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  1. Little Buzz 23 Mar 2010, 10:15pm

    Well i think this makes it pretty clear guys. Callmedave the salesman finally showed his true colors. I thought i was watching an interview with the vile homophobic xian Law and Justice party. But then i realised it was their British bedfellows the Homophobic Tories. Watch the video… pictures dont lie.

  2. Can you imagine this man faced with a major crisis if he falls to bits on something as simple as that last question!

    Aid: Prime minister the Russians have just destroyed Newcastle in a nuclear attack. Should our subs to deploy the trident missiles!

    Cameron: Errrr ummmmm oh gosh this is all a bit too much, I want my mummy! Gosh cant we start again, what are the options again?

  3. He can’t get the gay thing right unless his wife is there with her hand up his arse working his mouth like Ray Allen with Lord Charles.

  4. Sister Mary clarence 23 Mar 2010, 10:27pm

    I wonder how we would feel though if Lithuania started telling us what to do when we had a vote on an equality issue in this country.

  5. Thats spinning it SMC. The vote was not not the party telling Lithuania anything directly. It was the European Union telling Lithuania to get its house in order and in line with EU law.

    Your leader SMC, looks like a bumbling fool who cant even answer a simple question.

    Looks like the PR man ran out of spin on this one.

  6. Logical Thinker. 23 Mar 2010, 10:41pm

    Tony Bliar Mark II

    Silly rich kid with delusions of grandeur.

    At least Thatcher had policies.

  7. SMC said: “I wonder how we would feel though if Lithuania started telling us what to do when we had a vote on an equality issue in this country.”

    If we had a law such as they’ve got in Lithuania, then we would deserve telling off by the EU Parliament, and I hope they would do exactly that, but by a more convincing majority.

  8. There was a pretty devastating report on Channel 4 News this evening:-

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid62612474001?bctid=73437842001

  9. Lets not forget the single most important statement he made in those clips. Cameron has said he is not in full control of his party!

    He does not control the part in Europe.

    So who is the persons pulling the strings behind the curtain of the Conservative party? Is it Ashcroft, Murdock or MEPs on the EU gravy train.

    Would Cameron really be PM or just a puppet!

  10. Little Buzz 23 Mar 2010, 11:19pm

    I really fail to see how any gay person can possibly vote for the Tory party after this. I think its pretty clear where they are going. Ok so you dont like Labour but please dont vote for your own destruction. Theres the Green party and loads of Independents and if you must the Liberals.

  11. He doesn’t even know about the Lithuanian law? WAIT, WHAT?
    Ugh Cameron, I had a very small touch of faith in your party. This interview has utterly destroyed it.

  12. Mumbo Jumbo 23 Mar 2010, 11:37pm

    “…….But no-one should be in any doubt that the Conservative party abhors homophobia, that we support equal rights…….One of the bedrock issues is being in favour of proper equality for people whether they are straight or gay, or black or white, or men or women…..”

    So why does your party consistently vote against this at every opportunity, not just in Europe on the grounds of your pathetically weak jutification, but also in the UK Parliament even as recently as the last few weeks?

    Oh, and would you put race equality up for a free vote?

    The thing is, Dave, the mask just keeps slipping doesn’t it?

    Two-faced, shallow and a liar when cornered – you are Tony Blair’s afterbirth.

  13. theotherone 23 Mar 2010, 11:53pm

    Sadly I don’t see this effecting their share of the vote.

    Should he tell the Party how to vote? That’s his and the Parties business but I would point out that it was Tory Lords who put through the ‘religious civil partnerships’ amendment and Labour who are threatening to revoke it.

    Regardless of who gets in I think we may be in for a dark period for Queer Rights.

  14. Just remember folks – however you chose to spin this interview, negative or positive – he is still a millions times more of a better prospect than Brown.

    Cameron at least had the good grace to say sorry and I must do better. Brown would just start reciting tractor production statistics….

  15. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 12:07am

    Rex: Brown would claim he wasn’t being interviewed.

  16. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Mar 2010, 12:12am

    theotherone said:

    “Should he tell the Party how to vote?”

    If not, then what is he for?

