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Peter Mill
by Peter Mill


It’s been another week of last-ditch talks, bitter recriminations, heated protests and acrimonious falling outs. And once again, the British government was blamed for failing to come up with an acceptable deal.

More Brexit woes? No. I’m talking about that other European crisis, the liquidation of Thomas Cook.

Just as the final flights of Operation Matterhorn brought home the last of the 150,000 stranded passengers, out of the blue came a rescue for the 2,500 redundant staff.

Sunderland based Hays Travel pledged to save all 555 Thomas Cook shops and give the staff their jobs back. And so, in one fell swoop, tears of sadness turned to tears of joy – a heartwarming good news story.

An old English word for good news is gospel, but nowadays that word is associated with a particular kind of good news. Out of the blue, a man called Jesus entered the world with an offer to save much more than shops and jobs, nothing less than the lives of every man, woman and child who ever have and ever will live.

I sincerely hope John Hays keeps his word, just like Jesus did.

All the very best,
Peter Mill

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