Sir Ed's Gravy

As election fever begins to grip Britain (by which I mean newspapers editors and some social media feeds), Labour is set to regain the reins of power it handed over fourteen years ago. The Liberal Democrat Party has also been enjoying some additional support: those disappointed by Brexit find a happy home with Team Yellow. As always, it can blame the current government for everything knowing that, as a small opposition party, it was not responsible for any of it. Unfortunately for Sir Ed Davey, the party leader, that is no longer true. Davey served as Post Office minister between 2010 and 2012 during the Con-Lib coalition, which meant he was in charge for some of the time that postmasters were victims of a terrible injustice by the catastrophic Horizon IT system. Andrew Pearce, for the Daily Mail, also reveals that Sir Ed later enjoyed a consultancy role with the law firm which represented the Post Office some years afterwards. The usual Lib Dem tactic of remonstrating that ‘it’s not our fault, Guv’, will not work. Just as Sir Keir Starmer regularly has to defend his record as Crown Prosecutor, and Mr Sunak is held responsible for everything that happened while he was PM and in Cabinet, this all proves that politicians’ records come back to bite them.

Few of us will face the electorate or have reporters pore over our pasts, social media feeds or go rifling through our rubbish bins. But the great God, before whom all hearts are opened, will surely judge the living and the dead. The evidence is amassing and is being carefully catalogued; the prosecution’s file gets bigger by the hour, and the idictments are redrafted to include the day's additional offences. Thank God that I have an Advocate, as does every Christian the world over; One who spent His life saving the guilty from the punishments they deserve. He is Jesus, the Saviour of His people. 

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:12

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