What about having a new law that made all Cabinet members and leaders of political parties, editors of national papers and the hundred most successful financiers in the UK spend a couple of hours every year serving dinners in a primary school on a council estate, or cleaning bathrooms in a residential home?

In black and white not princely purpleArchbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams

On BBC Radio 4 Today program’s "Thought for the Day" segment, the leader of the Anglican Church, as The Telegraph reports, “called for  a return to the medieval tradition when monarchs ritually washed the feet of the poor would serve to remind politicians and bankers what should be the purpose of their wealth and power.”

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by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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