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With regard to the ending of male precedence in the monarchy - Mr. Cameron is being very Scandinavian and not at all, as with so many other issues, Conservative.

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 1:40pm GMT

You really ought to make the monarchy dependent on the female line - all your greatest monarchs (the Blessed Martyr aside) have been women.

Posted by Bill Dilworth at Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 5:42pm GMT

I know it is often said that if the Church of England didn't exist it would not be necessary to invent it but Giles Fraser goes too far when he writes that, following, the vote, an historical watershed has been reached "where the church is no longer any use to the state. Indeed it has become a liability" (talk about biting the hand that feeds you!). This is almost as regrettable as the Diocesan Bishop who called the CofE "a national embarrassment" prior to treating his women vicars to a champagne breakfast in his cathedral church.
So - if Giles Fraser is seeking a "divorce" between Church and State - what pray, does he suggest we replace the Established Church with? As far as I can see the best and most obvious replacement would be the Roman Catholic Church and they don't even have women priests - let alone women bishops!

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 5:53pm GMT

Characteristically confused piece from Giles Fraser. Almost incredible that this man ever taught philosophy in Oxford.

Posted by john at Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 9:12pm GMT
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