A big warm BRISTOLIAN welcome to Vivienne “Basterd” Faull, former Dean of York Cathedral, who has been appointed BISHOP OF BRISTOL. This will be a big deal for local diversity enthusiasts who will point out that Vivienne is the first woman appointed to the role and will then demand that us plebs wet our pants with vibrant joy at this latest exciting victory for equality.

But how diverse is Ms Faull? Educated at exclusive THE QUEEN’S SCHOOL, Chester, an all-girls independent day school, she then went on to further study at the exclusive ST HILDA’S COLLEGE, Oxford. So there’s a good chance that Ms Faull is even more of a snooty elitist than her tosspot predecessor, Edward Colston cheerleader, Mike “THE MERCENARY” Hill.

Hill, at least, managed to attend a state grammar school before poncing off to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to become an ESTABLISHMENT LACKEY and mouthpiece for the wealthiest men in Bristol. Who will ever forget his noisy public support for slave trader Edward Colston from the pulpit of Bristol Cathedral?

Attention will now, no doubt, turn to Ms Faull’s attitude to Colston and his wealthy supporters club, the SOCIETY OF MERCHANT VENTURERS here in Bristol. Like her predecessor, will she front PRIVATE services generously funded by the Venturers at our local cathedral to celebrate Colston for schoolchildren?

Or will she opt for a different and more inclusive approach in her effort at moral leadership in the city? Don’t hold your breath.

5 thoughts on “BISHOP OR PAWN?

  1. SpeculativeType

    So anyone that goes to Oxbridge is somehow an elitist? Or secretly hates the poor? I don’t quite see the point of the uni bashing. What’s up, couldn’t get in?

    1. The Bristol Blogger

      The elite’s hatred of the poor is no secret, Ultra-privileged Vivienne will be no different.

  2. TM

    It is notable that “diversity” is nowadays interpreted in terms of some form of “identity” that never includes class. This is one of the reasons that social mobility has run into the buffers in recent years.

  3. TM

    Was I pissed when I wrote that? I don’t even remember doing it. What I probably meant is that ‘identity’ when combined with class loyalty poses the opportunity for challenging the ruling class in a way that will perhaps increase wages, freedom, leisure, education – a decent and satisfying life, in essence. I don’t even know what ‘social mobility’ is but I suspect it is a neo-liberal opportunity to compete with each other in cutting our own throats.


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