Tony Leon Columnist

Extract

The recent Easter weekend coincided with the intensification of campaigning for the upcoming general elections.

The double advantage of a large audience and the ennoblement of the speakers with the blessings of a higher authority created a magnet for politicians to harangue congregations across the country.

There were no reports of any of the political preachers offering what I judge to be the singular biblical verse that sums up the parlous and penurious state of our national coffers and our dismal growth prospects.

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