A sort of sacred cow

“The book was a delight.” Ann Widdecombe In this unorthodox autobiographical collection of essays the author invites the reader into a world of travel, teaching, education, entertainment, chess, despair, political intrigue, faith and Catholicism. From beginning to end the reader will find moments of laughter and sadness and, on occasion, the absurd. This is a…

Britannia

Scotland has escaped hell but is now condemned to purgaTORY, unless it finds the courage to join UKIP and leave the EU. Destination? Paradise. (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that…

Infiltration & Subversion

    “First, religious lessons will become optional; then, after a suitable delay, religious lessons will be suppressed outright; finally, we shall have lessons in Marxist philosophy in their place.” Cardinal Josef Mindszenty (1948).     The infiltration of State Education is not unique to Britain. The same thing is said to have happened in…

Great Expectations

Actually, upon receiving this much acclaimed classic, I had no initial expectations of finding anything that might capture my imagination. A few years previously I had taken a copy of Bleak House with me on my travels but was not impressed by what I thought was a tendency to unnecessary verbiage. I considered that there…

Shrinking Britain

The oncoming Scottish Referendum for independence will have a political impact on Britain whatever the result but the views expressed by the British journalist Peter Hitchens are of particular interest in this regard. He writes: “Anyway, the EU’s intentions towards the United Kingdom are, it seems to me to, encourage the secession of Scotland and…