Reading some of the comments on one of our local schools, I’m struck by a columnist in The Times today who writes: “Education has ceased to be concerned with cultural enrichment, as it awards every dullard a coconut, just as scholarship has to battle its way through a business culture of outcomes and outputs. Welfare, dispensed by a State that has obliterated any sense of individual responsibility, has created new forms of appetency and an angry culture of perpetually frustrated rights.”
The column begins by looking at the “Resistance to politically correct attempts to expunge Christianity from our culture — the conversion of Christmas into ‘winterval’”, which I saw Cliff Richard complaining about yesterday, objecting to the London Christmas lights being renamed “Winter decorations”, a follow-on from what I was saying the other day from Amman, where even Arab taxi drivers think it’s lunacy!
Anyway, the column might be worth a read. You’ll find it here.