This little man’s bible, his instrument of hatred and torture, his upside-down roadmap to hellfire, was the word of his god. No doubt his slavery to it already had him living a bleak and dismal living hell, and he is to be pitied for that.
Where are our high ideals now? Where is this wonderful Geneva Convention and where is the European Convention on Human Rights? Let me tell you where they are. This European Union has wiped its arse with them and flushed them down the same toilets it has flushed the washed up children of Syria.
Love is our bliss, a scent of the warmth and welcome of eternity captured in a look or a glance. Love is seeing the other as the perfection they are and knowing that all the world was made for them, and that every colour would lose its brightness without them.
Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, is a man I have struggled to accept. His open racism and Islamophobia have turned my stomach. Yet he and I share much in common.
The argument that decriminalising the sale and purchase of sex as an interim measure until the socio-economic causes of prostitution have been addressed is nothing more than a messianic dream.
Looking in the mirror no longer shows me an image of how I think I look. Now it asks me questions about the future and reminds me that I am no longer the fairest in the land. My young maths students crack the odd joke about me developing bald spot and I find myself envying their youth and stupidity.
With respect to the well-known noxious behaviour of successive Colombian administrations towards their own people the United States has laboured to absolve these governments in its economic use of diplomatic language, and where this has not been possible it has acquiesced to the demands of critics Stateside to the inclusion of human rights provisos in trade and aid deals with the Colombian government.
One must always remember that it was the mere instruction within the British school system which led to the greatest will to violence of the twentieth century. Teachers have always been the greatest recruiting officers.