Tuesday, August 05, 2014

land of make believers

So I read this morning that Baroness Warsi, the Minister of State for Faith and Communities has resigned because she's unhappy with the Government policy on Gaza. It's nice that she is finally showing some backbone however Warsi is a politician I have strongly disagreed with in the past. She always struck me as anti-secular and anti-atheist, an apologist for religious vested interest, a token Muslim in an invented (and unnecessary) position. I could never understand why a secular country needs a minister for "faith", to me it's like having a cricket coach in a football team, admirably inclusive but ultimately academic.

Hopefully the Government will not replace her. From my perspective we need fewer two-faced, unelected, superstitiously inspired lawyers in the corridors of power, not more; maybe she should consider a job as a Middle Eastern peace envoy, surely there are some vacancies coming up soon?


Chairman Bill said...

We already have ministers of faith - they're all in the House of Lords.

Steve Borthwick said...

CB, you're right about that; I guess we'll just have to soldier on with one less, how will we cope?

A Heron's View said...

Sayeeda Warsi, a conservative with a social conscience which is a rare commodity in that party.

Was absolutely correct to walk away from 'pretty boy' Cameron's Cabinet and I would congratulate her for that if I lived in the UK which thankfully I do not.