That's "cants", with an a.
Of course Dr Williams did not say that the bankers were as bad as the rioters. He said that the rioters were as bad as the bankers. And that is far, far worse.
As everyone understands outside the two Coalition parties, the Blairite rump, and their courtier media, populated as those are by persons who spend most of their time in the City and who derive the overwhelming bulk of their income from that source.
In Conservative, Lib Dem and Blairite MPs' case emerging from the Square Mile for precisely half an hour per week in order to appear before the television cameras at Prime Ministers' Questions.
In the hacks' case, never leaving it at all, if they are not filing their copy with a view to dictating British economic, social, cultural and political life from their offices, not in London, but in New York.