Friday, 11 July 2008

running scared

The HFE Bill has been put on the shelf until October, Leader of the House Harriet Harman announced today. [The Universe]

Previously assigned a Final Report and Third Reading this Monday, July 14th, as reported here earlier, this astounding government turnaround comes in the run-up to by-elections in Glasgow East on July 24th.

Glasgow East, a Catholic stronghold, is likely to use the HFE Bill to vote Labour out, which would give Mr Brown a serious headache. By postponing final HFE debates until the autumn, the government is buying for time ... or running scared.

Or could it be that thousands of letters to MPs calling to oppose the Bill are working?

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