Queen Elizabeth II has called on all parties associated with Brexit to stay from any form of religious “tribalism” .
She stated in her Christmas message on Tuesday, which waa delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU.
The tone of the 92-year-old monarch’s annual TV appearances reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils of leaving the European project after 46 years in March.
She said: “Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so. Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil,” the queen said while seated in front of a fireplace and Christmas tree.
“Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosity and self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism.”