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It's not over till it's over

Later this spring, the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill will return to the House of Commons for its Third Reading. If the House of Lords represents the feelings of the British public as well as it did last July, MPs are likely once again to debate a proposal to reduce the age of homosexual consent from 18 to 16. Once again, 'gay rights' groups will feel that another milestone is within their grasp, and once again, opponents of the move will be dismissed as narrow-minded, bigoted homophobes and worse.

Graham Machin and Norman Wells

In view of January's Commons majority of 313 to 130 in favour of the liberalisation of the law, many of us may be inclined to think there is no point lobbying MPs this time round.