Commenting on the resignation of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:
As Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams has made an invaluable contribution to public life.
Like everybody who meets him, I am always struck by how extraordinarily well-informed and measured he is in everything he says.
He combines an immense gentleness with a sharp and thoughtful mind on a huge number of subjects.
I have always enjoyed our conversations, particularly in areas of common interest - tackling the stigma of mental health, the reform of our penal system, creating a fair asylum system and promoting human rights.