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Liberal Democracy still lives

How is it that my Liberal friends (yes, I have plenty) tell me that those who voted for Trump or for Brexit can't think for themselves, that they have been brainwashed, etc? Just because many are without university degrees, it is imagined that they are also without a brain. I have been listening to hardworking Texan truckers on a talk radio station from Fort Worth to get the feeling of ordinary Americans first-hand. On the whole, they are very impressive, God-fearing, thought...ful and caring. They are under no illusions as to Trump's strong and weak points, and approached their democratic duty seriously and prudently. Even NSBC revealed yesterday that 70% of those who voted Trump did so mainly for reasons relating to the Constitution and the Supreme Court (themes relating to abortion and political corruption predominate). These people are well-informed and have thought about their choices.

The truth is that those who voted for Trump or for Brexit, unlike many of those who d…

A new school on the French Riviera

Have been busy, hence no posts for some time. But here is an update of particular interest to friends further south.

I have been working, at the invitation of Bishop Dominic Rey of Fréjus Toulon, on a project at La Londe les Maures at Bormes les Mimosas on the French Riviera.

The idea is to open a new Catholic boys boarding school, with teaching through English and weekly boarding. The school would serve the needs of internationally minded families on the French Riviera who are seeking an education rooted in Christian faith and values for their sons.

This new Catholic school would feature daily Mass, celebrated by priests of the Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian, plus a range of fun activities (scuba diving, tennis, swimming, football, judo) to supplement the classes in traditional school subjects, leading to GCSE.

The new school is called Riviera College