Does anyone else find the Archbishop of Canterbury as irritating as I do?
His New Year message about “giving up on young people” following the Bishop of London’s absurd interaction with St Paul’s ‘camping club’ was quite offensive.
I have spent a considerable amount of time and money over the years working with young people in the field of sport. Particularly rugby football, as do thousands of others across the country. We do though help children who are prepared to help themselves.
What has the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Bishop of London ever done? Where is their parish priest experience? What do they ever do except whinge and issue banalities from the comfort of their palaces?
What we need is some old fashioned leadership. Some muscular Christianity. Can I beg her Majesty next time around to insist on a new Archbishop with a track record of ‘hands on’ clerical work, rather than ‘hands wrung’.
Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire