Brexit - letting go of Nanny's hand - The Salisbury Review

There are varieties of fatuity – and then we come to Archbishop Justin Welby...

Crying for nanny is of course a characteristic of the infantile mind. Like weak men everywhere, Welby has a craving for authority, for someone to tell him what to think and what to do. Plato would have provided him with such figures. Plato called them Guardians, which the Latin philosophers translated as Custodes. And they immediately asked the question, Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes: Who Will Guard the Guardians?

Round of applause, please everyone. Let’s hear it for the Archbishop of Cant.