him the trivial aims of passing a law to ensure that everyone is happy all the time … [Read on]
This morning, 12/7/17, Martin Bashir the BBC Today programme’s Religious Affairs Correspondent reported that there is increasing fear among British Muslims about ‘Islamaphobic attacks,’ in ‘the light of the recent terrorist attacks.’ That sounded very odd; those terrorist attacks were planned and carried out by British Muslims against the rest of the population. The BBC voice was referring to the … [Read on]
Brexit was a peaceful revolution. The people spoke and the political class together with its values and priorities, beliefs and prejudices, what continentalised left-wing intellectuals would call its Weltanschauung, crumbled. The EU bureaucrats who shared the British intelligentsia’s progressive views lost out to direct democracy. Britain’s dear old peasants had stood up for themselves. That is why Mr Blair is … [Read on]
A Conservative MP rocked the nation by using the ‘N’ word in a speech to colleagues this afternoon, Tuesday the 10th of July 2017. Since then the airwaves have been filled with scenes and conversations reminiscent of the stoning of the man who uttered the forbidden word Yahweh in the film Life of Brian.