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Quotes of the week

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17 February 2023

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The language that our politicians use matters. Language which dehumanises, language which incites, language that enables those bad actors of the far Right to march from the margins and threaten the common good. The political arithmetic of our leaders needs to multiply hope, enabling cohesion rather than dividing communities through enabling hatred

Arun Arora, Bishop of Kirkstall, sermon preached in Blackburn Cathedral on Racial Justice Sunday, 12 February

 

The debate was chaired by a genial ex-judge, Geoffrey Tattersall, who made occasional quips about chocolates and he and his wife getting old. . . By the end, lots of people, even the men, may have wanted to marry Geoffrey

Quentin Letts, Times sketch-writer, at the General Synod’s Living in Love and Faith debate, 10 February

 

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