Dominic Cummings, Church of England bishops and righteous anger

May 27, 2020 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: What lies behind the drama that has somehow managed to envelope not only Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson, and Church of England bishops – but even the front page of that sage political journal, the Daily Star? The answer is anger. There are many people right now very angry with Dominic Cummings, feeling that he has flouted lockdown rules that he helped draw up. And there are quite a few people who are angry with those who are angry about him, feeling he was...

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VE Day: Queen Elizabeth II delivers message to commemorate the end of World War Two in Europe

May 9, 2020 by

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth honoured those who died in World War Two on Friday as she marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, using the occasion to say she was proud of how the public had responded to the coronavirus pandemic. In a televised message, the 94-year-old monarch said those who had served during the conflict with Nazi Germany in the 1940s would admire how their descendants were coping with the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread....

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VE Day and the Providence of God

May 8, 2020 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: ADOLF Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945. On May 4, at Luneberg Heath in Lower Saxony, representatives of the armed forces of the Third Reich went to General Montgomery’s headquarters and signed a paper accepting the Allies’ terms of unconditional surrender. The German delegation was led by Generaladmiral von Friedeburg, Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. On May 8, Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the Speaker...

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VE Day: UK marking 75th anniversary of end of WWII in Europe

May 8, 2020 by

from BBC News: The UK is to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, with the Royal Family leading tributes as the country remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will lead a two-minute silence at 11:00 BST to honour servicemen and women during World War Two, and the Queen will address the nation later. The PM thanked the VE Day generation, saying “our gratitude will be eternal”. Events are taking place all day, but public gatherings...

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The killing of Qasem Soleimani

Jan 3, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of the elimination of the Iranian al Quds commander Qasem Soleimani. He was killed by a US airstrike which targeted him at Baghdad airport, where he had been met by his close henchman Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and who was killed alongside him in a vehicle convoy with five others. This was America’s response to Iran’s escalating aggression, including an attack on US forces at an Iraqi military base on December 27 that killed a US...

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Harry Billinge: “My generation saved the world”

Nov 10, 2019 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: Sunday: D-Day veteran Harry Billinge says it all. Listen right to the end. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

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