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Conservatism and the inclusion of conscience

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16 October 2015

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From Mr John Wainwright

Sir, — In his speech to the Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron spoke of his support for equality and social inclusion. Does that mean that he will also now support an amendment to the so-called equality laws, to stop mainstream Christians’ being discriminated against in the workplace?

In recent times, too many have lost jobs that they have held successfully for many years, been denied jobs, or been demoted, because of their unwillingness to promote values and lifestyles that, in conscience, they disagree with.

If it does not mean that, then the Prime Minister is showing a complete lack of sincerity by saying one thing and doing something different. If he is simply mouthing the platitudes of so-called political correctness, he is offering nothing more to promote an inclusive justice than his Labour and Liberal Democrat opponents.

 

JOHN WAINWRIGHT
48 Borough Way
Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3HB

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