16 March 2007

Cameron moves to the Left

Just in case anyone was in any doubt about the quality of political reporting and analysis in the UK, here is the latest political story: Tory leader David Cameron has changed his hairstyle!!

The BBC analyses the implications here.

Amongst the profound insights the Corporation brings us is this:

"Several commentators noticed the change on Wednesday and had come up with their own theories for it. Some thought it was an attempt to look more masculine, but others said a left parting was more feminine.

"Daily Mail sketchwriter Quentin Letts said image was important to voters and told the BBC: 'Cameron seems to be changing direction - which is of course a very good metaphor for what he's doing with his party.'

"But a spokesman said of Mr Cameron's change: 'There is no political significance in his decision to do so.'"

Naturally the Daily Mail had to be involved somewhere - good to know that "newspaper" is keeping up its standards!

The BBC report ends by sonorously informing us that a recent photo of Mr Cameron appeared to show his first grey hairs!

Is it any wonder, given this quality of media coverage of the political issues of our day?!! Any serious politician, or anyone who cares for the quality of our democracy would be tearing their hair out!

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05 March 2007

The Anglican Way

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Dave Walker sums up where he's at - at present!

I reckon that I can tick 3 out of the 4 boxes - and I love a mug of tea. My problem is that I don't know whether I am a post-evangelical or a pre-liberal!

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02 March 2007

Questions? You gotta love 'em!

Maggi Dawn has blogged this quotation from the poet Rilke which has a wonderful insight into the value of questions:

I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

— From the letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, [my emphases].

Maggi's full blog entry is here, together with a link to where she found the reference.

Not sure the candles would work quite so well in our shower?!