We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.”
Well, what a week it has been in politics. Despite all of the lies, resignations, and all of the furore, things are just the same as they were this time last week. Boris Johnson, probably the most disliked Prime Minister in my lifetime – and certainly the least trustworthy when it comes to telling the truth – is still in charge and will be for several months. The only difference is that most of the Cabinet has changed (instead of A-listers, we now seem to have Z-listers – apologies if one of them is your MP, but most of them many of us have never heard of). There will now be months of wrangling and mud-slinging from both sides of the House, which will certainly take everyone’s attention away from the important job in hand of running the country, at a time when we need ideas and leadership. Interesting, but probably very frustrating times ahead.
This weekend we celebrate Sea Sunday, and we lead with this as our Action of the Week. Seafarers and fishers are often forgotten when we talk about everyday heroes, but with many foodstuffs and goods being imported across the sea they deserve our thanks and support.
The next e-bulletin will be around 4 weeks time as we have the NJPN Conference in a fortnight (more details below), and I am then away on holiday the following weekend. If you are submitting articles to be included, please bear this in mind.
I look forward to meeting some of you at the Conference, and if we have already met, I look forward to catching up with you again!