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Politicians decide to ‘do God’

The party leaders are going head to head over scripture, says Jonathan Bartley

Although it won’t be this autumn, when it does finally arrive, the much expected race to Number 10 looks set to feature some biblical themes — if the party conference season was anything to go by.

It was Gordon Brown who got the ball rolling by being the first Labour leader in living memory to use scripture in his address to the faithful. Unlike his predecessor, it seems that he is willing to “do God”. In his diaries, Alastair Campbell set out why he advised Tony Blair not to do this ...

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Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 17:17
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Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 16:10
@AntonyPremier Hi, just to clarify, he was news editor, not editor