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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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Pale blue Ruth should turn her attention to Scotland

How often do the mainstream media praise a Conservative Party politician? Yet they laud Ruth Davidson. The Independent gives the Conservative Party the benefit of its advice: ‘Ruth Davidson is the prime example to follow’. According to the Financial Times ‘Ruth Davidson provides inspiration for the Conservatives’ future’. Meanwhile The Guardian is having a love-in with Ruth. ‘That […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Trump roughs up the Left by adopting its tactics

Love him or loathe him the one thing everyone agrees on is that The Donald is different. Many make the mistake of thinking he is a new kind of politician. We are told he is a media politician, the politician as celebrity, a politician for the internet age, etc. He is all these things, but […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: The Left turns on Trump for defending its right to speak out

In Poland last week, Donald Trump posed the question no other Western leader dares ask: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Trump outsmarts his liberal detractors

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, most of us laughed. We thought it just a publicity stunt for his hotels and TV shows. Then he started picking up followers and working his way through the Republican contenders. He made gaffe after gaffe and the political experts confidently predicted the implosion of his candidature. […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Ruth Davidson gets her claws into the tartan Tories

‘Stushie’ is one of those good Scots words which deserve greater currency. It means ‘row’, ‘squabble’, ‘set to’, ‘commotion’, or ‘rumpus’. It’s a good Scots word which aptly describes the fankle the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party has got itself into due to Ruth Davidson’s determination to cleanse the party of internal opposition. Strangely one of the winners following the recent general election […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Being nice to Cuba’s dictators won’t make them relax their grip on power

Every Sunday the wives, mothers, sisters and other female relatives of Cuba’s political prisoners attend Mass dressed all in white. Afterwards Los Damas de Blanco walk silently through the streets in their white clothing. They have been jeered at, attacked by government organised mobs and arrested. These brave Ladies in White were doing this before the […]

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