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Persecution of Christians

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:30 pm on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe 1:30 pm, 6th February 2020

The Minister has mentioned tolerance, and I wonder whether she agrees that we need to remember that tolerance is not reaching the same point of view, but is when we profoundly disagree with one another yet do not resort to force, whether lawful or otherwise, in order to try to force people to our point of view. Tolerance is agreeing to differ. Does the Minister agree that at the heart of problems of intolerance are blasphemy laws, and that this Government and this country must always stand against blasphemy laws in order to ensure that we have promoted true tolerance?