In this week’s budget speech in the British House of Commons, a cut in benefits for the disabled was announced. At the same time a grant of £20 million was given to help maintain Britain’s ancient cathedrals. The House of Lords, our upper house, has 26 Anglican bishops sitting it (plus seats reserved for former archbishops, chief rabbis etc.) How do you suppose the clerics voted: for the disabled or for the cathedrals?
Jonathan Bartley,of Ekklesia, on BBC 1, 20 March 2016.