WHAT a muddle the Archbishop of Canterbury is in over Sharia law.
His so-called clarifications yesterday did little to end the controversy – if anything, it kept the argument on the boil.
Here’s a message to him: If you’re in a hole, don’t dig yourself deeper.
The plain fact is – like it or not – we are officially a Christian country.
The Church of England is the nation’s established church, formally sanctioned and supported by the Queen and the Government.
For that reason alone, Sharia law should have no place in this country.
The Archbishop has managed to offend not only his own flock, but also non-churchgoers and Muslims – who, apparently, are in no great rush to have Sharia courts in Britain.
Should he go?
That’s a matter for the Anglican community – but for other people it might open an unwanted question for Dr Williams: Is it relevant to our modern society that the Church of England should continue to have its special position within the state? Is it time for it to become disestablished?