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Attack on fee paying schools is just symbolism

Published 14/10/2012 | 05:00

Imposing a form of apartheid on Protestant schools is something Labour claims to abhor, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

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The Labour Party used to have to wrestle with its conscience before declaring victory and doing the wrong thing anyway. Now its conscience doesn't even bother fighting back, because it knows there's no point, leaving Labour to look around desperately for other opponents with whom to play the macho political street fighter.

And what better way to pretend to still be socialists than to beat up on some passing churchgoer whilst calling it integrity? First up were the Catholics, as Labour pulled the plug on the Vatican Embassy in one big Yah Boo Sucks gesture.

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