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'Thatcherism... has used its moral agenda as one of the principal areas where...identities are defined- the respectable normal folk who people the fantasies of the new right in relation to current debates around abortion, child abuse, sex education, gay rights and AIDS. It is above all through this moral agenda that the new right has become a cultural force' (Hall, 1988, p.282).
'This agenda continued when the subsequent prime minister, John Major, launched the (now infamous) Back to Basics campaign in 1993.' (Plummer, 1999, p.136).
2The Times, 16.2.1994, p.14.
3 'The Tories stand for... er, what?', Simon Heffer, New Statesman, Friday 3rd July 1998, pp.32-33.
4 Andy McSmith 'Life, love, sex - and my new Tory party' - interview with William Hague, The Observer, Sunday 29th March 1998, p.23.
5These developments were discussed in detail in Panorama 'Gay Times', BBC1, 27.10.1997.
6 'The Ghost of Toryism Past: The Spirit of Conservatism Future', speech to Centre for Policy Studies fringe meeting, Conservative Party Conference, 9.10.1998.
7'Portillo's Progress', Channel 4, 20.9.1998, 9pm.
8Steven Norris 'Why the Conservatives must vote in favour of gay sex at 16', The Express, Sunday 21st June 1998, p.36.
9 Quoted in Pink Paper, 12.6.1998, p.2.
10'Tory mutiny over asylum rocks Hague', The Times, p.1.
11 Quention Letts 'Why Tories won't swallow gay sex', New Statesman, 13.12.1999, p.30.
12'Tory Plot to Oust Hague', The Express, 17.6.1998, pp.1, 6-7.
13Analysed on video from BBC2 Despatch Box, Wednesday 9.2.2000, 12.00-12.30am.
14See for example: William Hague, Conservative party conference speech, 8.10.1998.
15 Hywell Williams 'The gospel according to Wee Willie', The Observer, 30.4.2000, p.29.
16] Bill Schwarz 'All the King's horses and all the King's men', New Times, 7th June 1997, p.5.
17See the Keep the Clause website, <http://www.keeptheclause.co.uk/>.
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