  17. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 12:21am

    Keeping the Party together perhaps? Presenting a nice, friendly face to get them elected? Getting his wife pregnant?

    God knows.

  18. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 12:36am

    sorry if I appear uncommitted – I find little to excite me in DC, only GB getting booted out of office excites me just now.

  19. theotherone said: “I would point out that it was Tory Lords who put through the ‘religious civil partnerships’ amendment and Labour who are threatening to revoke it.”

    Not that the religious civil partnerships amendment is anything to be proud of, but actually it was proposed by Lord Alli and backed by both Labour and Tory peers. The whole concept of civil partnerships, as opposed to marriage equality, was a major mistake and a setback to full equality. Hopefully the Human Rights Act – if it stays on the statute books – will eventually lead to this inequality being ironed out.

  20. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 12:48am

    indeed I would prefer full equality but there is a symbolic victory in the amendment that excites me :-)

  21. Iain dale’s blog (conservative) has in the last 30 mins just hit back against this – http://iaindale.blogspot.com/ – a gay row that exposes bradshaws’s hypocrosy – it’s getting like a game of ping pong – didin’t pinknews back in late 2008 publish a list of meps which didn’t sign a writtne declaration for the mutual recognition of civil partnerships in the EU – I don’t think the conservatives come out very well in that as well – their EU record isn’t very good….and it’s ridiculous to say they don’t have influence of their MEPS and have their own leader – how pathetic – we’re part of Europe and Europe does have an influence on gay rights in the UK and the rest of Europe

  22. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 1:54am

    vulpus_rex writes:

    Just remember folks – however you chose to spin this interview, negative or positive – he is still a millions times more of a better prospect than Brown.

    Even the Conservative party’s core support is beginning to realise what an idiotic klutz Cameron is.

    Cameron at least had the good grace to say sorry and I must do better. Brown would just start reciting tractor production statistics….

    Maintaining your delusion about the conservative party must take up a great deal of your energy.

    Brown does know his party’s policies. Brown is not a dilettante like Cameron.

    It is worth just looking at the scale of this:

    From the PinkNews article:

    Tory MEPs in the European Parliament refused to support a motion which condemned a new homophobic law in Lithuania last year. The law bans the promotion of “non-traditional” families.

    So, they refused to support a motion condemning this?

    They weren’t being asked to intervene in another country as has been mistaken elsewhere in these comments.

    This reveals the true nature of the Conservative party in the EU, which is that it is functioning as a far right party.

    Cameron has apologised for not knowing the answer to the question. He has not apologised for the actions of his party. Instead he went into his mantra of “supporting equality for gays” as if saying it often enough will in some way smother the truth that in Europe his party has formed a far right parliamentary grouping and behaves as a far right party itself.

  23. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 1:54am

    theotherone writes:

    Sadly I don’t see this effecting their share of the vote.

    Whose share of what vote?

    Should he tell the Party how to vote? That’s his and the Parties business

    What?

    The reason political party’s exist is so they can act in accord in parlimentary voting.

    Isn’t that obvious?

    but I would point out that it was Tory Lords who put through the ‘religious civil partnerships’ amendment and Labour who are threatening to revoke it.

    What is this rubbish?

    This was a cross party amendment tabled by the Labour Peer Lord Alli.

    Lord Tebbit and Lord Waddington were the leading opponents. Both Conservatives of course.

    Regardless of who gets in I think we may be in for a dark period for Queer Rights.

    If the Conservative party gets in we are in for a dark period for the UK.

    The Conservative party has bitterly opposed LGBT rights from the 50s to the current day and it continues to do so.

    The primary vehicle for reform is the Labour party which has had the excellent assistance of the Lib Dems.

    The problem with theotherone is that he does not have any idea of contemporary parliamentary history nor does he know anything about parliamentary process, so instead he seems to just make up bizarre stuff which to be frank, is often funny.

    In another thread theotherone wrote that the recent amendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill is:

    clause 28 by any other name

    Which is the most ridiculous nonsense I’ve read in a long time.

    It demonstrates neither any knowledge about clause 28 nor any about the amendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill.

