Is it time to remove Church of England bishops’ automatic right to sit in the House of Lords? Liberal Democrat peer Dick Taverne is introducing a private members’ bill – drafted with the NSS’s assistance – to do just that.
Emma Park travels to Westminster to interview Dick about why it’s time to abolish the bishops’ bench and reform the Lords, why constitutional reforms can take such a long time, and why the UK is still not a secular country.
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Peer proposes bill to abolish bishops’ bench in House of Lords
The NSS campaign to separate church and state
Public want religion kept out of politics – The Times
‘House of Lords (Removal of Bishops) Bill’ in the House of Lords ballot
Dick Taverne, Baron Taverne, QC
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