We were in the middle of election fever when Archbishop Justin Welby spoke to Sam Delaney last month. The pair discussed austerity Britain, Jeremy Corbyn and Prince Andrew. Welby also shared a Christmas message for our Big Issue readers.
We published that interview today, inside this week’s edition of The Big Issue – the week after one of the most fraught elections in recent history. And it’s safe to say it’s got people talking!
Big Issue founder John Bird discussed the issues raised by Welby with Kay Burley on Sky News this morning.
'It could mean that things get worse or that the PM is going to put his money where his mouth is.'@BigIssue founder Lord John Bird says the PM should address the problems in the north, which he says lead to homelessness.#KayBurley at #Breakfast: https://t.co/dHoqxiYdHFpic.twitter.com/OegfAHGDcH
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 16, 2019
Meanwhile, BBC News picked up on Welby’s comments, stating: “The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is concerned about the direction the UK is travelling in, citing an increase in homelessness and a decline in tolerance toward minority groups.”