  24. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 1:55am

    Little Buzz writes:

    I really fail to see how any gay person can possibly vote for the Tory party after this. I think its pretty clear where they are going. Ok so you dont like Labour but please dont vote for your own destruction. Theres the Green party and loads of Independents and if you must the Liberals.

    I understand this sentiment very well.

    I tend to phrase these things, “how could any person interested in LGBT rights…” because this is a different group from LGBT people themselves.

    The Conservative party’s interest in LGBT people is absolutely fraudulent. It has come because they realise that the consensus now in the UK is that discriminating against LGBT people is wrong.

  25. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 1:56am

    Abi1975 writes:

    Lets not forget the single most important statement he made in those clips. Cameron has said he is not in full control of his party!

    Yes, that is very well spotted.

    He does not control the part in Europe.

    More importantly he does not control the part in the UK!

    So who is the persons pulling the strings behind the curtain of the Conservative party? Is it Ashcroft, Murdock or MEPs on the EU gravy train.

    Well, he was unable to act on Ashcroft until it was way too late.

    Cameron is unable to sack George Osborne even though the terrible inadequacies of Osborne are obviously costing the Conservatives much support.

    Instead Osborne is to be hidden from view during the Election campaign :)

    Cameron was unable to sack Chris Grayling after his fraudulent abuse of statistics which cost the Conservatives a great deal of support.

    Would Cameron really be PM or just a puppet!

    Puppet of course.

    But Abi1975, is Nick going to be supporting the Cameron Puppet in a hung parliament I wonder?

  26. Anybody else see the Irony how both parties have acted in the past six weeks to the LGBT. Labour and Tory MPs voting for Ed Balls amendment 70 so LGBT kids can face homophobic and transphobic comments from teachers in state funded religious schools. And in the same week Labour and Tory Lords vote on the Tory Lord/Lady amendment to allow civil partnerships in places of worship.

    Brown and Cameron both think they can just buy off the LGBT with words and not action it seems.

    I don’t want to tell anyone who to vote for, that’s between you and the ballot box. I just ask for people to think of those LGBT kids that will face discrimination and humiliation in the classroom thanks to Labour and Conservative MPs! Is getting your CP in a religious building really as important as those kids?

    The fact Cameron was unable to be honest and give a proper answer to questions must say something to us all!

  27. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 2:17am

    Kitty writes about the Conservative party:

    their EU record isn’t very good….and it’s ridiculous to say they don’t have influence of their MEPS and have their own leader – how pathetic – we’re part of Europe and Europe does have an influence on gay rights in the UK and the rest of Europe

    Yes, Kitty, you are absolutely right to point out that we are part of Europe and we have a role forming policy in the European Union as do all member states.

    The Conservative party is working very hard in the EU to advance the cause of extreme right wing parties such as the Polish Law and Justice Party.

    I think the most interesting individual to read about the Conservative party’s activities in the EU is Edward McMillan-Scott. He is the Conservative MEP who defected to the Lib Dems recently because he was so disgusted by the Conservative party’s activities in the European Union. He says that the Conservative party is fuelling what he calls the rise of disguised extremism. I feel this is a very good description of their activities.

    Edward McMillan-Scott wrote this very interesting article in the Guardian from which I took the above quotes.

  28. Patrick James 24 Mar 2010, 2:43am

    Abi1975 writes:

    Brown and Cameron both think they can just buy off the LGBT with words and not action it seems.

    Hi Abi1975

    The Labour party has delivered consistently superbly well on reform for LGBT issues for 60 years. The Labour party has been the driving force for reform throughout that period and continues to be the primary driving force for reform.

    When I firs became a sexually active teenager in Northern Ireland any sex between men was completely illegal and remained so until 1983. The European Court of Human Rights forced the then Conservative administration to introduce an age of consent of 21 against bitter opposition by the Conservatives.

    Scotland had the same story two years prior to Northern Ireland in 1981.

    The battle for LGBT rights against Conservative opposition has been very hard won and the primary force against them has been the Labour party.

