Look beyond


A thoughtful look at the coming election

Chaplain's blog

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PM Theresa May’s decision to call a snap General Election on June 8 has, not surprisingly, stirred a media feeding frenzy. Already, the right wing Press are predicting (announcing?) a landslide Conservative victory and the destruction of the Labour party.

Without doubt, and soon to follow, will be a persistent and personal attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from the Daily Mail, et al. The danger, of course, is that the froth of the sensationalist headline and derogatory soundbite are given more credence than the substance of the policies from which they deliberately distract.

The result of this General Election, set within the broader context of Brexit and the Scottish independence debate, will have a profound effect on the direction of the UK for the next five years and beyond. That is why I hope and pray that over the next seven weeks, every citizen who has a vote…

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