So, after a week in which the instinctively malign bumblings of British authority yet again had the flavour of a debased Ealing comedy, Rev Fraser’s principled departure brought a sense of clarity. Friday’s summoning of the lawyers by St Paul’s merely underscored it. We now know that Giles’s erstwhile colleagues do not want those who perceive themselves the slaves of capitalism dwelling where it liketh them in the church’s gate. They would liketh the protesters to “move on”, in fact – even though it seems likely to lead to ugly scenes and possibly violence – and allow them to resume the softly-softly behind-the-scenes work in fighting injustice and selling £180 cufflinks which has done such a bang-up job of making the victims of their City neighbours feel empowered.
The joys of an established church, eh?