...for almost three centuries we in Britain have regarded ideas as being like rabies. They are a continental plague and a threat to our traditions. At all costs they must be prevented from crossing the Channel. They must be ridiculed as trendy and relativistic until the blessed day arrives when they can be safely dismissed as out of date. Above all, it is the duty of our educational institutions to carry out a mass vaccination programme, to inoculate the rising generations against the disease. ...
And politics has got to be about more than managing the economy and training people to be technicians in the daytime and couch potatoes
Don Cupitt, Face to Faith in the Guardian on Saturday.