The homophobes will ignore this poll as they have ignored all others and continue to claim that David Cameron is ‘out of touch’ with the country with regards to his desire to give gay people the right to marry.
The real news here is that the Conservatives will lose the election if they retreat from marriage equality. Quite apart from the question of justice, the Tories had better get in line or the train will pull out of the station without them.
I think they’re likely to lose the next election whatever they do, but will lose more heavily if they renegue on marriage equality. The LibDems will likely do badly whatever happens. The awful prospect of another Labour governments looms :( In any case, I think same-sex marriage is likely to be on the statute books before the next election. I suspect in 2019 or 2020 people will realise (again) how foolish/mad they were to elect another Labour government in 2015.
I wouldn’t be so sure on any of those predictions. We’re pretty much in uncharted territory at the moment. If the economy rebounds in 2013, as it may or may not do, then everything will change. And I always remember how bad the Tory prospects looked in 1992 right up until the week before the election, only for them to be granted another five years. Sometimes the voters decide it’s better the devil you know.
Voting against their own interests or abstaining will only guarantee a return to power of a Labour government, possibly for the next ten years, sending the Tory party back into isolation. I can’t imagine tjeu are stupid enough to make it happen by voting for UKIP or just staying home on election day. Either way it’s a vote for Labour.
I’m surprised the Mail concedes that 60% of the British public support equal marriage. It’s probably a bit higher. I think the Mail and Telegraph know the writing is on the wall, a hopeless cause to keep banging on so negatively about. Once it passes, they will look awfully stupid knowing that their opposition was all for nothing.
I hope I am wrong about the next election, for both the Conservatives and the LibDems sakes – the political dynamics of the next two years could change dramatically though, so perhaps it could turn out better for both than the ‘tea leaves’ indicate currently ;) Let’s hope, in any case, that same-sex marriage will be a reality by then and accepted by more or less everybody as such, just as civil partnerships are now.
I’m sure the bigots and homophobes will conduct polls of their own now to try to prove the opposite.
It’s looking though like the bigots and homophobes days are numbered on this one. I’m sure they’ll find another area of our lives to condemn and poke their noses into.
lots of the phobes are poking their noses into other guys backsides, eg rimming
My thannks to a PN commentator who a month or 2 ago explained REACTION FORMATION
Lots of those homophobes sex starved are priests who are tooooo busy touching kiddies genitals
Cant help but notice that comments are closed in the article in the Mail…
The “trendy votes” argument makes no sense. A vote is a vote no matter who it comes from. If this legislation gets more votes then that’s just democracy.
So maybe it is that group of peers and mp’s who are actually ignoring public opinion then.
Even the mail is coming to realise how out of touch it is.
Personally, I loath the Tory party- for once, though, they are doing something right. Almost makes up for all the things they did wrong…
I think they still have some way to go…
Before we all jump for joy that the Daily Wail is on board, here is a typical response to Cameron’s announcement that gay marriage will be law: “No doubt the left will be pleased, and rubbing their hands together with anticipation at the thought of the Government forcing the Church of England to perform gay marriages. Not only should Dave be sorting out other problems first, but as a separation of Church and state, it should be up to the Church if it wants to allow it in particular parishes. You know as well as I do that they’ll end up trying to force the Church to allow it everywhere but they won’t dare do it to a certain other religion… don’t want the lefties to become enraged. Gay people can already have civil partnerships… a marriage is between a man and woman, not same sex couples. That’s not marriage.” *facepalm*