Political Parties

The parties contesting the European election o­n 11 June have just announced their candidates. In Scotland, people can choose from 10 parties. There are the usual suspects, plus the UK Independence Party, the British National Party, Operation Christian Vote and Scottish Wind Watch.

Operation Christian Vote is a new o­ne just formed. O­ne of their key beliefs is “We believe all government to be under the authority of God and that the purpose of government is the maintenance of freedom and justice solely in accordance with biblical principles.” Sounds rather like Taliban rhetoric.

They are running a poll o­n their website “Should the Lordship of Christ over Europe be recognised in the proposed EU Constitution?”. When I looked at it (and voted in the negative) the no vote was winning, which I guess was not the result they were hoping for. I suspect that this might not be the o­nly result they are not hoping for this summer.

You can vote too o­n http://www.operationchristianvote.org.uk/

(And o­n June 10, of course)

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