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12 / 06 / 2008 - Labour `in danger of losing` votes of Catholics
JAMES MacMillan, one of Scotland's top composers, has launched an extraordinary attack on the Labour Party, warning its leaders that they are in danger of losing the Catholic vote.
Mr MacMillan, who has been vocal in his condemnation of sectarianism in the past, has written an open letter to Wendy Alexander, the leader of the Labour group in the Scottish Parliament, which has been published in the Catholic Observer.
He warned Ms Alexander that the way Labour MPs voted in recent Commons debates on abortion and human-animal embryos might lose the party thousands of votes in Scotland.
Mr Macmillan is hugely critical of the recent votes on human-animal embryos and on reducing abortion time limits, saying they showed an "immoral" use of power by the House of Commons.
Source : The Scotsman