The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Left-wing bishops who run the Church of England, have published a 52-page pastoral letter stacked with leftist clichés.
It might very well be the straw which breaks the camel’s back. It vilified Thatcherism, the market economy, the Tory welfare reforms, and all the policies which give Britain the highest growth of any developed economy. Worst of all they urged Britain to deepen integration with Europe rather than to consider leaving.
Presumably, the Church’s House of Bishops believe surrendering powers to an unelected government and unelected courts, along with scrapping Trident, echoes Christian teaching. If so, they would horrify their membership, most of whom remain staunchly conservative. Churchgoers are also likely to be older, and therefore more likely to be Eurosceptic, and even perhaps UKIP voters.