Comments: CofE bishops write to Prime Minister on refugee crisis - update

Gotta admit, I take a small measure of schadenfreude from seeing bishops who fancy themselves masters of realpolitik schooled by a true master of that dark art.

Once they've recovered from the humiliation of Cameron's tongue-lashing, perhaps the English bishops will consider their words more carefully next time. Piety and politics make ill bedfellows.

Posted by James Byron at Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at 4:27pm BST

"The humiliation of Cameron's tongue-lashing"? Ooh, I expect they didn't sleep a wink after that!

If piety doesn't change the way you see the world and encourages you to become an active participant in the politics of it all, it's not doing its job.

And Bishops are members of the House of Lords, they have a professional obligation to get involved in politics.

Posted by Erika Baker at Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 9:56am BST

The current Prime Minister seems to be increasingly opting for a Devil-may-care attitude now that he no longer has to lead the Tories into another General Election. This was made manifest at yesterday's PMQs with his support for further relaxation of Sunday Shopping restrictions.

Let us hope that the bishops turn up in force in the Lords on Monday to oppose the Chancellor's latest Tax proposals which, if they go ahead next April, will cause much dismay and hardship to the poorest in our society.

Posted by Father David at Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 12:46pm BST
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