Saturday December 14, 2019

Choosing between Brexit's swivel-eyes and sharp eyes

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his hard-Brexit fellow travellers are likely, in the end, to find themselves outwitted by more pragmatic Tories and big business

4th February, 2018

Company-keeping used to be condemned by the Catholic Church. It placed those who kept each other’s company in the way of temptation, sin and hell-fire. Young girls (ie 19-year-olds and upwards) were regularly instructed that company-keeping without an intention of early marriage was gravely sinful. Worse still, needless to say, was company-keeping with a non-Catholic.

These ideas are still to be found on right-wing Catholic websites and blogs in the US, but are...

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