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Why does Britain's fight for religious freedom stop at Dover?

Cameron's statements on the missing girls in Nigeria again show the government's blind spot on God

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

17 May 2014

9:00 AM

‘We don’t do God,’ was Alastair Campbell’s put-down when his charge, Tony Blair, was tempted to raise the issue of his faith. Unfortunately, it seems to have become the motto of David Cameron’s government. It is a month now since 276 girls were kidnapped from a school near the town of Chibok in northern Nigeria, and still the Foreign Office’s statements on the crisis read like a deliberate exercise in missing the point.

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