Will you be having ‘soup’ for starters?

Sorry, I just could not resist it. Gary‘s picked up what is no doubt a well intentioned, but unfortunately named Presbyterian Youth conference. Spud is an attempt by the Presbyterian church in Ireland to reach out and give its young people a say in Church affairs, which is just the kind of good stuff you’d expect from Ireland’s original democrats… Until you come to the poster, and the strapline they’ve chosen… “The Famine is over”… We’re pretty sure we know what they meant… but others of a less charitable mien might just chose to construe it differently

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