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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In the UK

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has again criticized David Cameron for going ahead with legalizing same-sex marriage, calling the plan Orwellian and undemocratic. I'm struck by the irony of a church whose leadership is completely unaccountable calling an elected government with checks and balances Orwellian (see The Guardian's related poll).

In Ireland, the same cardinal who covered up clergy sex abuse is re-framing the government's effort to save the lives of women like Savita Halappanavar as a push for legalized abortion.

And then there's the fox hunting. Though it's been banned in England and Wales since 2004/5, today, Boxing Day, often finds people doing so anyway. Yuck! :(

But on a happier note: London at Christmas ....


2 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

Well that's all pretty grim. On the bright side, at least it was a bloody good year for the slugs and orchids (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/26/wildlife-2012-orchids-slugs-blossom):)

5:08 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Voles! :) I'm obviously not reading the right news.

5:31 PM  

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