“beguiled by money” and “morally corrupt”

Interestingly the BBC report on the response from MPs to the Church of England Bishops’ criticisms of the UK government over family breakdown, debt and poverty brings to light the role of the Second Church Estates Commissioner, and Labour MP for Middlesborough, Sir Stuart Bell, who called the bishops’ claims “nonsense” – “The Church of England should be a unifying force, since all sectors of the community will be affected by the economic downturn and must come through this together. The imbalanced bishops’ criticisms do not help to achieve this.” According to Sir Stuart Bell’s own website, his appointed role “entails representing the Church of England in the House of Commons”. Which is fine, obviously.. [So much for a secular society – Ed]. Not that the current government’s ethics haven’t been called into question before..