Climbing on the bandwagon – the Vicar of Bray is riding for a fall


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Too many in the higher echelons of social care unquestioningly accept each bold new initiative that comes along, says JOHN BURTON

And this is law, I will maintain, Until my dying day, Sir, That whatsoever King may reign, I’ll still be the Vicar of Bray, sir!

When I was a little boy, we used to sing this song at school. It had a rousing tune which implied that the Vicar of Bray was a man to be admired, but later I learned that, far from heroic, he was a time-serving lick-spittle – a trimmer – who ditched his beliefs to keep on the right side of all the religious and political changes of the 16th century.


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