David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have given their Christmas addresses and, as is typical, there is reference to Christianity and the Bible and the values we all apparently share, or apparently should share.
David Cameron tells us that this is an ‘important time of year for the Christian faith’ and concludes by asking us to spare a thought for those who help others ‘as we celebrate the birth of Christ with friends, families and neighbours’. Ensuring that a lot of people are included, he sends his ‘best wishes’ to ‘everyone in the UK and around the world celebrating Christmas’. While Cameron is obviously not forgetting the ‘Christ’ in ‘Christmas’, ‘celebrating Christmas’ is sufficiently broad to make sure non-Christians are included (as he always does, and all mainstream politicians do). Covering everything and nothing, what this is also meant to show is what Cameron really means, i.e. that this is…
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