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Comment 9 by Vorlund

Labour don't have such a policy at present. New Labour never would have, and they are still a relevant faction within the party. However, if public opinion was behind this, it's quite plausible the party as a whole would take it on as a policy, which the Tories would never do, although the Libs might (not whilst in coalition with the Tories, though). It's not about votes, that's part of the ongoing operation rather than the beginning of the process of democracy. It's about forming opinion and raising awareness. The religious are good at doing the former by creating false views of a situation. A simple declaration of policy would be meat and drink to them. It would be quickly destroyed by "popular outcry" based on swiftly contrived and publicised false perceptions.

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:46:58 UTC | #925364