Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack

Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack

Campbell is a retired Presbyterian minister who lives in Stirlingshire and blogs at A Grain of Sand where he looks at the Church and the world and wonders where it all went wrong.

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: ‘Sex-pest’ Trump is already guilty in the eyes of the mob

With the present weaponising of allegations of sexual impropriety against American politicians, it was inevitable that Donald Trump would soon be front and centre. The #MeToo searchlight is now shining directly on the president and the flak is bursting around him. This week three women amongst those who have accused Trump of sexual molestation publicly […]

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: Brexit chief’s scandalous security slur against Britain

From having to stump up an outrageous divorce bill to be allowed to leave on the EU’s terms, to the debacle over the Irish border, Brexit negotiations have been marked by EU intransigence and the British government’s willingness to compromise. Throughout discussions the EU have played hardball forcing their position relentlessly and the government has […]

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: Bigger isn’t better – the lesson from PC McPlod

In 2013 the Holyrood SNP government, against the advice of experts, forced the amalgamation of Scotland’s eight police forces into one. Amidst warnings about loss of local accountability and knowledge, the government spoke of budget savings and greater efficiency. Police Scotland became the second largest police force in the UK. This was supposedly a distinctively […]

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: Christians should challenge, not conform

One of the most overused words in the language is ‘genius’. No matter how popular they were, the Beatles were not geniuses; they merely produced some memorable melodies. John Lennon’s poetry was not a work of genius. Although scanning more smoothly than the doggerel of William McGonagall, its content was as trite and emotionally hackneyed […]

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: National pride equals fascism – the EU’s grand delusion

We all have safe spaces. Most of us, with judicious use of the remote control, create within our homes a space safe from the political insult, foul language and sexual innuendo which passes for humour on television. Some of us, for whatever inexplicable reason, may even have created a space where we are safe from […]

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Campbell Campbell-Jack: Head Boy Trump – the end of year report

Pennsylvania Avenue Academy for the Sons and Daughters of Gentlefolk End of Year Report Trump, Donald – Head Boy It is true that Donald’s election as Head Boy of School took many of the staff and parents by surprise. So shocked were some that there were even murmurs in the Staff Room about abandoning the […]

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