Updated again Monday morning
Ruth Gledhill reports in The Times about an article to be published on Saturday by Rowan Williams.
Her blog entry: Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Stop humiliating our MPs.’
Her preview article, with video: Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams: humiliation of MPs must stop
Here is the article itself: Enough humiliation. We must move on by Rowan Williams.
The Independent has a leader agreeing with the archbishop, The pursuit of MPs is becoming a witch-hunt.
The Telegraph has an article headlined MPs’ expenses: politicians and church leaders defend Telegraph’s investigation which reports the opinions others, including Lord Carey and the Bishop of Rochester, and opening with:
There was strong opposition to a call from Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, for an end to the “systematic humiliation” of MPs, which he claimed was undermining democracy…
Ekklesia has published Poll challenges Archbishop’s idea that expenses scandal is bad for democracy and You’re missing the point, archbishop told over scandal-hit MPs. And also Public backs independent candidates to challenge failing system.
Update Monday morning
George Pitcher has some interesting comments about all this, in the Telegraph. See MPs’ expenses: Things the Archbishops never told us.
…unbeknown to either of us, as we were talking a column by his successor to the See of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, was being put to bed by The Times, along with the headline: “Archbishop appeals for end to MPs’ humiliation”.
When I relayed the headline to Lord Carey later, he said he was “surprised that Rowan is taking this approach”. So, presumably, was Dr Williams. Because actually he had said nothing of the sort.