Tories Punt

by Mike on January 29, 2007

in Politics

Surprise. Surprise. David Cameron has opted for a free vote on the issue of an exception for the bill forcing adoption agencies to place children with same-sex couples. Under parliamentary systems, party policy normally dictates the way the rank and file votes. By departing from this norm, Cameron is essentially taking no position at all, children be damned. I guess the focus groups were inconclusive.

Figuring out what the Conservative party stands for is a little difficult right now. It’ll be interesting to see if right-leaning Brits are willing to vote for a grab bag.

Meanwhile, Tony Blair has announced that he will support the bill without the religious exemption.

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