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The Church of England

Episode 3 of 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 December 2010

Some of the ancient institutions of Britain - the monarchy, the House of Lords and the Church of England are often derided as archaic, outmoded and out of touch with the contemporary world. The leading political thinker Phillip Blond, the creator of the concept of the "Red Tory", makes a powerful case for their continuing significance. In the last of three talks, Phillip turns his attention to the Church of England. He argues that an established church still has an ongoing relevance in Britain's mixed constitution, helping protect the rights of believers and non-believers alike. Its appeal to a transcendent standard, he says, ensures the roles of monarch, government and people are kept in mutual play.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.


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