Grave conscience

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I HAVE just had the pleasure of hearing a senior Conservative MP digging her own political grave. She dignified her attempt to scupper the gay marriage bill (in front of the Commons today) as a matter of conscience, and cited her religious beliefs. It’s odd how a Tory will always grab for the Bible whenever they want to justify an intolerant or oppressive piece of legislation. I just wish they would do the same when dealing with bankers, financiers, the arms trade and the care of the poor and elderly. But if they did, of course, they wouldn’t be Tories. Money changers and temples do spring to mind.

David Fiddimore

Nether Craigwell

Calton Road, Edinburgh