Easter approaches. And here is Rees-Mogg on suffering, abortion, the Tridentine Mass, faith and politics…and why Brexiteer MPs won’t roll over on a final EU deal.
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
There is no wriggle room in the commitment. Yet the department has decided to have an enquiry to decide whether to do what was promised or not.
A decision like leaving the EU had billions of causes: some of those were set in motion by happenings centuries ago, but none pre-determine what happens today.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
Reports of the Church’s decline ignore worldwide growth, even in such apparently unlikely places as Iran, and throughout much of the Muslim-majority world.
As observant Christians approach minority status, public figures might become more willing to highlight the plight of believers abroad.
Direct rule from Westminster is the proper unionist option.
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.
The Emmerson row is the straw on the back of this exhausted camel.