Saturday, 9 March 2013

Rotten to the core!

Scottish priests 'out of control sexually', says former abuse adviser

Roman Catholic priests in Scotland were “out of control sexually” under the leadership of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the Church's former adviser on child abuse claims.

Coulson and Brooks in court

Former Downing St communications chief Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks have appeared in court at the Old Bailey.

No winners in Huhne and Pryce's court battle as both likely to be jailed

Almost 30 years after they stood at the altar, Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne will be side by side for one last time later this month, as two convicts awaiting sentence, after their win-or-bust fight with each other ended in disaster.

All three of the above articles appeared in yesterday's news. Why do I publish them? Well out of a mixture of outrage and disappointment. All of the people involved had attained the highest positions in their professions and vocations many had been given responsible positions in government and all were people who would normally be looked upon as responsible and trustworthy.

Rotten from the Top

Operation Elevedon uncovers more wrongdoers.
Catholic priests in Scotland have illegal sexual practices.
Seems to me that being a top person
must embrace a trip to the dark side of the forces!

Trust is an interesting concept
our rulers, chiefs and bosses insist they offer it.
Yet as with all idols of gold
the base is upon clay feet.

Beware the glib and persuasive tongues
of money and celebrity.
Sometimes significant drive to attain puts
ordinary people, in their wake, in jeopardy.
©David L Atkinson March 2013

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