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flying goose's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by flying goose

I don't think Richard is a firebrand, I heard him being described the other day as quite gentle. Perhaps his firebrand image comes from the fact he won't hide what he thinks or feels. Given some of the stupid views of those he has interviewed (and I, a cleric, have been shouting at the television.) I should imagine it might be quite difficult to stay patient, which Richard always does. He does call spade a spade, but that is honesty, not militancy.
Some people get offended for England, and whilst they exist, some will continue to call Richard militant, strident, etc. If he wants to take offence that, that is his right. Perhaps we need to stop being offended by it and focus on the issues.

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:07:00 UTC | #276538