Monday, 6 July 2015
Lots of stuff going on
The Greek Economy, Marriage Equality, Terrorism....and so it goes on
I am thankful that life does not get smaller.
As we were leaving church on Sunday my dear and faithful parishioner said "What do you think about Gay Marriage?"
I suggested to her that the 2 mins for such conversations was not going to allow me to discuss this with her on the doorstep of the church.
I also had a bit of a feeling that I was being corralled ....as a trendy lefty....( a descriptor I steadfastly deny) to say stuff I would almost surely entirely regret.
First of all let me say that I eschew being driven into a corner where what is not being sought is freedom of expression but the capacity to put my foot into my mouth
So surprisingly I feel a bit sorry, for Barnaby who has been told that he will not be allowed to be on Q&A tonight. Bully boys at Government Head Office ( it goes right to the top) will be stopping national dialogue...no senior ministers will be allowed to be on the national broadcasters flagship program Q & A...and Barnaby is the first casualty.
Now, I am no Barnaby fan.....but at least he is usually unafraid to confront his critics.
Democracy is threatened when power says "You are not allowed to speak!"
We all wait with baited breath to see what Malcolm will do ! He does appear to buckle
And we had all hoped he was better than that!
Let's wait for next week