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Alexander: no harm in 'doing God'

A SENIOR Scottish member of the shadow cabinet has said that the Labour Party should not feel a "sense of embarrassment" when discussing God.

Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary, blamed political correctness for a fear among politicians that they would not be taken seriously when talking about matters of faith.

The Paisley MP said: "In the UK today, perhaps through a misplaced sense of political correctness or some sense of embarrassment of 'doing God' in an age when secularism is more common, too many politicians fear discussing any matters related to faith."

When he was spokesman for then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell once said that Labour did not"do God'.

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