Because he made a mistake of form (ie. he was heard by the wrong microphone). I think most MPs are saying the same thing.
The comment is even worse if he is on the House of Commons Commission, which has been tasked with clearing up parliament following the scandal.
He must be forced to step down from this commission.
“I spoke to Alan Duncan yesterday and made it clear in no uncertain terms that when it comes to the mess of expenses, the words we use, just as the actions we take, have got to demonstrate completely that we share the public’s real fury at what went on in parliament.”
But ‘Dave’ – Alan Duncan clearly DOESN’T share the public’s fury with the expenses claims.
Are you asking him to merely PRETEND to be opposed to corruption.
Typical Tory scum
What is this rubbish? Sure, I’m all for doing what Abi proposed, but why is the public calling for this guy to be fired when virulent homophobes get let off for just “expressing their opinion”? Shouldn’t that be the other way around? Oh, right, I just remembered what sort of people make up our general public… :p
I thought they were all on holiday in any case!
Pumpkin Pie: No 4: “You say: but why is the public calling for this guy to be fired when virulent homophobes get let off for just “expressing their opinion”?”
Well Alan Duncan is a thief (£4,000 claimed for gardening expenses) whereas apparently the other guy is not. The other guy may be a bigot but is not guilty of a crime like Duncan. Naturally Duncan won’t be charged with a crime as politicians are held to much lower standards of behaviour than other professions. Nonetheless Alan Duncan is a thief who doesn’t think his crime is serious. That’s why people want rid of him.
Oh big fat fucking hairy deal. This story seems to be recycled more times than the contents of a Lambeth councillor’s waste-paper basket by this rag just because the guy is a) gay and b) Tory.
The guy made a comment in private. It’s his opinion. Get over it.
Simon, homophobia is as serious a crime as is theft.
David Cameron would be wrong to sack Alan Duncan. This is one of our gay Icons who has bravely come out as a Tory Party frontbencher. Yes he has made a blunder but surely Boris has made some laughable blunders and look where he is.
Moreso, I’d say. Both legally and morally.
Simon Murphy: you claim that Hmoophobia isn’t a bad thing?
Get of this board now then and go suck on some Christian cock.