October 7th, 2006


Several things that no-one has been saying

1. Isn't it a little bit of a coincidence that Jack Straw's article about his dislike for the veil became a big story in the immediate aftermath of the Conservative Party Conference? And pretty much knocked extended post-mortems of whether Cameron has successfully reinvented his party off the news-stands?

Am I so cynical that I think New Labour would raise an issue that plays well with the working class labour base and the Daily Mail reading floating voter at just this point, even if it exacerbates ethnic and cultural tension? You betcha.

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