The Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser
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St Paul's protest: Canon on 'the bigger picture'

The people camped outside St Paul's Cathedral have a minimum of seven days before they find out if the courts are going to let them stay there.

Since the protest began in October, two senior clerics from the cathedral have resigned and the Church as a whole seems unsure how to deal with the confrontation and its position on western capitalism.

The former Chancellor of St Paul's, the Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser, told Newsnight that while he understood the "practical problems with the camp being there... I actually think the bigger picture is the questions they are raising.

"There probably needs to be a well worked out exit strategy, by the protesters themselves... They probably would have gone by now had the Corporation of London not decided to take out its legal action."

  • 05 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK