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  1. Romola Des Loups 14 Jan 2013, 7:36pm

    Her position on equal marriage seems rather ambiguous to me, perhaps they were confused? Her stance seems to be ‘I’m not a bigot but I’m prepared to pander to those of you who are’.

    1. Spanner1960 15 Jan 2013, 9:01am

      What part of “Ms Newton has said she personally supports proposals to allow same-sex couples to marry.” seems confused to you?

      You people will slag off Tories even when they support us.

      1. How is she supporting us if she votes with the bigots despite believing (as she has indicated) that equal marriage is right? I wouldn’t call this very solid support. How scientific will the results of the debate be? How many of her constituents will have a say?
        Lets ask the residents of Truro what they think of asylum seekers and then sign that into law.
        You just blindly defend Tories no matter what they do. Totally idiotic.

        1. Bill Cameron 15 Jan 2013, 1:41pm

          It will be easy enough to check how she has voted when it comes up in the HoC; then she can be criticised if she opposes the change. I think, on the face of it, her statement seems pretty clear and straightforward – that she is going to take account of the views of her constituents, which seems reasonable to me, whilst expressing (which politicians often avoid doing nowadays) her own personal view.

      2. PantoHorse 15 Jan 2013, 9:43am

        She said that whilst she’s personally for equal marriage, she will allow the views of her constituents to inform her vote – if enough of them are against, then she’ll vote against.

      3. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Jan 2013, 2:09pm

        We’ll find out if she truly supports us when the vote comes won’t we? If she were to attend a debate to ban a woman’s right to abortion even though she would be against it and the audience were in overwhelming support of such a ban, by her deduction she would vote for it in spite of her personal views. Now if she said the is going to vote yes for equal marriage in spite of it, then we would already know that she supports us. Saying and doing are two different things.

  2. Cardinal Fang 14 Jan 2013, 7:38pm

    “During last November’s by-election in the Northamptonshire town of Corby, C4M delivered 46,000 leaflets in the constituency prior to polling day.”

    If they were endorsing a particular candidate, (1) was this taken into account in financial limits for political spending in an election ( I assume there are some!); and (2) Are foreign funds being used to try and affect the result of British elections, particularly from a) US Evangelical groups and/or b) The Vatican. Shouldn’t this be investigated?

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Jan 2013, 8:15pm

    The problem I have with this is if the majority of those at the debate will be against equal marriage and I suspect that to be the case with an Anglican bishop there stirring up the shit, then she’ll vote no not realising that the country as a whole supports it. I don’t buy her outrage that C4M used her photograph without permission. She’s already said she’ll vote depending on the views of those at the debate which will be against equal marriage of course. Typical bloody Tory expediency at work again. She can’t be that supportive if she’s going to allow a bunch of religious bigots control the debate and I doubt if there will be many attending who are in support of us, always the case in those backward areas of the UK. So f_ck off Sarah Newton, damned coward.

  4. There was no mention of who would be there to speak for the pro-equality side. Not much of a forum if only one side is represented. But that’s historically par for the course when it comes to discussing gay rights.

  5. I am a little confused here: she said that she personally supports the plans for same sex marriage but will make her final decision based on the outcome of the forthcoming debate.

    What a pile of poop!

    The vote in the commons is a free vote. If you conscience is telling you that it is the right thing to do, then you go with that. Don’t let those idiots sway your mind the other way. Remember, you will be judges on this for the rest of your life.

    1. Cardinal Capone 15 Jan 2013, 11:20am

      That’s not what the article says, it says she’ll base her vote on the views she hears. She could hear a lot of people spouting totally irrational anti gay nonsense, and on hearing that, decide that her own view is the correct one.

  6. Jock S. Trap 15 Jan 2013, 10:19am

    Proof the C4M campaign and it’s leader will stoop to any levels of sewage to get their point across. So desperate and so discriminating they feel the need to abuse their own power to spread hate and lies.


    I hope Ms Newton does take action and put this vile C4M campaign in the bad light the rest of us see it for.

  7. Our f#ckin rights should not even be up for “debate”.

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