Month: June 2018

£13.5 MILLION SQUANDERED ON ANTI-SECTARIAN GROUPS

An announcement that the Scottish Government is to give another half million pounds of taxpayers’ money to various “antisectarianism” groups drew a sharp response from the Grand Master. “What exactly is all this money achieving?” asked Bro McHarg. “They’ve already blown £13 Million over the last six years, much of it going to some very dubious groups and projects.” The policy has also been criticised by Catholic academic, Prof Tom Devine, who accused the Scottish Government of “keeping people in a job”. “It’s interesting that when sectarianism was a virulent problem, nobody mentioned it” said Prof Devine. “Now when you can describe it as a process in decline then we have this array of public support for these (anti-sectarianism) charities.” Someone else who is critical of present government policy is Peter Kearney of the Scottish Catholic Media Office. “The question needs to be asked: are the programmes we are funding at the moment working?” Nil by Mouth is the biggest beneficiary by far, depending upon Scottish Government funding for 70% of its income....

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By Royal Appointment

A Royal wedding is always special and the Harry/Meghan match was no exception. Patriotic Brits up and down the country took full advantage of a good excuse to party, including more than a few celebrations in Orange Halls. Prince Harry may have moved down a notch in the line of succession following the birth of Prince Louis of Cambridge, but he’s still one of the most popular Royals. His free-spirited choice of a bride is sure to be watched with more than a little fascination in the coming years. Congratulations and every blessing to them both.  ...

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