Summary of Bishop Steven’s Letter.
As MPs and Lords continue to debate Britain’s exit from the European Union, the Bishop of Oxford is challenging them to put aside the four temptations of self-interest, pursuit of short term power, nostalgia and idealism. In an open letter. the Rt Revd. Dr Steven Croft says MPs and peers must deal with the world as it is, not as they would like it to be. and steer a course accordingly.
“The Brexit debate has been marred from the beginning by the narrow calculation of those hoping to gain or retain high office,” writes Bishop Steven. “Nothing has undermined trust in our politics more than the unsavoury smell of this ambition which is apparent to all… [it’s time] to seek meaningful compromise and to act for the common good.”
The full text of the letter can be read at https://blogs.oxford.anglican.org/the-four-temptations/