Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ukip resignation mirrors reality in other organisations

From today's Guardian:

Diane James has quit as Ukip leader after just 18 days in the job, saying she had enjoyed the support of members but not party colleagues.
In a sign of the turmoil that has engulfed Ukip since her predecessor Nigel Farage resigned, she said: “It has become clear I do not have sufficient authority, nor the full support of MEP colleagues and party officers to implement the changes I believe are necessary and upon which I based my campaign.”
Citing both personal and professional reasons for quitting, she also said she would continue as MEP for South East England.
She tweeted the statement along with a message of thanks to all supporters who attended her leadership speeches over the summer.
One may not support Ukip but the reality/phenomenon of not enjoying the support of party colleagues is not exclusive to Ukip.
It's a reality that becomes ever more clear right across society, maybe especially so within the churches, dioceses and religious congregations. But never a word within the dioceses or congregations. It is a taboo subject. Under no circumstances can the matter be discussed.
The anger, the hatred, the disdain makes itself ever more evident. But the subject must never be discussed.
The jealousy too.
All shocking and sad. The damage that's done, the pain people suffer. But no one dare say a word. It is a tyranny and certainly great bullying.

And then 'preaching the Good News' and talking about 'truth'. If it weren't so sad and painful it would be funny.
But it's the work and lives of the good women and men that keep the flags flying and they always outnumber the nonsense and deceit.

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