Society of sexual snoopers

14th November 2017 2

All the clergy are obliged to attend safeguarding courses which are designed to help us spot the physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children or adults. Dutiful as ever, I went along to Hailsham Parish Church to do my bit. But of course it was nothing like a parish church. Fifty years ago there would have been pews, copies of … [Read on]

Radio Four’s seven deadly sins ; Binge eating, racism, sexism, brexitis, homophobia, manspreading and being white

1st November 2017 3

When they all gathered in a great back-slapping ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of The Today Programme, the presenters were of one mind: they wanted to see Thought for the Day scrapped. John Humphrys says it’s anodyne and amounts to little more than the suggestion by all the contributors that “Jesus is rather nice.” We’re lucky if it even … [Read on]

Jacob Rees Mogg; Crown Prince or stalking horse for Boris?

29th October 2017 17

Brexit is bust. Britain will not be offered a deal by the EU. The so called “transition period” will drag on forever. Of course, some form of words will eventually be produced to say that Brexit has been achieved; but the deal struck will be so diluted that our being out will be indistinguishable from our being in. Last year’s … [Read on]

Rotherham Council – Shortlisted for ‘Best Social Work Employer of the Year.’

11th October 2017 1

The National Federation of Butchers have been awarded this year’s prize for services to vegetarianism. Praising the butchers, the Chair of the Vegetarian Alliance, Ms Flora Vegan-Nutter, said, “We know that butchers are not usually the strictest vegetarians, but the other day I watched a video of a butcher with two sprouts by the side of his T-bone steak. So the … [Read on]

For God’s sake Go!

5th October 2017 8

The fate which befell the writing on the wall behind Theresa May as she made her speech yesterday contained a message. (He that hath ears to hear, let him hear). One of the letters fell off the wall. “It was the “F” that was off. It is a measure of the intellectual feebleness and moral frailty of the Tory hierarchy that … [Read on]

Corbynism – Valve radios for the digital age

30th September 2017 19

It’s countdown to Corbyn. We shall not be kept waiting for long before we find ourselves living – if “living” is the right word here – under the most extreme left wing government Britain has ever seen. Corbyn’s plans make Michael Foot’s 1983 manifesto – called at the time “the longest suicide note in history” – read like a discussion paper produced by The Monday … [Read on]

Church of Clowns

28th September 2017 8

When I fancy a bit of excitement, which even at my ripe age I’m pleased to say is every day, I turn to the Church of England’s official website. Of course, the C. of E. being a dynamic, thrusting and very much up with the latest outfit, this is not called anything so dreary as Official Website: no, it’s called … [Read on]

We will fight them with our floral tributes

25th September 2017 5

As a result of last Sunday’s elections, the AFD, the third largest party in Germany, has declared that Muslims are not welcome in that country. Meanwhile in Holland, the second largest party has said the same. Even the most cursory examination of social trends in the European nations helps explain this antipathy. Brussels  has become the jihadist capital of Europe, a city where … [Read on]

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