- Jan 20, 2016
- Reaction score
- Y Cae Ras
C of E may refuse to work with government in pandemic after PM ‘breaks trust of nation’
Church of England bishops have fired a volley of unprecedented criticism at Boris Johnson over his defence of actions taken by his chief aide, Dominic Cummings. One suggested the church could decline to work with the government during the coronavirus crisis “unless we see clear repentance, including the sacking of Cummings”.
More than a dozen bishops questioned the integrity of the prime minister following his press conference on Sunday, in which he refused to acknowledge that Cummings had breached lockdown rules when he travelled with his infected wife and their child to Durham.
The bishops said Johnson’s defence was “risible”, that he had “no respect for the people”, “lacked integrity”, and risked undermining the trust of the public. Pete Broadbent, the bishop of Willesden, tweeted: “Johnson has now gone the full Trump.”
C of E Bishops are generally a supine establishment group of individuals who rarely challenge the government of the day. So this is pretty unprecedented.
Yes, once again conservatives elites show that they are above the laws that we live by. As a decent and respectable socialist I cannot believe that these corrupt fucks are behaving like this.
The government has a large majority and a few years to run but it has lost any authority and even tories are incensed by this high handed behaviour
The response to the lockdown has been very good and there are heart wrenching stories of people dying alone and then being buried without family present. They are not impressed by this elitest ,above the law behaviour.
I think this creatures sacking is inevitable despite the wagons being circled around him. I will be sorry to see him go because his presence is a living, breathing example of conservative corruption.