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← New attempt to end blasphemy law

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The BBC have a story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7178439.stm) explaining what happened in the debate.

The Justice Minister, Maria Eagle, said that the government has "every sympathy" with the case for abolishing the blasphemy laws and has promised a "short and sharp" consultation with the Church of England which is likely to be followed by a government amendment to remove the laws. On the basis of this, Dr Harris withdrew his amendment.

You can read the full debate on TheyWorkForYou at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2008-01-09a.437.4 (hmm, not sure why that URL hasn't been recognised and automatically made clickable - there might be a bug in the URL recognition regex).

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 01:17:00 UTC | #104696