Sebastian Payne

Podcast: The Last Christian and David Cameron’s solemn election night

Will 2067 mark the point when Christianity dies out in Britain? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Damian Thompson and Freddy Gray discuss this week’s cover story on the crisis facing Britain’s churches. Is the rise of secularism a problem for just Anglicans, or all Christian denominations in Britain? Is the Church of England particularly to blame? What comparisons are there to what is happening with religion in America? And if these projections are correct, will Christian values continue to underpin British society, long after the religion itself disappears?

James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson reveal what David Cameron did on election night. Although the Tories are revelling in their victory, it is clear that neither Cameron nor his inner circle were planning on an outright victory. How are they dealing with this unexpected result?

Plus, James and Fraser offer their takes on George Osborne’s Mansion House speech and his attempts to put Labour on the spot over borrowing. Will the Opposition back or fight his commitment to permanent surpluses?

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