Let’s start with the BAD NEWS. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that Sharia Law is unavoidable and that in some circumstances certain crimes or court dealings should be referred to Sharia courts. What an absolutely ludicrous idea. One law one country. The rule of law in this country has been developed over centuries and the point of it is that whoever you are prime minister or peasant you are answerable to it.
The point is even more ridiculous when you consider the increase in religious based honour crimes the need for one British system. I could launch into a much more detailed rebuttal of this suggestion but I am so outraged by its stupidity I cannot bring myself too because I do not think it deserves it. The basic principle is that certain citizens should be able to choose their judge so will be have catholic courts, secular courts, gay courts? I really think the ABC has lost the plot with this argument.
GOOD NEWS Birmingham city council has been awarded 3 stars in the latest council league tables. This is exceptional news. Under the labour domination the council had been rated 0 and social services were so dire the government almost took over direct control of them. Under the cities continued renaissance led by the Conservative dominated coalition the cities’ services have improved dramatically. Birmingham is the largest local authority in Europe with a billion pound budget, if this does not show us as a party which is fit to rule I do not know what does.