Post by Strontium Dog on Oct 12, 2017 1:25:14 GMT
"Ultra-religious fossils"...by which you mean people who fought for trade union rights, the NHS, increased spending for overseas developments, reform of the criminal justice system, the building of more social housing, equality for women in the workplace, a more egalitarian tax system, etc... Oh, sorry, none of that counts because they were (horror of horrors) Roman Catholic.
Well, whisper who dares, there are still a few around whose faith encourages them to be on the left of politics. Indeed, my own MP is one of them.
What an insult to Lawrence Cunliffe, the late Jim Dobbin, the late Paul Goggins, Rosie Cooper, Mike Kane, Greg Pope, Kate Hollern, Claire Curtis-Thomas, Marie Rimmer, Helen Jones, Barbara Keeley, Conor McGinn, as well as umpteen Catholic Labour MPs, councillors, trade unionists, party workers and voters over the the years.
Catholics have been Labour's most solid and loyal voting bloc in the North West (and across the UK), over the years. Look what happened in Scotland when many decided Labour were no longer their party.
Sorry, your bigotry annoys me.
Slightly off-topic, but the mention of Rosie Cooper reminded me of when I was canvassing for her in the 1992 GE for Liverpool Broadgreen. This was the time before she decided she liked the idea of being a Labour MP better than she liked being a losing Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. I alighted upon a dwelling that, if the signs on the door were any indication, obviously belonged to a very religious person. Knowing what a devout believer Rosie was, I prepared to push this line on the doorstep, only to be told by the inhabitant that he wouldn't vote for us, because "that Paddy Ashdown has two wives".