That nice Roman Candle Chris Patton has been on Her Majesty’s Radio 4 defending the 50% increase in spending on this old paedo-enabler’s visit to our fair and as-yet unsullied shores.
‘It can’t all be about cuts,’ he said on the day that hundreds of schools were told that their much-need repairs had bitten the dust and the day that it was announced that the Queen had spent 10% less last year, thanks to mainly taking in washing and cutting spending on stockings by having Prince Philip draw lines up the back of her legs with gravy browning.
So, instead of costing just £8 million (or a few new schools) to host, the Pope’s Paedophile Tour 2010 will cost us £12 million (or a few more new schools).
When challenged with the idea that many people, including scientist Richard Dawkins, are annoyed with the Pope because he personally covered up paedo scandals and made it part of his policy to sweep it all under the carpet, Mr/Lord/Sir/Lady Patton said, ‘Well, I don’t think we should descend to personal insults.’
So, there you have it. Call someone who enabled paedophiles to continue their dark deeds in order to protect the reputation of the church someone who enabled paedophiles to continue their dark deeds in order to protect the reputation of the church and all of a sudden it’s ‘personal insults’.
Christians, eh? Can’t live with them, can’t throw them to the lions.