Toby Young Toby Young

Yes, Britain is a Christian country

David Cameron is right — the evidence is overwhelming

The Passion of Jesus is performed on Good Friday to crowds in Trafalgar Square [Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images]

I can’t say it was a great surprise to read a letter from a group of well-known authors, academics, comedians and politicians in the Telegraph earlier this week complaining about David Cameron’s description of Britain as a ‘Christian country’. As a general rule, any acknowledgment of Britain’s Christian heritage has members of the liberal intelligentsia reaching for their keyboards and angrily typing out words like ‘sectarian’, ‘alienation’ and ‘division’.

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