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We have just passed the 75th anniversary of Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia. The invasion began on 3 October 1935, prompting pacifists and other campaigners in Britain to call for an arms embargo on Italy.
Christian Concern For Our Nation (CCFON) launched a new campaign yesterday (21 September) entitled “Not Ashamed”. It aims to encourage Christians to “stand up for Jesus Christ in public life”.
I am not ashamed to be a Christian active in public life, but I will not be wearing one of the “Not Ashamed” badges. This is because the campaign aims to encourage only a certain sort of Christian to engage in particular forms of public life.
I thought that Tony Blair had lost the ability to shock me. But within a few seconds of picking up his newly published memoirs today, I realised I was mistaken.