Are we reading Giles Fraser wrong?

Here’s the man himself talking about his reasons for resigning.

Was it actually just one man sticking to his principles, or is it a case of there being more to it? When he talks about “extraordinary, grown-up and respectful conversations”, is he being totally transparent or choosing his words carefully?

Discuss!

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  • Jill

    So he didn’t actually tell the police to go away and leave the protestors alone, then? Hmmm …

    He likes to claim the moral high ground by implying that certain others are not standing up for the right to peacefully protest, and are prepared to use violence. This is a disgraceful slur.

  • David

    Any idea why RtRev Knowles had to resign too? It seems disproportionate to the (un)importance of a few rent-a-crowd political activists who are hoping to bring down the politico-economic system that feeds them!

    ps I heard speculation that RtRev Knowles might resign last week! Do you think there was power struggle and the resignations were a way to force the Dean out?

    pps Whatever the reason, I hope +London now just ignores the protestors! There are a lot more important things to do in the Kingdom of God than worry about today’s TV shows… or making yourself into campaign fodder for them!!

    • peterould

      He’d been moving to evict the protesters and the Chapter basically revolted. He decided that given that he couldn’t stay.

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