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The protesters and St Paul's Cathedral: yet more comment

Independent Matt Thomas, Brian Brady We are paid too much, bankers confess in St Paul’s survey

Mail Jonathan Petre and Lawrie Holmes St Paul’s Cathedral funded by 80 wealthy City asset-strippers

Yorkshire Post John Sentamu Our unequal, unjust society… the richest are getting richer and the poorest lose all hope

Telegraph Ken Costa St Paul’s initiative: ‘It’s time for radical change’

Joan Bakewell My verdict on the St Paul’s protest

Observer Yvonne Roberts Is capitalism broken… and what is the world going to do to fix it?

Guardian Richard Coles St Paul’s, the church’s reality check

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A very well-enunciated article from Richard Coles in the Guardian C.i.F. His reference to Richard Hooker has some relevance to the present stand-off between, in this case, St.Paul’s and The City Financiers. I’m glad Richard wore his collar when he visited both the Protesters and the Financiers. He would at least be seen as some sort of bridge between the two sides. The Church needs to do a lot more with its perceived entree into the City of London Finance sector. We in New Zealand have learnt that our Banks here (mostly Australian owned) made almost 3 billion dollars profit… Read more »

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Father Ron wrote “I’m glad Richard wore his collar when he visited both the Protesters and the Financiers. He would at least be seen as some sort of bridge between the two sides.” I am sorry but I don’t understand this. Why should the church, or individuals within the church, be seen as some sort of “bridge” between the two sides, self appointed intermediaries or facilitators? I think this is quite patronising, as if the protesters in the camp are unable to make their own views heard quite clearly. After the mess that the St Paul’s staff made of the… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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” I think this is quite patronising, as if the protesters in the camp are unable to make their own views heard quite clearly.” – Simon Dawson – I can see, Simon, I could not have made my point very clearly in my posting, above. What I was trying to say – but obviously not very well from your point of view – was that obviously, the Protesters identified with St.Paul’s as the place where they might find empathy with their cause. Although Canon Giles Fraser averted the initial police action against them, this failed when St.Paul’s Dean, for his… Read more »