05 July 2017
For Church and country: the last British Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten
The Tablet Interview
Chris Patten has no time for talk of the barriers to combining a career in politics with a strong religious faith, recently quoted by the leader of the Liberal Democrats to explain his resignation. “I don’t mean to be mean to Tim Farron,” says the former Tory party chairman, EU Commissioner and last British Governor of Hong Kong, “but if his party had done better in the election, they wouldn’t have wanted a new leader.
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