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50 senior local Tories write open letter to support same-sex marriage

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Feb 2013, 3:09pm

    Fantastic, about bloody time. I thank and salute them. Tomorrow will be a momentous historic day as the bill passes.

  2. Craig Denney 4 Feb 2013, 3:10pm

    Well that tells them right-wingers where to go!

  3. It will be interesting to see if the BBC puts this news story on their news channel

    1. I doubt it!

    2. The anti-Gay marriage letter was the top story on the BBC News website yesterday. I assume the BBC will now give this story a similar profile on its website.

      I am concerned that, increasingly, the BBC is too quick to offer platform to anti-Gay marriage stories and ignores the pro-stories.

      1. PantoHorse 4 Feb 2013, 5:18pm

        Me too. They seem to be very biased in favour of the anti brigade.

      2. For once they have actually reported it (not actually read it yet),
        and it’s not a top story but at least it’s on there.

    3. Surely they can’t not, given the prolonged publicity they gave to the opposition?

      They are paid and *trusted* to be impartial.

  4. It is good to see that some Conservatives actually know what was in their own party manifesto at the last election.

    While this is good, it is just a shame that these aren’t the ones that are currently sat in parliament.

  5. Robert (Kettering) 4 Feb 2013, 3:27pm

    This is good news and one in the eye for the right wing, religious bigots who have been so vocal of late.

    I can’t wait for tomorrow’s vote and hope for a huge majority “for” SSM.

  6. Many Tories are recovering to the pragmatic self-interest which used to be their hallmark and which La Thatcher helped them to forget: you can be a bigoted loony or you can win elections. In most circumstances you cannot do both. It’s actually helping lgb people this time, and thank goodness for that!

  7. Having talked to a few local Conservatives, it does seem to me that a lot of them are far more enlightened and far more in tune with the times than their parliamentary colleagues. I guess that might be because they have far more contact with ordinary people.

    Regardless of what your political alignment might be, I think these Conservatives who have been standing up to the right-wing of their party, including David Cameron, deserve a lot of credit!


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