Daily Mail


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Is Brexit now an official religion? fluttering this weekend above historic ely Cathedral was the distinctiv­e purple and gold flag of UkIp. The flag was put up to mark a Ukip conference held nearby.

‘ ely Cathedral usually only flies church and national flags, but has made a special exception to show support for inclusivit­y in the community,’ says Canon stephen Bourne.

peter Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, spluttered with outrage at the decision, talking darkly of ‘blasphemy’ in the cloisters. But if church leaders had the passion of Brexiteers like Nigel farage, there wouldn’t be such a crisis of attendance in the pews.

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