The gap in rhetoric
This government faces a credibility crisis in a number of areas but most importantly the gap between rhetoric and reality.
The debt and deficit is steadily rising in spite of much talk of austerity and cuts. While it is true that the budget of high-spending departments is squeezed, there is still spending and borrowing at astronomical rates, which will bequeath future generations with our debts to pay. My view is that it is immoral to spend unsustainably and let our children pick up the bill.
In a pre-Easter meeting with reli- gious leaders the Prime Minister yet again paid lip-service to his support for strong and thriving faith communities, tr ying to heal the wounds left by his legislation for the redefinition of marriage. Yet this government has done so little to match its words with reality.
In spite of support for the wearing of crosses, the government betrayed this by employing lawyers who argued against the right in the European Court of Human Rights. Its same-sex marriage legislation leaves Christians in the public sector exposed to sackings and injustice. Registrars who will have