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'Feeble country' jibe sparks row

'Feeble country' jibe sparks row

MPs are demanding an apology over remarks made by the outspoken historian Dr David Starkey.



Dr Starkey described Scotland as a "feeble little country" and said Robert Burns was a "deeply boring provincial poet."



He made the comments on the BBC's Question Time programme after he was asked if he supported a public holiday for St George's Day.



Dr Starkey has refused to apologise and says he stands by his comments.



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Added by Roospy on April 26, 2009 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Religion costing National Health Service in the UK £40 million per year

Church should fund NHS chaplains

Religious groups should fund their own presence in UK hospitals and save the NHS some £40m per year, the National Secular Society (NSS) suggests.



The organisation of non-believers says such money would be better spent on "much needed" nurses or cleaners.



The NSS claims even organ players in hospital chapels are on NHS payrolls.



NHS guidance notes all patients have a right to religious observance and that trusts should… Continue

Added by Roospy on April 9, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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