New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
News >

Lloyd-George romances

*
October 21st 1904

MR LLOYD-GEORGE is gifted with so lively an imagination that many of his public utterances, with which he splits the ears of the groundlings, are masterpieces of fiction. On Wednesday, for instance, he treated an audience at Blaenau Festiniog to two or three efforts of his in the art of romancing. The Church Times, he said, is the organ of the English Church Union. As he seemed to claim a "peculiar and extensive" acquaintaince with the inner history of the English Church Union, we should have thought he would have refrained from making a statement which has been contradicted both by that Society and by ourselves not once only nor twice. Anyone repeating such a statement at this time of day exposes himself to one of two charges. Either he is deliberately stating what he knows to be false, or he does not know what he is talking about. We do Mr Lloyd-George the justice to indict him on the lighter charge. As might have been expected, in the case of a gentleman so singularly ill-informed, the speech to which we refer contained some remarks upon "the clergy of the Ritualistic persuasion" which would have served the turn of a controversialist — say, in the ’sixties. Forty years ago, fairly intelligent people did actually believe that "Ritualism" was an organisation "for the purpose of promoting breaches of the law" to which the "Ritualistic clergy" were paid to conform.

Job of the week

Lecturer in Biblical Studies

New Zealand

THE COLLEGE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST LECTURER IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (known as 'The Sir Paul Reeves' Lecturer') St John's Theological College (An Anglican Seminary of the Province of Aotearoa, New ...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Should sanctions be imposed on clergy who marry a same-sex partner?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

Mon 22 Dec 14 @ 16:30
RT @MadsDaviesReally enjoyed listening to @JustinWelby's Desert Island Discs. Here's our report: http://t.co/mwkdOsg9n9

Mon 22 Dec 14 @ 9:59
The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem talks to the BBC about the state of the Middle East, much of which is in his diocese http://t.co/1B6JqqkNxN