His current issues: Islamophobia in the Tory party and government. A whip told a minister that her loss of role was due to others in government that were 'uncomfortable' by her faith. Nusrat Ghani did speak to Boris Johnson at the time, but he told her he couldn't be involved and that she should take… Continue reading I think I’m going to the bookies to see what odds they’re giving on Boris surviving the week!
What happens when a bank's management falls under the spell of a charismatic, ruthless man. Fred Goodwin, a vicious bully, made RBS the biggest bank in the world (briefly) was allowed to do as he pleased. Without boundaries, Goodwin overreached RBS' capacity and almost destroyed the UK economy in his downfall. Exceptions made for bullies… Continue reading What happens when managements fall for charisma
A BBC journalist once told me that Boris Johnson was the most charismatic person they'd EVER met! Going back to basics charismata\ kə-ˈriz-mə-tə ; ˌker-iz-ˈmä-tə , ˌka-riz- \ or charisms from which the word comes from. Definition of charism : an extraordinary power (as of healing) given a Christian by the Holy Spirit for the good of the church What is charisma in politics? 1… Continue reading Charisma: the most dangerous ‘attribute.’
In the interests of balance, let's look at a politician whose politics I'd support but whose behaviour demanded quite rightly his resignation. Governor Andrew Cuomo He got same sex-marriage for New York State Equal pay Gun control He made his 3rd term election about not being Donald Trump - ironic -they have a lot more… Continue reading The problem with charisma!
What does the resignation of the Bishop of Winchester, Dr. Tim Dakin (alleged bully), tell us about the current Church of England's attitude to bullying? Bishop Dakin resigned after the unprecedented no-confidence motion was tabled by clergy and worshippers, "We do not have confidence in the diocesan bishop to set this culture or to lead… Continue reading Church of England’s safeguarding is not safe.
Anglican Mainstream Bullying, Lack of Pastoral Experience appears to undo a Bishop's Episcopacy Bullying, Lack of Pastoral Experience appears to undo a Bishop's EpiscopacyWinchester Bishop Tim Dakin faces ecclesiastical storm over handling of his diocese and is 'invited' to step back. Questions arise if he was ever validly ordained. By David W. Virtue, DDwww.virtueonline.orgMay 30,… Continue reading Let’s look at the case, of one ‘bully’ in the Church of England
Religiously bullying So far, I've looked at bullying in Film & TV, charity, politics, and sport. Unfortunately, bullying can happen within any industry; however, organisations that increase status are a magnet for bullies & harassers. When considering bullying & harassment within faith organisations, it's important to understand that all sorts of dubious characters can target… Continue reading Bullying in faith organisations: not everyone who is religious is automatically a good person!
I hope all police officers now understand that unacceptable behaviours can no longer be hidden. If you cannot treat everyone with respect you cannot be a police officer. With one exception all of the following officers were either sacked or told they would have been sacked had they not resigned. PC Deniz Jaffer and PC Jamie… Continue reading I hope 2021 is a watershed year for our police forces
Just to take a break from what is wrong let’s look at someone who gets it right: Dolly Parton writer of the most successful love song of all time, “I will always love you” (she sings as well!) In the clip below she deals with a very patronising Barbara Walters with grace rather than with… Continue reading Dolly outclasses Barbara Walters
Both are highly competitive though that's no excuse. To rise within either gains status, power and opportunities to continue the abusive behaviours practiced from school onwards. Let's look at the most recent high-profile case. BBC 2020 "Priti Patel: Bullying inquiry head quits as PM backs home secretary Patel "unreservedly" apologises over bullying claims Boris Johnson's… Continue reading What does politics & sport have in common?