Has the FT developed an interest in religious affairs? On Friday (11/3/2016), they reported on two matters. First was the revelation that to become a saint, you need strong financial backing. Apparently the Pope is cracking down on financial abuses in the sainthood business. It can cost as much as £750,000 to get a person promoted to sainthood and paying more speeds up the process.
Second was their reporting of Archbishop Justin Welby’s views on Brexit as published in the parliamentary magazine “The House”. He overtly backed neither side in the debate it seems although he indicated that those who wished the UK to depart should “set out what Britain would look like having left” but he also said it was reasonable for people to fear mass immigration.
On the subject of Brexit, the Editor of ShareSoc’s Informer Newsletter has received the following letter:
To all editors of national news media
I recognise your sympathies regarding the issue of Brexit. One editorial on the subject would have sufficed to give me your views. But multiple ones are not necessary.
Likewise I recognise that articles reporting on the Brexit debate may be of interest to your readers, but do you really have to be so selective about whose views you cover? As a reader of the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and several other publications where I see a definite bias in which “news” is reported in their pages, I am not fooled by this partisan reporting.
So please put both sides of the argument. Give us the facts about the benefits, or otherwise, of Brexit – such few as there are available. But a little more neutrality in your publication would not be amiss.
From someone undecided.