This email from Nicholas Romer arrived just before Parliament's approval of the SORs.
(1) 'The vote on SORs will be a straight vote yes or no without the possibility of amendments? Correct.
(2) All that a member of the public can ask for is for the MP to vote against SORs in order to protect Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Moslems etc from the discrimination consequent upon this legislation? Correct.
(3) This will not get the support of the hierarchy because they want SORs with exemptions, thereby saving their faces in Rome. Correct.
(4) Only Divine intervention will prevent it being a waste of ink. Correct.
'My Lord' said Saint Thomas More at his trial, when he was told that he had set himself up against all the bishops of the realm and against the King's Majesty, 'for one bishop of your opinion, I have a hundred saints of mine' 1338.13