My immediate reaction was a resigned shrug. It was only a matter of time before the ConDems decided that this was something else that the country couldn’t afford, along with the free hospital parking for the sick, new schools for the kids, meals on wheels for the elderly and other frivolous public spending.
I could quite picture Dave Cameron in the Alan Rickman Sheriff of Nottingham role, although I suppose he’s more of a perverted Robin Hood, talking little old ladies out of their pensions so he can give their pennies to those nice banker friends of his for safe-keeping.
But I digress. It wasn’t the ConDems that the Pope was worried about, but us atheists. He seems to think that we want to do away with Christmas. How wrong could he be?
Christmas is the most sacred celebration in the secular calendar, a time of conspicuous consumption and over indulgence. There’d be a revolution if anyone tried cancelling it.
The last thing we need is people like the Pope trying to spoil things by dragging religion into it.