Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Gordon's cesspit morality

I don't normally agree with much of what Melanie Phillips writes, but this morning she is spot on the money:

If ever one needed proof that this government has ripped up the moral rule book of the original Labour movement, it is surely provided by its apparent obsession with liberalising Britain’s gambling culture.

In the long-lost days when Labour owed more to Methodism than Marx, gambling would have been viewed as a scourge which - along with drinking and sexual licentiousness - stood to destroy in particular the lives of the poor.

Instead of curbing such activity, however, this government has given a green light to sexual irregularity (of which today’s news of a sexual health clinic in every school is but the latest grotesque example), relaxed Britain’s drinking laws and hugely expanded the gambling culture.

2 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Indeed the policies owe more to the traditional "liberal" tradition where people are allowed to take responsibility for their own lives. Shock! Horror! Ban it!

Elby the Beserk said...

In which spirit ..

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to resign due to gross financial incompetence in running the British economy.

Submitted by Alex Wallace – Deadline to sign up by: 15 January 2009 – Signatures: 592

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Fianance