OUR thoughts are of course with the King . . . but let’s spare a moment or two for William and the enormous burden now on his shoulders.
Let’s spare a moment or two for William and the enormous burden now on his shoulders[/caption]
He lost his beloved gran, our Queen, only 17 months ago.
Plus, he has three kids to look after.
Oh, and his uncle has been ruined by scandal.
But he is the heir.
For the moment he is carrying the entire institution through multiple crises.
It is far from easy. We wish him well, as we do his dad.
Devout of order
HARK at the ridiculous defiance of our clergy over their complicity in Britain’s broken asylum system.
On the Bibby Stockholm barge, one in seven migrants has suddenly decided to dedicate himself to Christ.
Fugitive Abdul Ezedi did too — a conversion branded “a joke” even by a friend.
It is an infamous ruse various Home Secretaries have been alive to.
Indeed Church of England guidelines set out how to help failed asylum seekers convert.
Yet, incredibly, ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams claims there is no “documented evidence of widespread abuse”.
That is wilful blindness.
It would be an absurd enough stance even if his successor Justin Welby wasn’t forever seeking in the unelected Lords to thwart every effort to stop the boats. But he is.
Our top clergy haven’t always been hand-wringing liberals who prefer left-wing activism to worship.
They sure as hell seem so now.
IS it in, is it out? Labour’s hokey-cokey on its £28billion eco policy is a fiasco.
One minute the party, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves in particular, rules it out as unaffordable. Insiders admitted it was “an albatross” around their necks.
It’s not just the monstrous sum itself. It’s entrusting that to Ed Miliband to run a giant energy company — the definition of profligate madness.
Except, the next minute, Keir Starmer U-turns and says it’s “desperately needed”.
Even Labour’s fans are aghast.
This is the party’s ONLY major idea — and they cannot agree whether even that’s a goer.
What a depressing insight into the favourites to form the next Government.