#Partygate and #Beergate continue to rumble on. In latest developments, Labour leader Keir Starmer has said that he will resign if he is issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice fine for breeching covid regulations. His supporters have suggested that this shows integrity and compares unfavourably with the way that the Prime Minister has refused to… Continue reading Resignation offers, integrity and grace
Three stories – Sue Gray’s report on party gate is published – Senior civil servant complains about impact on the civil service .-PM smears Keir Starmer over the CPS failure to prosecute Jimmy Saville. What if anything can church leaders learn?
In my article about the EHCR report on anti-Semitism I started to raise the issue of complicity. There is a level at which we all as a society (perhaps with one or two exceptions) have to recognise a level of complicity in the way that this toxic evil was allowed to get to the heart… Continue reading Complicity and saying sorry
The EHRC report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has now been published. The headline summary is that: “The Party is responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act (2010) relating to: political interference in antisemitism complaints failure to provide adequate training to those handling antisemitism complaints harassment” Before I go on with further comment… Continue reading The shameful case of anti-Semitism in British politics
It didn’t take long for our politicians to step into the gutter over the pandemic did it. We’ve had cheap stunts like “Eat Out to Help” from the chancellor and we have had Boris insulting the Labour leader as Captain Hindsight whilst refusing to give serious answers to questions and treating scrutiny as a nuisance.… Continue reading Keir and Boris … stop the party politics over COVID
Special Agent Gibbs is the hero of NCIS. A man of few words with his own traumatic past, he leads a team of agents with a passionate commitment to justice. One of the unique things about Gibbs is that he has a rule for everything, a code to live by. One of his best known… Continue reading Coronavirus in our care homes – why does sorry seem to be the hardest word?