Thursday, November 29, 2007

Seasonal Blair

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed in a television interview that, had it not been for his strong religious beliefs, he would have found his job as prime minster much more difficult. This is interesting because Blair's then director of communications, Alastair Campbell, once said "We don't do God." Later, Campbell turned around and said, "Well, he does do God- in quite a big way". Some of his practices supported this, one being that he would go to church every Sunday, no matter what part of the world he was in. Blair makes it seem that his politics and religion were definitely intertwined, however, exactly how and what policies were affected by his faith?

The reason I pose this question is due to the fact that, although Blair makes it seem that his religion guides him, human cloning was legalized in Britain, civil partnerships for homosexual couples were legalized, and abortion is permitted up until the 24th week of pregnancy. I don't know about you, but I don't see any evidence of his religion being put into action.

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