Sunday, July 27, 2008
Here is John Rees of the Anglican Communion Office (Kenneth Kearon's office) defending his Principles of Canon Law to the press. Watching this video reminds us of the song from Mary Poppins, A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down. Ah, but what kind of medicine is it? He approaches the press by attempting to disarm them - telling them what he thinks the document is not. It's quite clever, denoting a style that is quintessentially British - it's hard to imagine Americans talking like this. It's all so reasonable, so lovely, so delightful, but tell us please, if everything is so reasonable, so lovely, so delightful - why on earth what would we need this document in the first place?
Tip of the Tinfoil to Ruth Gledhill.