Thursday, 29 March 2007

Archbishop of Canterbury casts crucial vote against supercasino

The Archbishop of Canterbury cast a crucial vote last night when he turned up with other bishops in the House of Lords to speak against the government's proposals for a supercasino in Manchester - which were defeated by just three votes.

It was the first time he has spoken or voted in the Second Chamber since May last year, and will heat up the debate about the place of unelected bishops in Parliament.

The votes of the three bishops proved decisive in defeating the government. Read more

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