Politicians get advice from some questionable people.
That’s just politics. We all remember the likes of Andy Coulson or Sir Philip Green.
But Theresa May, who was brought up in a vicarage, has cited someone slightly more left field her adviser.
May told The Sunday Times in an interview last month that her faith will guide her decision-making concerning getting the country out of the EU:
I suppose there is something in terms of faith, I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth, that lies behind what I do.
James McWilliam wasn't happy with the idea of this unvetted adviser influencing Brexit, so he's sent a Freedom of Information (FOI) request questioning May’s comments about being guided by God.
Titled 'Guidance from Prime Minister's faith in God', it states:
Dear Prime Minister’s Office,
Following a recent interview where the Prime Minister said that her faith in God would help guide our path out of Europe, could you please tell me what advice and/or guidance, official or otherwise, the Prime Minister has received, either from God directly or indirectly through her faith in God?
McWilliam is yet to receive a response, but we very much look forward to what the government will say.
Presumably, it'll be something along the lines of
God means God
Faith means faith.