Certain things in Sir Richard’s statement struck me – he warned against a spiritual "vacuum" in the UK that he believes is posing a threat to a society no longer bound together by the Christian religion, and complained that the treatment of wounded soldiers in NHS hospitals breaks the unwritten "covenant" between the nation and its armed forces.
Sir Richard added, "It is said that we live in a post-Christian society. I think that is a great shame. The broader Judaic-Christian tradition has underpinned British society. It underpins the British Army."
This is very much what Minette Marrin has been writing about and which this blog strongly endorses.
Unfortunately, certain of my fellow bloggers, of humanistic, leftist and atheistic leanings might not pick up on these words as central to the issue and might concentrate on the 'attack on Blair angle'; I have read many of their solutions for society’s ills and though I respect these men and women as people, yet Sir Richard’s take is closer than anything else I’ve read of late.