Magazine
Latest Issue

Leap of faith

Recent Labour leaders have kept quiet about their religious beliefs. As premier, will Brown allow his faith to leech into his politics?

By Richard Cockett   July 2007

This is the fifth article in a six-piece symposium on Gordon Brown as intellectual. Other articles include: John Lloyd on an intellectual in power Iain McLean on other intellectual prime ministers throughout history Daniel Johnson on Brown the unsophisticated bookworm Geoff Mulgan on the American inspiration behind Brown’s thinking Kamran Nazeer on Brown’s book Courage

Discuss this article at First Drafts, Prospect’s new blog

It is an oddity of British politics that at the same time as society is becoming, so most people think, more secular, our political leaders are becoming ever more religious. Britain has a new prime…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect