Why people are mocking Cameron's Christmas message with 'You ain't no Christian bruv'

Ellen Stewart
Thursday 24 December 2015 14:30
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David Cameron delivered his Christmas message as festivities kick off up and down the country.

He alluded to the UK's Christian roots:

As a Christian country, we must remember what [Jesus'] birth represents: peace, mercy, goodwill and, above all, hope.

I believe that we should also reflect on the fact that it is because of these important religious roots and Christian values that Britain has been such a successful home to people of all faiths and none.

However, only two in five Brits now identify as Christian.

In fact, a whole collection of people on the internet are calling into question Cameron's own religious beliefs.

Asking whether some of his actions as PM really sit side-by-side with peace, goodwill and mercy with the hashtag #YouAintNoChristianBruv.

People referenced the poor and the hungry

Others suggested there was no room at the inn

What about charity?

The Scottish wanted in on the action

In November #YouAintNoMuslimBruv trended worldwide following a stabbing at Leytonstone train sation, east London.

The prime minister himself even uttered the words during a speech in the Midlands shortly after the incident.

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