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Friday, 11 July 2014

About the Attorney General: Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve is the Attorney General in the UK.

Despite his known Church of England associations he was educated in Roman Catholic revivalist Church of England. You couldn't make these things up. He went to Magdelen College in Oxford and The Royal College of St. Peter in Westminster which originally was Roman Catholic then taken over by the Church of England. But it still maintains some of its Roman Catholic traditions.

About Magdelen College:

On Sundays, a Sung Eucharist is offered in the morning at 11am and Compline (Night Prayer) and Benediction is sung congregationally to plainsong at 9pm.[7] Mass is also sung on major holy days.

About Westminster School:

The school was expressly exempted by the Act of Uniformity to allow it to continue saying Latin prayers despite the Reformation. Every Wednesday there is an assembly Up School known as Latin Prayers, which opens with the Headmaster leading all members of the school in chanting prayers in Latin, followed by notices in English. The School's unique pronunciation of formal Latin is known as 'Westminster Latin', and descends from medieval English scholastic pronunciation: Queen Elizabeth I, who spoke fluent Latin, commanded that Latin was not to be said "in the monkish fashion", a significant warning upon loyalties between Church and State.

What is Dominic Grieve? Church of England or Roman Catholic? Or a Roman Catholic pretending to be Church of England? His name, Dominic is a Roman Catholic name. Maybe he is Jesuit in high places.

From Wikipedia:

Dominic is a name common among Roman Catholics and other Latin-Roman based cultures. Originally from the late Roman-Italic name "Dominicus" its translation means "Of Our Lord", "Lordly", "Belonging to God" or "of the Master".

Here is a bit about him from Christian Conservatives (an oxymoron).

The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP

Patron

Dominic Grieve was first elected as MP for Beaconsfield in 1997. He had previously fought the seat of Lambeth Norwood in 1997 and was a Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1982–1986. Dominic was educated at Westminster school and Magdalen College Oxford where he took a degree in Modern History. He was called to the Bar in 1980 and practiced as a Barrister before entering Parliament. Since his election in 1997 Dominic has played a key role in the formulation of Home Affairs and Justice policies. He spearheaded the Party’s efforts on the erosion of Civil Liberties and, as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, led work on a possible Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act. He was at the forefront of Labour’s first defeat in the House of Commons over 90 day detention without charge. In May 2010 Dominic was appointed Attorney General. In his spare time Dominic is a deputy Church warden and enjoys mountain climbing, ski-ing, travel, fell-walking, scuba diving, architecture and art. He is married to Caroline who is a Barrister and they have two teenage boys: James and Hugo.

Voting Record:

His voting record is available at http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Dominic_Grieve.

For an attorney General his support of human rights is appallingly low but often contradictory:

41% Homosexuality - Equal rights

67% Human Rights and Equality

88% Same Sex Marriage - for

22% Stronger Military Covenant

99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion

92% Iraq Investigation - Necessary

42% Right to strike

100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty

As we see he can hardly be called as a Champion of Human Rights by his own voting record. He would reduce our rights to go on strike, vote in favour of war but not commit himself to supporting the "troops" and flip flops on issues. His score of a below average of 67% in favour of human rights is not what we would expect to find for an Attorney General. At least 80% or above.

Since when do Christians vote for war?

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