Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby warns of ‘lynch mob’ against bankers

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, which published its final report last month. In his first public comments since the  report, the Archbishop spoke to the Bishop of Liverpool for BBC Radio 4’s “The Bishop and the Bankers”. As the Huffington Post reports, the Archbishop Of Canterbury used the interview to warn that targeting individual bankers for blame after the financial crisis is counterproductive. “This business of somehow saying that one individual bears the whole blame as opposed to simply the accountability – it feels lynch mobbish,” Welby said.

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