    Obviously compromises have been necessary all along the way, for example the introduction of an age of consent for gay men in England and Wales in 1967 set that age at 21 when the age of consent for hetersexual sex was 16. However that unequal compromise was hugely welcome. It was I believe the dawn of the new era that we have lived in in which to be LGBT has become acceptable.

    Now to amendment 70 to the Children, Schools and Families Bill. First, like you I abhor the amendment, but imagine if the amendment had not been included. This might well have led to the bill failing to pass through the House of Lords owing to Conservative opposition. There would not have been any parliamentary time to re-table the bill before the general election and so the bill would be reliant on full support of whatever administration is in power after the election. Although the support for the Conservative party is draining away fast, there is still of course a very real chance that the Conservatives will win the election and so that would finish the Children, Schools and Families Bill. This would mean that “faith” schools could continue to exclude any mention of homosexuality. So the amendment was necessary unfortunately. That is just reality.

    It is very easy for political parties that do not have political power to appear very pure! They are not put to the test.

    Now to the subject of the Lib Dems.

    We have seen that the Conservative party support has collapsed now to such a degree that a hung parliament is very likely. If the Conservative party has the majority within that hung parliament then all indications from Nick Clegg are that the Lib Dems will support that Conservative party in power. I think in that new situation there will be a very great deal of compromise by the Lib Dems and they will in effect be assisting the Conservatives with a great deal of their new legislation to introduce more faith schools etc. So, the Lib Dems might very well be supporting some very nasty new legislation although of course I know they will not wish to do that. I think it is worth contemplating this before criticising necessary compromises made by Labour to process legislation against Conservative opposition.

  29. Lets forget the lithuians for one moment , when the lib dems initiated a writtne declaration for mutual recognition of CPs in Europe, the main reason was to get the British CP recognised in France and other EU countries which currenlty have a same sex marriage/ CP – it didn’t force any country without one to take up one or to recognise the British CP. The cons did badly, all the lab MEP sign up. The cons party is supposed to represent the British people and to not try to get as many rights for us gay British people in Europe is disgusting. Where the hell is our money going to it we can’t get British MEPs to represent us and fight for our rights in Europe

  30. Well, I’ll be honest, I’m undecided again. I Cannot vote Labour. I believe another 5 years of Labour would be disasterous and there will be consequences. Labour need to be ousted purely because they have lost the plot. They don’t serve the country but only themselves. They’ve been in too long and lost touch with who it is they are supposed to be serving. I think they need to lose and hopefully they will regroup better and stronger. Trouble is there’s no-one at the moment who can lead the party effectively.

    If we vote for a small party that just increases the risk of Labour being in again. If I done vote I can’t whinge. Decisions, decisions…

  31. “Remeber not to throw the baby out with the bath water !”

    I agree the Labour party needs telling and i for one will NOT be voteing form them BUT please think before you vote for the biggest CON !!!

  32. “Maintaining your delusion about the conservative party must take up a great deal of your energy.”

    Coming from someone who spent the best part of two hours in the middle of the night writing cr*p on a web site I find this comment particularly amusing.

    Face it, Brown is doomed and history will record him as both the worst chancellor and the worst prime minister (unelected dictator) we’ve ever had, and no matter how much anti-Tory twaddle you write on the internet nothing is going to stop his hummiliation at the polls.

    Only 43 days of New Liebour left – hurrah, hurrah!

  33. Christine Rourke 24 Mar 2010, 11:08am

    “he doesn’t have the fundamental core belief to support him in his argument.”

    Which really is the whole thing in a nutshell… I’m not saying this makes him unfit to govern the country, but it certainly means that a future Tory government’s stance on LGBT issues will be patchy at best, and negative at worst.

    chrissie
    xx

  34. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 11:15am

    ‘If the Conservative party gets in we are in for a dark period for the UK’

    Oh yes the countrie’s done so well under labour hasn’t it? 8 Million out of work, the worst recession since the 1930s, private banks propped up by public money, a flight from reason towards religion, home grown terrorism, a government reversing Queer Rights, a government who completely disregard human rights, a government more interested in their ID cards than in helping the Unemployed.

    Yes we’ve done really well under Labour.

  35. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 11:34am

    Jesus PJ: you’re defending a Homophobic Law! Is supporting Labour more important than your SExuality?

