November 20th, 2012


A Modest Proposal

If the CofE wants to foul its own nest, that's its business. I think the vote tonight was disgusting, but then I disagree with them on many subjects. However, I see no reason at all why lawmakers in an effectively secular body such as Parliament should be chosen from a group that is closed to one sex.

Now obviously I'd like full disestablishment and an elected upper chamber, but even if that's going to take while, can't we at least prevent bishops from voting in the House of Lords until they're chosen on a basis that doesn't flout the principles of sex discrimination?