How low can Labour sink? A group of Bishops have criticised the government's economic policy in a series of articles for the Sunday Telegraph. Some people have commented that the clergy should not get involved in politics. Well I disagree. When government policy can be clearly seen as immoral, i.e telling people who are already in serious debt to go out and spend, spend, spend, then they have a duty to speak up. It is the Church's primary job to provide moral guidance.
Of course the government don't like being criticised. So what has one of its senior members said in response to the Bishops?:
John McFall, a senior Labour MP and the chairman of the Commons Treasury committee, said: "I don't know if at the bishops' palaces there has been too much mulled wine passed around over the past few days."
Nice. I suppose the next thing we can expect is a vicarage to be raided by the anti-terror police.