Posts Tagged “church of england”

++BREAKING: Antidisestablishmentarian Times and Telegraph reveal new danger posed by 150 year-old Liberal pledge for separation of Church and State

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2014

Is there no actual news happening today? Sounds a stupid question. I mean, the US has accused Russia of deliberately destabilising Ukraine, affordability tests for new mortgages are going to be toughened, and the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has vetoed big bonuses for staff. All important, interesting stories. Then I looked at today’s Times […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #43: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. (Our Villain is David Cameron.)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Reason: for wanting to inject more competition into the short-term lender market Short-term lenders, often known as payday loans companies — and exemplified by Wonga — have […]

Women bishops in the CofE: what Lib Dem members think

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 84% think the CofE should allow women to be come bishops In November the Church of […]

LDV readers say: yes to Church of England disestablishment

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2009

The last poll of 2008 here on LDV was a bit of a throwback for us liberals, with the question of church disestablishment rearing its head amid reports that Labour is considering reforming the 1701 Act of Settlement barring Catholics (…)

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NEW POLL: time to disestablish the Church of England?

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2008

140 years after Gladstone helped reunite the Liberal Party around the issue of disestablishing the Anglican Church of Ireland, the issue of the link between Church and State has once again reared its head. The Telegraph yesterday reported that the (…)

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