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You know, I don't know. From my perspective it's always been like this, with a reasonably and fairly liberal set of laws on certain cultural issues being attacked by those who seemingly would like to wind the clock back. I would like to have been around in the 60s when there was a real culture war going on, and the laws on homosexuality, abortion, suicide, and probably others were changed.

As it is, I can't (politically) remember much before Tony Blair became PM, and the situation may be different if and when the Conservatives are elected, as they will probably behave differently in power, probably. It may be that the current situation is just an artefact of the Conservatives raising and maintaining their support among a certain slice of the population by these actions.

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by Ephemera on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 10:54:54 AM EST
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As it is, I can't (politically) remember much before Tony Blair became PM,

Think yourself lucky ;-) Although you missed the anti poll tax campaigns, etc. etc.  which were bad times, but good times.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 02:50:06 PM EST
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