Friday, 17 February 2012
Council at centre of prayer storm votes to appeal
Bideford Town Council, the Devonshire Council which last week was banned from having prayers as part of its formal meetings, has voted to appeal the decision.
The High Court’s ruling last Friday prompted widespread criticism with one MP describing it as ‘utterly preposterous’.
And Cabinet minister Eric Pickles described the decision as ‘illiberal and intolerant’.
The Telegraph cartoon pictured says it all.