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I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.
A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants, while the Daily Telegraph reports on Boris Johnson's call for very wealthy people to pay less tax.
Welcome to the UK under David Cameron, where the poorest are blamed for the nation's problems while the richest are portrayed as victims.
There are many words that I could use to describe the front page headline in today’s Daily Telegraph. “Inaccurate” is one of the most polite, although it rather understates the problem.
A bit of confusion at the Daily Telegraph today. George Pitcher suggests: Lords vote for 'gay weddings' – so what? Meanwhile Martin Beckford and Heidi Blake report: Clergy could be sued if they refuse to carry out ‘gay marriages’.
A source of quiet amusement to a number of us at Ekklesia are Damian Thompson’s agitated rantings about us on his blog at the Daily Telegraph.
It isn't often that the Daily Telegraph and Ekklesia find themselves singing from the same hymn sheet let alone the same terraces.