Andrew Brown, acerbic at the best of times, writing as the C of E's GS meets:
"Within the Anglican Communion, the case is even more obvious. The leaders can meet and talk, but they do so only on the basis of agreeing to disagree about all sorts of fundamental matters. They may agree that unity is desirable, and necessary. But they are none of them going to compromise their positions to attain it, except perhaps for Dr Williams, and no one can explain what his position is. So they agree to hire professional mediators to work out how they can continue to talk to each other. If that counts as unity, the Anglican Communion can never break up."