Message to Conservative MPs: sign EDM 666


Hunter is sad to note that, so far, only six MPs have had the balls to sign EDM 666 - tabled by the Labour MP John Austin - calling for the disestablishment of the Church of England. Not one Conservative signature, not even from serial EDMer Peter Bottomley. Hunter feels that politics and religion should be separate and that no one group, based on religious beliefs, should be entitled to freebies from the State. It could also be the Party's 'Clause 4' moment but, unlike "grammargate", command popular support.

On matters constitutional, I see that local MP Lynne Featherstone has reported the Royal Family to the Equality Commission for the demotion in the line of succession to our throne of Lady Louise (daughter to Prince Edward) in favour of her newborn brother. She may have a point, but Hunter doubts that it is of any concern to her constituents. It comes across as a total PR stunt to mark her appointment as the Lib Dem spokeswoman on Equality. Somebody should have talked her out of it. Has she sacked the media-savvy Mark Pack as her PR "guru"?

4 comments:

Newmania said...

What have you got against the Church of England then ?

David Allen said...

I'm all for clearing the bishops out of the House of Lords _ we must definitely not address the 'discrimination' issue by simply adding in priests, mullahs and rabbis as some of our multi-culti brethren have suggested.

Patriccus said...

I totally disagree.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Newmania, I don't have anything against the CofE per se, just that they shouldn't be given any special benefits, e.g. money or influence, from the state. The two should remain quite seperate.