This Christmas I would like you to think of the plight of a 94-year-old woman, who has been atrociously mistreated by the Archbishop of Canterbury 

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This Christmas I would like you to think of the plight of a 94-year-old woman, who has been atrociously mistreated by the Archbishop of Canterbury 

This Christmas I would love you to think about the plight of a 94-year-old lady, who has been atrociously mistreated by the Archbishop of Canterbury 

This Christmas I would love you to think about the plight of a 94-year-old lady, who has been atrociously mistreated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Her identify is Mrs Barbara Whitley. Greater than three years in the past, the Church of England publicly accused her beloved long-dead uncle of the filthy crime of kid intercourse abuse.

The cost was based mostly on the phrase of a single accuser, greater than half a century after the supposed offence. The Church had presumed his guilt and made no severe effort to find the reality. Key dwelling witnesses had been neither sought, discovered nor interviewed. A senior bishop admitted quickly afterwards that they had been really not satisfied the declare was true. But by some mysterious course of, quite a lot of newspapers and BBC stations, all on the identical day, felt protected in confidently announcing that Barbara’s uncle had been a disgusting paedophile. No ifs or buts. Who instructed them?

A later inquiry would present that this depressing episode was based mostly on nothing greater than a chaotic, sloppy kangaroo courtroom. One in all this nation’s most distinguished attorneys, Lord Carlile, tore the case towards Barbara’s uncle to shreds. He stated there would have been no likelihood of a conviction on the proof accessible, and made mincemeat of the shambolic committee that had revealed the unique allegation.

After delaying the discharge of this inquiry for weeks, Justin Welby’s church ultimately revealed it. However did it admit its mistake and restore the popularity of Barbara Whitley’s wrongly defamed uncle?

Nope. Mr Welby, in defiance of all the principles of British justice, sulkily insisted {that a} ‘vital cloud’ nonetheless hung over the identify of Barbara’s uncle. Thus, simply as she may need been capable of rejoice that her relative’s identify had finally been cleared, the Head of the Established Church made it his private enterprise to stop this.

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After which, just a few weeks later, one other supposed allegation towards her uncle was stated to have been made. Why then? What was it? Who had made it? No one would say, but it surely served to stifle potential criticism of Mr Welby on the Normal Synod of the Church of England, which was about to start. Particulars of the second allegation stay a secret. After almost a 12 months, Mr Welby’s church (which has a nasty document of sitting on studies that it doesn’t like) nonetheless hasn’t provide you with its conclusions. But Sussex Police, given the identical info, dropped their investigations into the matter after just a few quick weeks.

All of it appears a bit as if somebody is making an attempt to save lots of somebody’s face. However the cruelty to Barbara Whitley, who was 91 when this horrible saga started, is appalling. Who cares about some prelate’s pleasure (a sin in any case) when Mrs Whitley may very well be spared any extra ache?

As a result of the cruelty to Mrs Whitley appears to me to be so stunning in a supposedly Christian organisation, I’ve intentionally left until final that the item of those accusations is the late Bishop of Chichester, George Bell. Bell was, as individuals who knew him have instructed me, a sort, scrupulously sincere, brave man. He was, most notably, a beloved pal of the German Christians who fought towards Hitler and a courageous critic of the cruelty of battle. I typically surprise if trendy bishops and archbishops are afraid of being in contrast with him. They’ve cause to be. Within the meantime, Mr Welby’s church ought to finish Mrs Whitley’s agony.

Does anybody actually doubt that, if the archbishop wished to, he may finish the entire enterprise at this time?

Now that there¿s a new Mary Poppins film coming along, I feel it is time to confess that I have never seen the first one (pictured). No, nor The Sound Of Music either. All those references to Dick Van Dyke, or the Von Trapps, or whatever it is, are Chinese to me. Am I alone? I often think I must be

Now that there¿s a new Mary Poppins film coming along, I feel it is time to confess that I have never seen the first one (pictured). No, nor The Sound Of Music either. All those references to Dick Van Dyke, or the Von Trapps, or whatever it is, are Chinese to me. Am I alone? I often think I must be

Now that there’s a brand new Mary Poppins movie coming alongside, I really feel it’s time to confess that I’ve by no means seen the primary one (pictured). No, nor The Sound Of Music both. All these references to Dick Van Dyke, or the Von Trapps, or no matter it’s, are Chinese language to me. Am I alone? I usually assume I should be

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I’ve only one phrase to say about the EU downside. I’ll hold saying it till somebody listens. Norway.

These flapping liberals get it fallacious AGAIN 

Individuals with flapping mouths and flapping minds are a lot given to calling for the ‘decriminalisation’ of evil issues, within the fanciful perception that it will make them go away. All they do is let evil off the leash, and make its purveyors wealthy.

We had been instructed within the 1960s that taking the restrictions off pornography would finish repression and make us all more healthy. That didn’t fairly work out. The complete, horrible penalties of going tender on medicine are nonetheless solely simply starting to indicate. However will anybody study something from this or from the whole, horrific failure of a ‘authorized’ red-light district in Leeds, reported final week?

The Holbeck experiment has been acknowledged as a catastrophe even by a few of its personal champions.

The creation of a semi-legal zone of prostitution has been adopted by one particularly brutal homicide, and by an awesome enhance within the variety of ladies promoting their our bodies, plus what is thought domestically as ‘an amnesty on scumbags’. There have been at the least 67 violent and sexual offences contained in the experimental space in two years. There are studies of distressed ladies wandering barefooted and barely clothed within the snow, others injured and one other injecting herself within the groin, not removed from the supposedly enlightened sector.

Those that govern us, on this and so many different issues, are fearful of following any agency ethical rule, and fearful of utilizing the facility they search. Why then do they need to govern in any respect? We’d like a wholly new political class.

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Extra victims of the nice terror fantasy 

Why will we nonetheless report sordid crime as if it was a political menace? I feel it’s as a result of governments prefer to pose as grandiose defenders of the West towards Islamist terror, however lack the braveness or resolve to battle towards actual crime, and the mass drug abuse that causes a lot of it.

Take the supposed ‘terrorist’ of Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt. He had 27 convictions (together with, after all, for the medicine he took and bought). He couldn’t have cared much less about Islam, as he was only a violent, crooked slob. Neighbours stated he was no Islamist however ‘a cornered legal who’d misplaced his marbles’.

And a taxi driver whose colleague had been held hostage by the gunman stated: ‘I’m a practising Muslim and have by no means seen him at any of the mosques round right here. He smoked an excessive amount of pot. Associates noticed him ingesting beer the opposite day. However there’s nothing non secular or radicalised about him.’

I do know some twerp will accuse me of apologising for Islamists after I say this, however neglect that twerp. Look how ineffective the ‘safety’ method has been for all these years. Strive it my approach. Arrest and prosecute drug possession correctly once more, and also you’ll quickly see the streets safer in each approach.

Many ladies, together with my colleague Tina Weaver, have felt personally attacked by the BBC’s Christmas movie displaying how the stresses of contemporary life come between moms and their kids. They’ve acquired it fallacious. 

No one with any sense thinks moms are responsible. It’s the militant ultra-feminists who imagine full-time motherhood is a criminal offense, the grasping businessmen hungry for feminine wageslaves, and the governments who’ve succumbed to those horrible lobbies, who’ve made ladies’s lives unimaginable contests between what they wish to do – and what they should do. 

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