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]
Recent speech by Putin criticising the west for abandoning Christian roots.
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 whinged. ‘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]