Friday, June 10, 2011

Sir Peter Bottomley's EDM on the Archbishop of Canterbury

Commons Early Day Motion 1888

That this House, having noted with interest the articles by Dr Rowan Williams as guest editor of New Statesman 13 June 2011 on the values of faith-based rather than faith-exclusive big society activity in the arena of international aid and the consolidation of civil society institutions and in the consideration of policy at home `that is not about the poor as objects of kindness but about the nature of sustainable community, seeing it as one in which what circulates - like the flow of blood - is the mutual creation of capacity, building the ability of the other person or group to become, in turn, a giver of life and responsibility', recommends that the media, politicians and the public give attention to the Archbishop's lectures, sermons and books.

Sir Peter Bottomley MP.

Thank God someone on the Conservative benches gets it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


10 June 2011 at 14:24  
Anonymous Matthew Ling said...

Is there a fullstop drought? However, well said sir (and YG, and the other YG).

10 June 2011 at 15:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not a left verses right argument, both left and right played the Globalist game.

Its a Globalists verses nature argument and nature will win.

Globalist is in terminal meltdown, localist works, localist is community building and energy saving, localist accords best with nature as it is self sustaining.

Local is how we used to live and so is culture preserving, globalists have had their feast, the feast is unsustainable.

10 June 2011 at 16:02  
Blogger Mr Dodo said...

".... is not about the poor as objects of kindness but about the nature of sustainable community..."

Yes, but what about the concept of 'social justice' where the 'poor' (both 'ptochos' and 'penes') are able to share in the wealth of the country and the widening division between them and the rich is narrowed?

10 June 2011 at 16:41  
Blogger Lay Anglicana said...

I support ++Rowan's right to speak out on public affairs, and I support Sir Peter's EDM.
However, I wonder whether the Archbishop would do well to emulate the three-fold role of the monarch: he is already advising and warning, but the recipients of his advice might also welcome some encouragement.

10 June 2011 at 17:06  
Blogger AncientBriton said...

It is a pity Sir Peter Bottomley was unable to show such clarity of thought when he dumped traditionalist Anglicans in no man's land choosing political correctness above the faith of those who in conscience did not accept the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate.

10 June 2011 at 17:28  
Blogger The Church Mouse said...

24 hours on and the EDM has only one signature - that of the author. Mouse suspects this will not have a major impact on British politics.

10 June 2011 at 19:47  
Blogger Bryan Dunleavy said...

Sir Peter's motion may be understood by a few, but not the multitude. Most will observe that the C of E has now been transformed from "The Tory Party at prayer" to 'the Labour Party at prayer."

10 June 2011 at 19:49  
Blogger The Church Mouse said...

Mouse also notes that Sir Peter Bottomley has signed 978 EDMs in the past year. This is a titanic waste of his time and of public money (yes they actually cost money).

10 June 2011 at 19:51  
Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

AND how much has this obscurantistic EDM cost the taxpayer ?

And how may Vicars could be employed if we made that UNelected archBishopic were made redundant as an efficiency saving?

10 June 2011 at 23:04  
Anonymous Old Blue Eyes said...

I'm not surprised no other MP has signed this EDM. They all probably do not know what the hell he is on about. I know I don't

10 June 2011 at 23:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace, I've met Peter B only once and that was 12 years ago, but from what I gathered he was a very kind and gentle man, his wife is of course an aquired tatste, but nonethless a nice lady, whatever you think of his/her politics. I hope that his motion gets more support, but I think that as the mouse said it will not go beyond its author.

PS- Is bread in the bone enjoying this apparent "gay chatroom"???

10 June 2011 at 23:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M'Lord, I waited up all night just to hear from you, bottoms up, what, what!

11 June 2011 at 01:06  
Anonymous PJ said...

Bred in the bone, the Globalists seem to be having a tough time in Bilderberg this year...

11 June 2011 at 13:02  
Blogger radicalj said...


12 June 2011 at 08:10  

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