The Bishop of Rochester has lashed out at the principles of tolerance, decency and fairness. He believes that these values are not as good as Christian "transcendental principles" (for this read anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia and anti-stem cell research. Last time I read the New Testament Christ was talking about some rather more philosophical ideas than those but hey, he's a Bishop! What do I know?!). He also believes, without any real demographic evidence, that Islam is filling the "moral vacuum" left by the collapse of the Anglican Church. Please... the moral decay in this country is nothing new and is quite unrelated to religion. British culture is the real issue...
He is one of the most powerful fundies in the Anglican Church and his idiotic comments are infamous. He's had a go at everything and everyone from his future boss to the Anglican Church (that's his own church by the way). But he really does love to take pot shots at his Muslim compatriots.
This is not a true Christian man. This is an angry man in a position of power. Get him out now!
The Big 4's position in Eurovision is up for discussion. Good! It's time Britain allowed itself to engage in a fairer fight. Here is Terry Wogan bemoaning how unfair Eurovision is now, whilst he's working for the country with an unfair advantage! But I admit I also want to see other countries paying their share for this wonderful event.
Despite being somewhat of a Royalist, I quite agree it was time for the Nepalese King to go. He was a tyrant and he showed us exactly why absolute monarchy is a system with some serious flaws.
However let's not get too Republican happy. The main forces in the new Nepalese Republic are the Maoist parties. Let's just hope they have learnt from the past mistakes of Communism and respect the Nepalese people by defending, rather than destroying, a new democratic republic.