Portillo and politico-religiosity
Well, yes and no.
Firstly, Cranmer blogs on whatever he wishes; and secondly, he couldn’t be bothered to waste his very valuable time, or insult the intelligence of his communicants, on such a puerile, superficial, unintelligent load of dross. Take this, for example:
‘I worry because men of power who take instruction from unseen forces are essentially fanatics . . . I would be more reassured to hear that the Tory leader goes to church because that is what it takes to get a child into the best of state schools, not because he is a believer.’
With the capacity for such ill-informed and patronising generalisation, it comes as a relief that Mr Portillo is no longer in Parliament.
Cranmer is occasionally invited to fisk. Indeed, one such request came just over a week ago, and may be found here. A fisking of Portillo would have taken quite a few pages, and there are simply more important things in life than attempting to respond to a soul absorbed by his own conceit. And anyway, Lord Rees-Mogg has now responded in The Times, saving Cranmer the bother.