Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say

1000 (4)Source: Associated Press

By DANICA KIRKA

LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England’s bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain’s efforts to leave the European Union.

The Anglican leaders urged politicians and the public to insert civility into the debate amid intense discussions over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Amid turmoil, the bishops offered prayer.

“We urge everyone – our political leaders and all of us – to bring magnanimity, respect and reconciliation to our national debate,” the bishops said. “There is now an urgent need for the United Kingdom to recover a shared vision and identity to help us find a way through the immediate challenges.”

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