    Frankly I have no respect for you.

  36. @ theotherone

    This is a global recession caused by Bill Clinton and his creation of sub-prime mortgages. The allowing wall stock markets to buy and sell the derivatives of this bad debt that finally came to a head when the emperor was revealed to have no clothes.

    The fundamentals or our economy where good but the global turn down and the lack of money to borrow has left us scuppered. That 8 million figure the conservatives came up with included everybody in higher education aged 16+, the disabled and those incapable to work including mothers on extended maternity leave and also those that are excluded from working in this country asylum seekers with restrictions placed on them.

  37. Have decided once and for all, Labour Are a bunch of hypocrites.

    This is not the last ever General Election. There Will be another in 4/5 years time. I Don’t believe our rights will suffer, they may not be added to but not suffer.

    So therefore I will be voting Tory. It goes against what I usually would vote for But I can’t stand the thought of Labour being in for another 5 years. Another 5 years of them…. Well you may as well vote BNP.

  38. theotherone 24 Mar 2010, 11:53am

    Abi: the 8 million was not a Tory figure but the underling number of ‘economically inactive’ people in the Economy. All these groups are, to a greater or lesser degree, supported by the state. Therefore roughly 5% of the population of this country are unable to contribute to it’s wealth. That’s what this Government has done to us. Long Term Maternity and Disability are used by this Government to hide the true levels of Unemployment as if you are on Long Term Sickness you are not Unemployed even though you are not being paid by an employer and are receiving money from the State. Likewise with Extended Maternity: you are still ‘employed’ but not being paid by your Employer.

    As to the Economic hole we’re in…I’ll post about that later as I’ve got a hair appointment to make – getting a rather expensive cut and dye as the last hairdresser I went to made a mess of the job.

  39. The Guardian’s report on the unmasking of Call-Me-Dave’s actual ignorance of LGBT concerns is worth reading.

    In particular, Ben Bradshaw’s observation that:

    “[Cameron has] talked a good talk on some of these issues but his voting record hasn’t been very good. He’s learned a script, but when he’s actually scrutinised and forgets the script, he doesn’t have the fundamental core belief to support him in his argument.”

    Posh public-school boy toff, “Call-Me-Dave”, has been caught out and revealed for what he is.

    Folks, it will now be necessary for us to be even MORE RESISTANT to Tory electioneering twaddle, because after this disaster Call-Me-Dave will have gone away kicking his own ars* and we can be sure that he has already given his LGBT stooges the job of whipping up clever answers to all the questions that Gay Times put to him . . . and he’ll be back very soon to peddle them with all the “sincerity” of the PR/salesman that he is.

    Remember: used-car salesmen or brand-new Jaguar salesmen, all of them will nod their heads and tell you SH*TE in order to make a sale.

    Beware Call-Me-Dave and his toadies EVEN MORE now!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/24/david-cameron-stumbles-gay-rights

  40. Abi1975 – don’t do liebour’s work for them. Global or not this recession was a 1,000 times worse for Britain as a result of Brown’s ruinous economic policies.

    He chose to copy the US model, it was Brown’s sytem of regulation that F8cked up and Brown that allowed the ridiculous credit bubble to happen in the UK.

    You might not like Cameron, but the UK just cannot afford another 5 more years of Brown.

  41. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Mar 2010, 12:26pm

    Unemployment rates for major economies worldwide:

    Spain 18.8%
    China 10.2%
    France 10.1%
    United States 9.7%
    Russia 9.2%
    Italy 8.3%
    Canada 8.2%
    Germany 8.2%
    UK 7.8%
    Japan 4.9%

    Source: The Economist 20 March 2010

  42. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Mar 2010, 12:31pm

    vulpus_rex

    I see you suffer from “Tory Tourettes”.

    Such a nasty, socially embarrassing condition.

    You have my sympathy.

  43. Ben Bradshaw is a hypocrite as he so kindly pointed out that the Tories were given a free vote on gay issues but Failed to admit that so Did Labour!

    Bunch o’ Hypocrites!

