Justin Welby

Justin Welby could be the man to rescue Brexit

27 August 2019 21:42

So there is more than one Old Etonian hoping to ride to the nation’s rescue. My first reaction to the news…

The Church of England needs mission

21 July 2019 8:00

The time has come to disestablish the Church of England. As a deeply partisan Prayer Book Anglican – a churchmanship…

Justin Welby’s plan for solving inequality wouldn’t work

7 September 2018 10:45

Ronald Reagan famously proclaimed that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and…

The Church of England is wrong to rethink confession

6 July 2018 14:14

God knows one tries, but there are times when it’s difficult to take the Church of England entirely seriously. And…

The churches’ new app will delight snoopers

10 June 2018 9:00

The Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster have launched an ecumenical app which allows users to report car washes if they…

Justin Welby’s EU delusion

6 June 2018 12:48

Listening to the Archbishop of Canterbury praise the EU as ‘the greatest dream realised for human beings’ for more than…

The Spectator Podcast: The truth about plastic

18 January 2018 17:43

On this week’s episode, we investigate the truth about plastic, the environmental enemy du jour in 2018. We also try…

The BBC’s self-absorption has obscured Justin Welby’s real message

30 September 2017 16:51

You have to try really hard to get any idea of what the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby actually said…

Why does Justin Welby want us to understand jihadis?

3 October 2016 11:36

Hallelujah, everybody. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been pontificating again. Justin Welby says we must try to understand radical Islam…

David Cameron to the Queen: ‘the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries will attend my anti-corruption summit!’

10 May 2016 15:03

Oh dear. David Cameron’s done it again. It seems the Prime Minister can’t quite master the art of checking whether there…

Justin Welby could teach David Cameron a thing or two about PR

13 April 2016 16:24

I don’t think there is a Royal College of Public Relations, but if there were, it should teach a course…

Justin Welby has discovered who his genetic father really was – isn’t uncertainty better?

9 April 2016 8:57

A few things come to mind as a result of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s bombshell revelation that his father was…

Justin Welby is right to offer only a vague message about refugees

6 January 2016 11:16

We should be more generous to refugees, said Justin Welby in his New Year message. Is he saying that the government…

Justin Welby on imposter syndrome, American exceptionalism and what makes churches grow

24 December 2015 10:37

In the Spectator’s Christmas treble issue, Michael Gove speaks to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Below are some outtakes from…

Charity now begins at your second home

22 September 2015 11:51

Mitres off to the Archbishop of Canterbury for inviting ‘a family or two’ of refugees into his home. Well, not…

Podcast: working with al-Qa’eda and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn

16 July 2015 9:06

How has al-Qa’eda become the ‘moderate’ option in the Middle East? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Ahmed Rashid and Douglas Murray discuss…

Tories and the Church: the 30-year war continues

18 February 2015 9:37

Here are some observations from the ‘incendiary’ letter from the House of Bishops that has upset the Tories so much.…

The Archbishop shows politicians a more honest way to answer the question

24 January 2015 11:46

After Islamist terrorist atrocities, political leaders often rush to say that the attacks had nothing to do with Islam. One…

How can the Church keep earning its right to intervene in politics?

15 January 2015 11:09

Given the political parties are already well underway with their General Election campaigns, the Church of England couldn’t have waited…

Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off

8 December 2014 8:45

It has been quite difficult for anyone following the growth food banks over the past few years to avoid growing…