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An Embryonic Revolution

by | 21st, March 2005

‘THAT we as a nation are tiring of politics is clear. We need only look at the low numbers of people who bother to vote to see that.

”What if God was one of us..?”

And for this reason, we can exclusively announce that the next General Election will be held on the August Bank Holiday.

This way, the politicos can attribute the low turn-out to the young being at all-day raves, hard-working families holidaying on the Spanish Costas and the aged staying indoors for fear of dying in the merciless heat.

But it will not always be so. Elections will not always be decided by cabbies and the unemployed with nothing better to do than vote.

It will take time for voter apathy to abate. And so politicians are planning ahead – they’re fighting over embryonic voters.

The Times begins its news coverage with the growing debate on whether abortion should be an election issue.

The Church of England wants for there to be a review of current legislation, which allows terminations to be performed up to 24 weeks.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says there is a “groundswell of distaste” at the way the current law operates.

And the Tories appear to be in agreement. Having already heard Tory leader, Michael Howard, say how his personal preference is for the limit to be lowered, the paper now hears from Ann Widdecombe.

The famously virginal backbencher says that the Tory manifesto should include a commitment to holding a debate on this thorny matter.

But Tony Blair thinks otherwise. He says that abortion is an “issue of conscience”, to be brought forward through a Private Members Bill, not government legislation.

Which is a surprise. Who would have thought pious Tony would pass over a chance to play God..?

Paul Sorene is the Anorak’

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