  44. MJ – Whilst your sympathy is generous, it is unnecessary.

    May I return it in kind for your own deeply unpleasant condition? There is no known cure yet for stupidity, but if you desist from posting on web-sites, you won’t show yourself up too badly!

  45. That video has to be the most beautiful exposé EVER made of the fraudulence of a self-styled gay rights “supporter” of ANY party.

  46. The bottom line is simple

    The Tories are a homophobic party.

    They always have been.

    Call-Me-Dave used to work in PR. He earned his living as a professional liar.

    His ‘commitment’ to LGBT equality is a barefaced lie.

    He is a pitiful leader who now admits that he is not even in control of his own party.

    Thank goodness people are finally seeing through this and the Tories are haemmoraging support.

    And the only defence Call-Me-Dave’s supporters can come up with to defend Call-Me-Dave’s utter uselessness is: “At least he’s not Labour or Gordon Brown”.

    If that’s the best arguement that the Tories can up with for voting Tory then I suspect they have already lost the election.

    Here’s hoping for a Labour-LibDem coalition. At least then we’ll be spared the slightly disguised homophobic bigotry of the Tories.

  47. SimonM, please will you be “My Friend” at in the “MY” section of Pink News? (Click “MY” in the upper left corner of the PN screen.)

    It would be good to confer at points in the future, don’t you think?

  48. what a joke that some gay people on here are sticking up for cameron. idiots.

  49. No, opened minded people who like to think about all opinions and that don’t tow the gay ‘my way or no way’ can’t be any fun.

    Must be challenging having people think for themselves and not following the sheep in being told what to do or say.

  50. Squidgy said: “Have decided once and for all, Labour Are a bunch of hypocrites.”

    Yes, but so are the Tories, as Channel 4 News proved last night.

  51. Well I guess we could go round in circles then!

  52. Labour are a bunch of hypocrites.

    The Tories are a bunch of hypocrites.

    The Tories are also a bunch of nasty homophobes and Call-Me-Dave showed the ugly truth about the homophobia of the Tories last night.

    And the LGBTory continue to live up to their reputation as a useless PR stunt by their continuing refusal to question ANY of the serious issues about the Tory commitment to equal rights.

  53. When is David Cameron going to get around to answering our questions?

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/03/16/exclusive-david-cameron-to-answer-your-questions/

    Or does Tory towers need a week or three to dream up a response!

    Seems like call me ‘Dave’ is ducking out of answering us!

  54. have just typed “david cameron gay times popplewell” into Google

    and got:

    “Results 1 – 10 of about 67,100,000 for david cameron gay times popplewell”

    67,100,000 internet pages worldwide are carrying the story!

    hilarious!

    at last!

    the lying fraudster has been revealed for ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

    and all the world is laughing

    67,100,000 internet pages mean 67,100,000 PEOPLE have posted about that hilarious video

    and how many people have read EACH of those 67,100,000 pages?

    well, shall we say just a very modest 10 visitors per page? (major underestimate)

    that means that SO FAR at least 671,000,000 people all over the world have had a good laugh

    i think the Tories can now safely ta-ta to that 10% LGBT vote, yes?

    great stuff

    luv it!

    maybe the Tory-lovers at pink news will now kindly stop shoving Cameron’s ugly moosh at us every second day of the week?

    if not, then sorry, folks, but your backing a lost cause!

    go on, go and just type “david cameron gay times popplewell” into Google

    it’s be more than 67,100,000

    more and more people are laughing themselves silly at the fool every second!

    must go watch it again!

    YES! (punches air)

  55. Here’s a timeline of David Cameron’s gay rights hokey-cokey, back and forwards he is like someone who has got not the vaguest idea of what he actually thinks at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1999 Shaun Woodward, a Conservative frontbencher, is sacked by William Hague for refusing to back the party’s stance that Section 28 should not be repealed. The controversial legislation banned local authorities from promoting homosexuality in schools. Mr Woodward quits the party, leaving the safe Tory seat of Witney available.

    2000 David Cameron is chosen as the Tory candidate for Witney and on the campaign trail he attacks both Mr Woodward, in a letter to The Telegraph, and Tony Blair for their pro-gay rights approaches.

