Provincial press releases

Bishops call on politicians to commit to rule of law  

The Archbishop of Wales and the Church in Wales’s four serving diocesan bishops are calling on the UK’s political leaders to commit to the rule of law and work together to secure the prosperity of our country.

 

STATEMENT

The Bishops of the Church in Wales wish to place on record their evident concern for the well-being of our democratic processes and constitution in the United Kingdom.

The unwritten British Constitution is dependent on Government, Opposition, Parliament, Courts and public servants acting to protect the integrity of our institutions. All these actors should reflect urgently on how they can prevent damage to that Constitution and the trust on which it is built.

We call upon all our Members of Parliament, members of the House of Lords, and all our elected representatives and public servants, and in particular, the Prime Minister, as the leader of our country, to commit themselves publicly to the rule of law, and to seek consensus on the methods by which the future prosperity of our country might be secured.

The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies

The Bishop of Bangor, Andrew John

The Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron

The Bishop of St Davids, Joanna Penberthy

The Bishop of Llandaff, June Osborne