Retiring Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, lets rip at Old Etonian Cameron Toryism in his new book, Faith in the Public Square, excerpts of which are appearing in the Observer newspaper (UK):

“Practically speaking, at the individual and the national level, we have to question what we mean by growth. The ability to produce more and more consumer goods (not to mention financial products) is in itself an entirely mechanical measure of wealth.”

“By the hectic inflation of demand it creates personal anxiety and rivalry. By systematically depleting the resources of the planet, it systematically destroys the basis for long-term wellbeing. In a nutshell, it is investing in the wrong things.”