Archive for October, 2010
Its always fun to bash to Tories, but bear with me, this isn’t about whether the Tory party are right to do what they’re doing, its about whether they are actually a Conservative Party at all. The last weeks have seen both sides of the coalition adhering to a hardline Liberal agenda – so perhaps the Conservatives are betraying conservative values as much as New Labour betrayed its founding vision of democratic socialism. (more…)
We were told yesterday that it would not be in the public interest for an inquiry to be held into how police came to be using an un-licensed weapon during the Raoul Moat episode. In fact, it appears there is acknowledgement that a fire-arms offence took place, but that nothing should be done about it.
I reckon that marriage and family issues are probably those in which the myopic approaches of the conservative church leave the most to be desired. Experience shows that all to often, the Church simply replicates the isolationist values of the most uppity, withdrawn parts of secular society, focusing on a few laudable values and missing the bigger picture entirely. Even a face-value reading of the bible at times contradicts this.