‘When beggars die there are no comets seen’

21st August 2017 1

The USA is about to be plunged into the darkness of a total solar eclipse. Might this physical darkness be an outward and visible sign of a political darkness descending on that nation? Ironically – weirdly – the last time a total eclipse occurred exclusively in the USA was in 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence. Is the belief in signs … [Read on]

He who will prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies

19th August 2017 6

Why is Jacob Rees-Mogg so mocked and derided? Theresa May said she “giggled” when it was suggested he might be a candidate for the Tory leadership. “Giggled”? That’s nothing: I wept when the stupendously incompetent and inept Theresa May was promoted to high office. In fact Rees-Mogg is by no means universally mocked. That still considerable number of sensible and informed people, … [Read on]

The Religion of Peace

18th August 2017 0

The front pages are full of it with headlines: “Massacre….Terrorism…Evil strikes again…Holiday horror…” The always enterprising Sun sports “BASTARDS!” Why will none of these editors tell the true story? We know who the “Terrorists” are. We know who are inflicting “Massacre” and the “Horror.”  In every case they are Muslims. “Muslim” is the most accurate description of the perpetrators. Some may be … [Read on]

Corbyn; Pied Piper of Socialist Myths

8th August 2017 7

Our children and grandchildren will put Jeremy Corbyn into Number Ten. They will do this because, while their parents and grandparents belong to the nasty generation, the youngsters are the nice generation. They believe Corbyn. He stands for a future that will be kind, gentle and generous – in a word a nice future. As a paid up nasty, I tell them that … [Read on]

Brexit – letting go of Nanny’s hand

2nd August 2017 3

There are varieties of fatuity – and then we come to Archbishop Justin Welby. Yet again this week he offered to the nation the benefit of his boundless wisdom and called for a cross-party commission to negotiate Britain’s departure from the European Union. He said major decisions should be “taken off the political table.” Even someone with less perspicuity than Welby – always supposing … [Read on]

Black Good, White Bad.

25th July 2017 4

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]

On its way to you – Venezuela, Corbyn style

19th July 2017 1

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]

Sanctimonious Gibberish

14th July 2017 5

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]

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