The Political Samaritan: how politics hijacked a parable
Everyone’s used it: Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Nicola Sturgeon, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn… Why are our politicians so interested in the parable of the Good Samaritan? Who used it first? Who uses it rightly? And what does it all say about our politics, our religion, and our public rhetoric today? Nick Spencer, Research Director at the think tank Theos, invites you stop with him by the side of the road, pick up this half-dead political metaphor and see if we can’t nurse it back to life. With Eve Poole.
2.30pm Saturday 17th February 2018