    He told the local paper: “The Blair government continues to be obsessed with their fringe agenda, including deeply unpopular moves like repealing Section 28 and allowing the promotion of homosexuality in schools. . . Blair has moved heaven and earth to allow the promotion of homosexuality in schools”.

    2003 Once he is elected MP, Mr Cameron votes against the Labour Government’s repeal of Section 28 in the House of Commons.

    2005 By the autumn of 2005, Mr Cameron is elected party leader and he tells the BBC that he is pleased that Section 28 has been abolished.

    “At the end of the day, one section of our community did feel discriminated against by Section 28, and so I’m glad on that basis that it’s gone,” he says.

    2008 He then puts his credentials as a modernising politician on hold by voting against a law making it easier for lesbian couples to receive IVF treatment. He sides with the right of his party saying that the issue goes to the heart of his message that Britain’s society is broken.

    2009 Mr Cameron appears at a gay pride event and apologises for the Tory record on Section 28. “Yes, we may have sometimes been slow and, yes, we may have made mistakes, including Section 28, but the change has happened,” he says.

    2009 Two months later, Tory MEPs refuse to back a cross-party European Parliament vote to condemn a homophobic law passed in Lithuania

    2010 In an interview with gay magazine Attitude, he criticises the Church of England over its attitudes to homosexuality, calling for it to accept equal rights for gays.

  56. Hilarious to read through all the above and see such denial on the part of just three regular posters in the face of such a monumental exposition of Tory fraud as that video.

    The battle is over really. The hets may just get Call-Me-Dave in, but as far as Call-Me-Dave’s fraudulent efforts to woo LGBTs . . . yes, the battle is won. He’s lost the lot of us – except that is for the twisted ones with chips on their shoulder who crave the affirmation of the old British establishment.

    Thanks, Call-Me-Dave. I, and so many others who have known the reality of you all along, can now relax. At last.

  57. Thank you Ian, your report of mr Cameron’s record shows quite an indictment to me. I had no idea he was initially elected on a homophobic ticket, and opposed the repeal of section 28. I was with a group of students today, of whom NONE had learned ANYTHING about the existence of LGBT people in school – now seven years after section 28 was repealed we are still living with its legacy – exactly HOW sorry is Mr Cameron?

  58. So, the Labour Party gave you all silly queens the freedom you’re enjoying right now, but you’re considering voting to the Tory Party that has consistently done more harm to you than any other? Masochism hasn’t got limits for some.

  59. Mihangel apYrs 25 Mar 2010, 9:05am

    having watched his performance, I must say it didn’t impress. At the least I would have expected him to have done his homework: his researchers should have known the likely issues (if only by reading archive articles here and elsewhere), and he ought to have had at least a decent response ready for most things (just think “social/liberal” Dave!)

    As a PM in waiting, he didn’t seem to have the gravitas or savvy for the role; I’m not going to get into his politics

  60. Lets face, so he made a gaffe. I’d rather that than a bunch of lies. Lets be honest people, since when has ANY politician been trustworthy?

    Dude Dave C wouldn’t have won either way because he makes a gaffe and people start whinging and if he hadn’t but made other comments he’d have been whinged at too for that.

    They’re (mostly not all) All say things to get on side. Harriet Harm-em is a disgrace but then Theresa May, Oh Lordy. Both Dude Dave C and Gordy B never vote on gay issues. Ben Bradshaw didn’t even vote on Amendment 70. Oh yes I know probably busy but that arguement only gets used when its Labour.

  61. Well correct me if I am wrong, and I have looked for his tag but…
    ROB N WHERE R YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS?

  62. “Lets face so he made a gaffe” I don’t think so…… what came out was clearly what the homophobic upper classes think of us …cept when they’re fagging in one of their upper class twit schools like Eton. They always were closeted homophobes who weren’t beyond a little fiddle behind the bike shed and then come out shouting about the queers so’s no-one will suspect. Callmedave is fooling no one cept maybe similar closeted homophobic queens with the little wifey “beard” and 2.4 kids who stay behind and clean the moat while daddy cruises the latest cruising layby on the A1 or where ever.

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