The Wilted Rose

Charting Labour meltdown 2007-2010

How to lose the Catholic vote

The Catholic vote is a very important bloc in key seats like Crewe and many in the north and midlands.

I am sympathetic to Catholics – having many good neighbours, colleagues and friends who are RC. I abhor sectarianism.

People’s personal lives are between them and God. While not wishing to debate the issue of homosexuality, I would caution the Tories not to disrespect the Pope – who is, after all, enunciating core Catholic beliefs – as a number of Tory bloggers have done.

Iain Dale should know better than his comment that the Pope should join the BNP – I’m sure a few Labour candidates in marginals will use that quote on leaflets or at least on the doorstep in Catholic areas.

The Half-Blood Welshman has a fascinating post on the subject:
Http://thehalfwelshman.blogspot.com (link on the sidebar to the left).

The abortion vote helped the Tories win Crewe and many Catholics elsewhere are considering voting Tory, maybe for the first time.

Don’t throw that away with anti-Catholic or anti-Christian fury, whatever your views. Better to have kept quiet. If you lose the Catholic vote, in a hung parliament, you will need those DUP and SDLP votes, after all!

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23 December, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Good post, although I’d simply suggest, as I have repeatedly done on my blog and on Iain Dale’s, that they read what he said. If they then want to disagree with it, fine, but disagree with his views and not the lies of the MSM who all needed a story with Parliament in recess.

    I’m glad to see that there are people out there, like you, who have actually taken the trouble to think before jumping in. Glyn Davies is worth reading on this as well (see here).

    Comment by The Half-Blood Welshman | 24 December, 2008 | Reply


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