The Sins of The Reverend Sir Philip Watts
Update by John Donovan: Last week we revealed the latest incarnation of the disgraced reserves fraudster Sir Philip Watts, formally an arms supplier and human rights abuser in Nigeria, a spaceman and a notorious Group Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Group. Sir Phil has now turned to religion in a big way. Unfortunately the past penchant for cover-up associated with Sir Philip continues even in his new guise. One of the articles cited as proof of his conversion to the path of righteousness has been speedily removed from the Waltham St Lawrence & Shurlock Row Parish Website. This is the only trace which remains and if past form is any guide, it too will quickly vanish, like Shell oil and gas reserves. This time I have retained a copy. Perhaps Sir Philip will include a reference to the unmasking of his past sins in his next sermon? Confession is said to be good for the soul.
The photo (left) shows Sir Phil conducting a burial service. Would you like this unlikely priest to be praying for your resurrection? Seems to have his money belts concealed under his robes?