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Well, if we had 30% religious attendance that'd be 18 million every sunday. I think you'll find that, even with other religions included, the figure barely gets much above 3 or 4 million. 30% is colossal. And  a political class that recognises and is wary of that bloc will be more easily influenced. It is imperative to recognise that dead hand in Irish politics

As for the UK, despite our polticians, Alaistair Campbell was right; "We don't do god". Overtly religious politicians are somewhat distrusted here, even if demonstrations of observance are standard fare (for some reason a picture of Mrs May attending church is always released to the papers for monday deadline, and they often publish it).

They keep trying on abortion, but c/w in even the most right wing newspapers is that any govt that seriously intrudes on women's rights in this regard will fall the day after. They can talk all they like, but they'd never dare do anything.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Mar 10th, 2018 at 12:38:11 PM EST
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