David Cameron’s remarks that the UK is a “Christian country” were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against the prime minister’s claim?
Writing for the Church Times, the prime minister said British people should “be more confident about our status as a Christian country”.
In response, 50 prominent individuals including authors, broadcasters, comedians and scientists added their names to a letter to the Daily Telegraph which argued the UK was a largely “non-religious society”. Two senior Conservative ministers have backed the prime minister, arguing that those who deny the UK is a Christian country are “deluding themselves”.