Some comments at Thinking Anglicans following the leak that Jeffrey John will not be the next bishop of Southwark (SUTH-urk):
Ironic if the man who was vetoed for Southwark by George Carey for declining to repudiate his writings on homosexuality should now have vetoed Jeffrey John's nomination to the same diocese. As Göran Koch-Swahne posted earlier today at another blog, "Judas only betrayed his chum once".
Posted by: Lapinbizarre on Thursday, 8 July 2010 at 12:47am BST
We're told that when Tony Blair received the names for the Diocese of Liverpool he sent them back and asked for another list with the name of James Jones on it. David Cameron should return the Southwark nominations and keep returning them until Jeffrey John's name is there.
Posted by: junius on Thursday, 8 July 2010 at 7:13am BST
Rowan withdrew his name from Southwark after George invited him to a meeting at Lambeth - he found there his writings all laid out on a table .......
I think we can all pretty accurately guess at the sort of conversation that followed......
Posted by: Martin Reynolds on Thursday, 8 July 2010 at 7:36am BST