A proper understanding of Britain’s membership of the EU has always involved questions of nationhood and sovereignty, economics and trade, democracy and accountability, defence and international relations, as well as the implications for Christian freedom.
As a registered charity, the Institute did not tell Christians how to vote in last year’s EU referendum. But we did encourage Christians across the UK to prayerfully consider their view and to cast their vote.
The outcome of the referendum saw a majority vote to leave the EU and the ‘Article 50’ process began in March this year. Christians must remember that, although this General Election has been dubbed ‘the Brexit election’, MPs in the new Parliament will pass laws affecting every area of life. As the well-known Eurosceptic journalist Simon Heffer said in April 2017, “there is much more to governing the United Kingdom than leaving the European Union, important though that be”.