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Lib Link: Paul Tyler on establishment of the church

York Minster by Paul WalterOur own Stephen Tall broke the story last Slownewsday that disestablishment of the Church of England is a longer-term project than the Times and Telegraph might have realised.

Now Paul Tyler in Lords of the Blog, addresses the reasons for the historical presence of Bishops in the House of Lords as ‘Money, not Morals’.

I am a practising Anglican (trying to improve) but I have been firmly committed to disestablishment for over 50 years, for the sake of both church and state. The muddled

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Women bishops in the CofE: what Lib Dem members think

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.

84% think the CofE should allow women to be come bishops

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In November the Church of England’s Synod failed to pass a vote that would have allowed women to become bishops. Do you think the Church of England should or should not allow women to become bishops?

    84% – Should allow

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  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 29th Jan - 10:04am
    Or we could just call him William Wallace, and stop pandering to this hierarchical nonsense. Unfortunately calling him "Lord William Wallace" makes sense because that...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 29th Jan - 9:57am
    DPR is a fundamentally wrong-headed solution, for reasons that have been exhaustively discussed before on this site. In a nutshell: *Not all votes are party-based...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 29th Jan - 9:56am
    Honestly, are we really so parochial that accents actually matter that much? One of the people in all 3 broadcasts with an English accent lives...
  • User AvatarLibCync 29th Jan - 9:48am
    Agree with a couple of points above. What is with the 45 seconds of nothing to start with? I would have already switched over! Who...
  • User AvatarJane Ann Liston 29th Jan - 9:40am
    Can we possibly get his title right? If he were Lord William Wallace he wouldn't be a peer, as the use of the Christian name...
  • User AvatarStephen Johnson 29th Jan - 9:37am
    Adrian, thanks for your comments. I think your basic premise that we have to put forward an easy pathway to PR, one that can be...