This morning's sermon from the attic: After this I promise not raise the subject of religion about which I know even less than any of the other topics on which I 'Bore for Britain'! However, Mr. Rob Dreher's book, to which I referred a couple of posts below, which advocated a return to a St. Benedict tradition of Christian withdrawal from an irreligious society, is the subject of a long essay at the NRO which is worth reading. I will also add, of course, that where 'The Speccie' leads others do follow so take out your subscription now!
A warning! We have a friend coming to lunch today so I may be called up for domestic duties and 'Sunday rumbling' may be intermittent. (And of course, it's the Bahrein Grand Prix at 4.00pm - jes' sayin'!)
Kelvin takes on the 'Scousers' - again! What is it with Liverpool these days? The 'Scousers' I knew back in my army days were tough, resilient and humorous. Today they come across as a bunch 'snowflakes'. So that naughty Mr. Kelvin MacKenzie did what he is famous for doing, being rude and funny about everything and anyone - but especially 'Scousers'. So what? Having compared an Everton footie-player, Ross Barclay, to a gorilla it turns out that the lad concerned has a Nigerian grandfather - who knew? - and the London 'liberatti' have succumbed to mass hysteria screeching racism.
Mr. Barclay is the, er, 'gorilla' on the right, so would you have known that his Grandfather was black? No, nor me and certainly not Mr. MacKenzie. Of course, the 'Scousers' will never forgive MacKenzie for stating in The Sun in the plainest terms possible that it was Liverpool fans who crushed to death nearly a hundred other Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. It doesn't do to tell the truth these days.
May be gone, maybe not! Dan Hodges at The Mail raises the possibility, in his view more of a probability, that once Brexit is achieved, Mrs. May will jack it in and go off to spend more time with her beloved Phillip. She was 59 when she took office and according to sources she really is not enjoying it. Let us hope that over the next 2-3 years she clears the Tory decks of some of the deadbeats.
No more rumbles today