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Newsnight doesn’t “do” original sin

By Elizabeth Kirkwood  

Paxman: original disbelief

Did you hear the one about the Archbishop and the journalist? No? Well it goes like this…

Alastair Campbell may be infamous for claiming that Blair didn’t “do” God, but Jeremy Paxman seems to have come close to a similarly reductive statement last night, when he claimed that Newsnight didn’t “do” original sin.

The suggestion came out during a discussion involving the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, playwright and author David Hare, and historian Simon Sebag-Montefiore, on the ideological and cultural impact…

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