The Prime Minister, who often trumpets her own Christianity, must be aware that her faith wouldn’t exist if its founder hadn’t started life as a child refugee [Image: PA].

There are lots of examples of Theresa May acting in an un-Christian way towards others. I’ll see if I can dig out a few more while I’m waiting for PMQs.

What can have happened to Theresa May, in the years between hearing her father spread Christ’s message from his pulpit and becoming a senior politician, to enable the mistreatment of Irene Clennell… the middle-aged woman from County Durham who – despite being married to an Englishman for 27 years, having two British children and a British grandchild, and being a volunteer of excellent character – has been deported to her native Singapore.

The Government acted in accord with its rule book. But there are fundamental laws of human decency which should countermand the transient dictates of statute. Any rule book that legalises handling innocent human beings like cattle, and facilitates the ruination of family life for no compelling reason, is a moral abhorrence.

You need not be a deeply religious person to regard that as axiomatic, though as it happens, Theresa May is. Or so she says. More unembarrassedly than any PM in memory, she talks about being a Christian. Her faith “lies behind what I do”, she has said. “Our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of,” she told the House of Commons.

Which scriptural passage, or element of that proud heritage, explains the brutal immigration policy she enforced during her six years at the Home Office, and the nastier one she presides over now, is a mystery. But we can probably rule out the bit in Matthew 2:13 about how, on being so advised by the angel of the Lord in a dream, Joseph fled to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus to escape Herod.

Theresa May will have read and heard that passage down the decades. She must understand from it that her Christian faith would not exist if its founder hadn’t started life as a child refugee.

Source: Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is nothing compared to Theresa May’s ‘Christian’ approach to immigration

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