The PM once likened his Christian faith to the patchy reception of Magic FM in the Chilterns meaning “it comes and goes”.
David Cameron has claimed in an interview that “Jesus invented the Big Society 2,000 years ago”. The Conservative leader added: “I just want to see more of it.”
Cameron isn’t the first political leader to claim divine inspiration. But aspects of Conservative ideology would seem to clash with some of Jesus’s pronouncements in the New Testament. Can you serve God and money? Is it easy for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven? Jesus was reasonably clear on these points.
As for the big society, he may be recalling the famous quote from his political inspiration, Margaret Thatcher, who once said: “Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well.”