Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jim Perrin sends his blessings

In his latest Country Diary, see The Guardian, 31/12/2016, Jim Perrin ended with a personal message of ‘my blessings’ to Brendon Cox, bereaved husband of Jo — the young politician most viciously murdered — and to their children. But: really is the Country Diary an appropriate stage for Jim Perrin to be giving out ‘[his] blessings’? And was he taking too much upon himself to have written in that way and in a ‘diary’ which by definition is devoted to ‘countryside’ matters?

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