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The beam in his own eye ...

The entertainer Rowan Atkinson recently claimed that many English vicars were "smug, arrogant and conceited". Some may be just that, but the vast majority of the vicars of my acquaintance are not.

The clergy have reacted with Christian charity by turning the other cheek. However, Rowan Atkinson might reflect that many 'showbiz' personalities are among the most arrogant, smug and conceited people on earth. One thinks here of kettles, of pots and of the colour black.

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