The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams has fired one of his closest advisers in the wake of the political storm over his outspoken attack on the Coalition. Rev. George Pitcher, his public affairs secretary, who made a carelessly crude remark about Cristina Odone, has become the sacrifical lamb.
Here’s the evidence that Rowan Williams can be ruthless when he wants to be. So . . . why can’t he be ruthless when it really counts? When it’s a matter of theological rather than political beliefs?