New Archbishop may redeem Establishment from inside

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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I love it when people wear hats. A traditional hat can’t fail to gladden the heart, unless of course it’s a judge with a black hanky on his head.

So it was a good week for me when the front pages were splashed with He of the Most Impressive Headgear in England, his mitre-wearing holiness, the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

With experience in conflict resolution, it’s hoped that Justin Welby will overcome controversy over women bishops. As a Tweeter, former Etonian and fat cat oil exec, he will perhaps redeem the Establishment from the inside.

His heritage is certainly worldly. Welby’s father imported communion wine to America to side-step Prohibition laws and introduced JFK to his first mistress.