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For the record …

The British Prime Minister  has, it is reported, described political opponents who do not agree with his proposal to extend our involvement in the Syrian conflict as “terrorist sympathisers”. I am not alone in being both shocked and angry. I … Continue reading

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Jesus weeps. The Pope, Christmas, war – and lemon myrtle soap

The pope gave a sermon last month which was widely reported. It was timely. The western world was turning its thoughts to the annual winter ritual of overspending and over-eating. No surprise, then, that the resulting headlines all seemed to … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace – the flip side

I’d been back from hospital just twenty-four hours when a programme on television reduced me to tears. I suspect if it had been longer since my sawbones’s attentions I would still have been touched. But probably not enough to end … Continue reading

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