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: After Farron, orthodox Christians have no place in public life

In his resignation speech, whilst speaking of the criticism which he has received for holding orthodox Christian views on homosexual practice, Tim Farron said: “I seem to have been the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in. In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think we […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Soft Brexit Ruth Davidson is no social conservative

In the aftermath of the car crash election the Conservative Party has a choice. It can take the opportunity of recreating itself as a conservative party or, as is more likely, it can choose to carry on as usual. Tories have to ask themselves why they lost. They got most votes but emerged in the […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: The PC obsession with ‘hate crime’ is the least of our problems

Police Scotland, the new nationwide super-police service covering the whole nation, came into being in 2013 when the previous eight regional police authorities were amalgamated. Since then Police Scotland has gained an embarrassing reputation for inefficiency and authority overreach. The reputation of Police Scotland is unlikely to be enhanced by its response to the latest […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Time to restore the distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor

Poverty statistics are notoriously subjective:  the more rich people who come to live in the UK the higher our levels of poverty. Go figure. Nevertheless poverty does exist in the UK; not only material poverty but poverty of aspiration and moral poverty. Paradoxically, the only method proposed to rectifying these ills is not to enact policies that encourage the […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Corbyn doesn’t realise Islamic fanatics don’t need a reason to hate us

Only days after the Manchester atrocity, Jeremy Corbyn has re-entered campaign mode by suggesting that the West is, at least in part, responsible for barbaric acts such as a ‘soldier of the Caliphate’ slaughtering children. Long time peace campaigner, opponent of anti-terrorism measures, professed ‘friend’ of Hamas and Hezbollah, and former chairman of the Stop the War coalition, […]

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Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: Islamist terrorists are evil losers – Trump is right

Donald Trump is under attack again. There is nothing new in this. If Trump were to cure cancer there would be headlines ‘Trump throws gravediggers out of work’. His offence this time is following the latest Islamic atrocity in Manchester, he called Islamic terrorists evil losers. This statement has caused howls of protest. The elites […]

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