May’s Easter message. Most people don’t go to church. But they want a Christian country.
by Rebecca Coulson, Conservative Home:
It is unsurprising that Alastair “we don’t do God” Campbell has been left feeling uncomfortable by Theresa May’s Easter message. The message, with its promotion of “vicarage values”, is much more explicitly Christian than those we have come to expect from contemporary British politicians. But May’s approach also shows how much more in touch she is with broad public feeling than Campbell, now editor-at-large of The New European — a paper that had to redraw its front page this week, after having implied that Skegness’s strong anti-EU vote meant its inhabitants were backward and unwelcoming.
Since becoming Prime Minister, May has proven the extent to which she is an insightful — even expedient — politician. From a party conference speech that ranged from “workers on boards” to “citizens of nowhere”, she has shown herself comfortable in appealing far outside the Cameronite centre of her potential voter base.