She’s absolutely right. If people for example such as David Burrowes in fact the majority of them in opposition had been inundated with mail supporting equal marriage, they still would have voted against it using CPs as the reason for doing so. The majority of the opposition would have done exactly the same. Who are they kidding? Leanne has caught them in a lie. This is more to do with homophobia and catering to religious bigotry because the majority of them are also religious. Does anyone really believe anything the opponents say?
We all know that homophobes and bigots love to shout their homophobia and bigotry from the highest hilltop. However, despite portraying themselves as the majority, they are actually in the minority. C4M make such a big deal out of the fact that they have 500,000 signatures on their petition. In reality that less than 0.012% of the population, yay!
One MP who voted against equal marraige claimed C4M had 612,000 signatures. Even if that were true which it isn’t, it’s a minority of opinion. They use whatever figure to demand a referendum that isn’t going to happen. Now I wonder if C4EM had managed to get as many signatures calling for a referendum to disestablish the church, would they be the first to oppose it? Of course they would.
Yep, 2 billion people have been fooled by the old Christian POS buybull. And 6 billion hamburgers sold by McDonalds doesn’t mean they have the highest quality hamburger.
“MPs should not vote against equal marriage simply over the size of their ” brains…
The problem with ‘politics by mailbag’ is that a person who takes the time to sit down and write a letter or e-mail to their MP is not typical of most people. An MP may get several thousand letters or e-mails complaining about a particular Bill in Parliament, but they are usually organised and many are using ‘pro-forma’ letters distributed to them by the organisers. Meanwhile, the vast majority of an electorate in a constituency are not in any way interested in corresponding with their MP. The MP may say that his vote reflects the views of his constituents, but he or she is fully aware that that is not the case and is only representing the view of an organised minority, which tend to be fanatical bigots (as the case is regarding the equal marriage legislation), not the more moderate silent majority.
The population of David Morris’s constituency of Morecambe and Lunesdale runs to 69,254. He received 15 letters in support of SSM and !000 in opposition. The most conservative reckoning would have at least 2000 GLBT people living there. where were their letters? Piss poor effort, I say.
Correct. If The Daily Mail reading public had its way, hanging would be reintroduced tomorrow. Our elected representatives are there to do what is right – not what the ‘hang em and flog em’ nutters would have them do.