Friday, March 16, 2012

Bye bye Rowan

Its s shame Rowan Williams is standing down in December - he really should go much faster than that.

But I dread to think of who David Cameron will choose - given his plans to abolish the Act of Settlement and marriage.


Edward Spalton said...

The choice will, in fact, now be made solely by the Crown Appointments Committee of the General Synod of the Church of England.

It used to be that this committee presented the Prime Minister with two candidates - their first and second choices. The Prime Minister could select either.

In practice this meant that they chose an utter impossibility and the candidate they wanted.

It was one of Gordon Brown's reforms to end this practice. So the Prime Minister will simply advise the Queen to accept the candidate chosen by this committee. In its way, this is much the same as the Queen does.

Man in a Shed said...

Thanks for that Edward - and I'm greatly relieved.