Blond on Britain - The Church of England (2010)
Leading political thinker Phillip Blond defends the Church of England. 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. However, 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. First broadcast in 2010.
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