Word of the day: antidisestablishmentarianism

In the many debates on political reform in the UK, one idea  is disestablishment of the Church of England.

Rightly in my view, it is argued that the UK population is no longer largely devoted to the Anglican faith and that, in multicultural Britain, it is wrong for one religious denomination to be privileged over others with automatic seats in the House of Lords for instance. Therefore church and state should be totally separated.

The opposite position is called “antidisestablishmentarianism’ which is one of the longest non-scientific words in the English language.


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