Sectarianism and politics in Glasgow East

Defeat in Glasgow East is apparently another line in the sand for Gordon Brown’s leadership of the Labour Party. There are many questions about the Roman Catholic vote in the constituency and even complaints of anti-Catholicism in the Labour Party. Meanwhile the Conservatives leader David Cameron will be holding an event in a Roman Catholic church as part of their campaign. It is also an area that Iain Duncan Smith has done much work in through his social justice initiative. Fraser Nelson offers his perspective on sectarianism, politics and the by-election, concluding:

“Sectarianism may still be bad in Glasgow East, but the poverty is far, far worse.”

UPDATE: In Glasgow David Cameron has called for less sensitivity and more judgementalism.