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#1 JohnM

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

see http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23459932

 

Ok, So Wonga isn't a bank but it's all in the alliteration.

 

If the Bish wants to do this sort of thing, no problem.. and in a sense , more power to his elbow. They have the premises, and their support of credit unions as a competitor to payday loan companies is admirable.

 

However, as the C of E is now clearly entering the realms of politics ( not party politics but politics all the same) now is the time to disestablish it once and for all.  



#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

the C of E has always been a political force; why else have all those bishops in the House of Lords? But I agree with your sentiment, they shouldn't be there. Or if faith representatives have to be included then there should be all faiths included, not just C of E.
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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

see http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23459932

 

Ok, So Wonga isn't a bank but it's all in the alliteration.

 

If the Bish wants to do this sort of thing, no problem.. and in a sense , more power to his elbow. They have the premises, and their support of credit unions as a competitor to payday loan companies is admirable.

 

However, as the C of E is now clearly entering the realms of politics ( not party politics but politics all the same) now is the time to disestablish it once and for all.  

 

I do agree with the conclusion but it's interesting that fighting loan sharks is 'politics' whilst being in the House of Lords and voting on legislation isn't (or can't be as they're only entering politics now.)


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#4 MikeW

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

see http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23459932

 

Ok, So Wonga isn't a bank but it's all in the alliteration.

 

If the Bish wants to do this sort of thing, no problem.. and in a sense , more power to his elbow. They have the premises, and their support of credit unions as a competitor to payday loan companies is admirable.

 

However, as the C of E is now clearly entering the realms of politics ( not party politics but politics all the same) now is the time to disestablish it once and for all.  

It seems only fair that the church help out credit unions, having done so much to help Wonga get going in the first place.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-23459932



#5 JohnM

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:37 AM

I do agree with the conclusion but it's interesting that fighting loan sharks is 'politics' whilst being in the House of Lords and voting on legislation isn't (or can't be as they're only entering politics now.)

 

whilst being in the House of Lords and voting on legislation isn't

 

 

oh but it is. No place for them there, either. But think of the wonga their bishopnesses will lose by not attending



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:47 AM

 think of the wonga their bishopnesses will lose by not attending

 

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#7 Griff9of13

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

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whilst being in the House of Lords and voting on legislation isn't

 

 

oh but it is. No place for them there, either. But think of the wonga their bishopnesses will lose by not attending

 

The C of E not exactly short of a bit of Wonga of their own:

 

The amount of Church money indirectly invested in Wonga was about £75,000 out of investments totalling £5.2bn, according to the archbishop.

 

 

:O


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#8 gingerjon

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

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The C of E not exactly short of a bit of Wonga of their own:


:O


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#9 JohnM

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

and did those feet........






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