Tuesday, March 15, 2005
In a posting yesterday, I puzzled over Michael Howard's attempt to make abortion an election issue. All is now clear.
Howard's announcement has been quickly followed by a statement from the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, calling on Catholics to support the Tories in the forthcoming election.
That's not all. From Ekklesia (a radical Christian webzine), we learn that the Catholic bishops will be issuing a comprehensive election guide, encouraging Catholics to question parliamentary candidates on a number of 'key issues' before deciding how to cast their vote in the General Election.
Here's my advice to any Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate on the receiving end of this unpleasant bullying. Your reply should be a Biblical quote, to "go forth and multiply".
PS: Pundits are debating the potential impact of the Cardinal's statement on the Political Betting site.