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Lord Maginnis warns withdrawal of whip over anti-gay comments was ‘a gross mistake’

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  1. “I’m somebody with more determination than most. And if it is as I believe, that the party leader has made a gross mistake, then there will be an obligation on him to examine his position”

    Determination to be a bigot and oppose civil rights and equality?

    Determination to incite homophobic hatred?

    Perhaps the leader of the UUP should consider his position and expel Magginis from the party!

  2. Hurry up and die Maginnis, you monstrous,.evil old bigot.

    Notice how the scumbag is acting the big baby, yet refuses to apologise for his neo-fascist comments.

    This Maginnis cretin will not be remembered for his contributions to the peace process in Northern Ireland. He will be remembered for being an evil old homophobic relic of a bygone age.

  3. Sure that was a gross mistake. It was your gross mistake sir…

  4. Further proves that this miserable old scrote should have no place in modern politics

  5. Sounds like he has an inflated sense of importance, most bigots do.

  6. Helen Wilson 19 Jun 2012, 3:11pm

    “It doesn’t affect me insofar as a somewhat inane gesture with no significance other than to demean me.”

    Oh the irony of saying that is totally lost on him! :D

    1. It really is.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Jun 2012, 3:13pm

    I’m so sick and tired of hearing this same old mantra…”The UUP leader holds that civil partnership provides the same benefits as marriage and therefore opposes marriage equality.”

    How would he react if CPs for everyone were suddenly introduced to replace civil marriage? I think we know what the response would be don’t we? Someone should ask him just for the hell of it, really expose the bigotry and hypocrisy.

    1. Hi is also showing his ignorance as he should know (as some senior members of his party certainly know) that the widest disparity in rights between married people and those in Civil Partnerships exists in Northern Ireland where some members of the assembly exploit the difference to further their bigoted agenda.

  8. Maginnis (he does not deserve the title Lord) says:

    “I’m not going to accept it after all my years in the unionist cause — I’m not going to accept that,”

    His choice, he can live in denial if he wants – but the leadership have withdrawn the whip from him and if he continues down the route he has chosen maybe they will expel him, like they did McNarry

    “It doesn’t affect me in so far as a somewhat inane gesture with no significance other than to demean me.”

    Maginnis would know about demeaning – his homophobia is demeaning.

    If however, the UUP stance means nothing to him – then he is making a lot of noise (including threats) in relation to something he perceives as meaningless – the gimp doth protest too much!

    The UUP said “any public comment made by Lord Maginnis, in the media or elsewhere, should not be considered to represent the views” of the party.

    What a genuinely nasty, arrogant piece of work this old man is: not exactly a ‘team player’ by the sounds of things.

  9. Then Lord Maginnis needs to grow the hell up and stop acting like a fool.

  10. Omar Kuddus 19 Jun 2012, 4:52pm


    How can being a bigot and opposing equality and civil rights for ANY CITIZEN be justified.

  11. Given the censure allegedly had no little impact, he seems to be making a big whinging ballyhoo about it.

    Grow up Maginnis!

  12. Yawn. Grow the hell up.

  13. Stupid old fart … nobody denies the right to hold an opinion but that is vastly different from expressing it in a totally disgraceful way. For someone so long in politics he really should know that by now. I wonder how he’ll feel should a youngster get bullied in school due to his remarks and similar statements by other fools!!!!

  14. Each time you pay your taxes (every day unless you live in a cave and eat grass) some of it goes to pay unelected people like this £300+ per day in “expenses” for just turning up. That goes for the “Lords Spiritual” as well.

    1. Yet when we throw a party for the Queen, everyone gets all excited and gushy.

  15. “It doesn’t affect me insofar as a somewhat inane gesture with no significance other than to demean me.”

    The cheek of the old git, his own outrageous comments demean him more.

  16. That There Other David 19 Jun 2012, 7:38pm

    LOL. Does this man think he’s the lead in an action film? “You shouldn’t mess with me”. Ha ha ha.


  17. “Somebody with more determination than most” – translates in to English as “fanatical bigot”. It’s to our national shame that we have politicians like this in our government.

  18. GingerlyColors 20 Jun 2012, 7:26am

    Lord Maginnis should be given another type of whip.

  19. I WISH we could get some of our homohaters in Congress thrown out on their asses.

    I’m really all for freedom of speech but we have been hearing a lot of inflammatory language over here in the US lately and I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more deranged people takes the hate speech and starts killing GLBT. We really don’t need any more hate speech.

    I agree there are much better people than Lord Maginnis.

  20. What a nasty creep. I sent him an email protesting his hateful comments, and he replied calling me a “faceless twit” with “no balls”. (Funny how homophobes are always referencing male genitalia…)

    Here are the contact details of this walking anachronism:
    The Lord Maginnis of Drumglass
    Ph: +44(0)77-6776-3763

    1. Ah Lord Maginnis – when you resort to insults, you have lost the argument.

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