I do trust Tories, says Bishop of St Davids, lying through her smiles

Jun 7, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

The apology issued by the Bishop of St Davids (of the Church in Wales) in the wake of her ‘Never never never trust a Tory‘ tweet is disingenuous. It is expediently sly. In short, it is a lie.

The Rt Rev’d Joanna Penberthy sought to distance her episcopal office from the ensuing outrage and condemnation by insisting that it was a “private tweet”, adding: “I, of course, trust and have trusted many Conservatives and know there are many honourable people in that party.” And then: “I further apologise for other tweets I have posted which have caused upset and offence. While I hold strong political views, I have expressed them on Twitter in a way which was both irresponsible and disrespectful and I deeply regret this. I have now closed my account down.”

This was deemed to be a sincere, heartfelt apology, and certainly sufficient to satisfy the Church in Wales:

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