The president who threatens the culture of liberal entitlement

28th December 2017 12

Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, is displeased by American Christians who support Donald Trump. He says, “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system … [Read on]

Tis the Season To Be Cheerful

24th December 2017 5

In Dumas’ great novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes was condemned to life imprisonment in the notorious Chateau d’If, a lonely tower off the French coast, plus an annual flogging. The human mind being what it is he couldn’t sit peacefully enjoying his sea view, instead his anxious thoughts continually anticipated the pain to come. I don’t know … [Read on]

My First Day at School (This month’s magazine)

20th December 2017 6

Not so long ago I took part in a public debate on selective education where I argued that the lower orders were not worth educating because they were innately and irrevocably stupid. Immediately an angry and bitter ‘well spoken’ leftist jumped up and shouted at me: ‘How dare you! You went to privileged schools from the start.’ I replied that … [Read on]

Lies, damned lies and #meetoo

19th December 2017 9

Soon after the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein broke, a campaign started on social media under the hashtag #metoo. Thousands of woman posted the hashtag, sometimes along with claims that they, too, had been sexually harassed or assaulted, and occasionally even descriptions of the alleged attacks. Many people have been quick to jump to an apparently simple conclusion: there … [Read on]

The Kangaroos of Canterbury

19th December 2017 4

“Hung out to dry,” those are the words of Lord Carlile in his judgment on how the Church of England authorities treated Bishop George Bell The Church operated a kangaroo court. Here are the facts… Bishop George Bell (1883-1958), Bishop of Chichester, has been judged and condemned without any case brought for his defence. An elderly woman came forward in … [Read on]

Terror out of the East

18th December 2017 9

Someone needs to ask, what single variable, or direct chain of causality, influences a man who has left his miserable life to migrate to a society far more materially and functionally advanced than his, only to throw an opportunity away that millions cherish by attempting mass murder? A recent attack in New York demonstrates that the radicalisation rot has spread … [Read on]

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