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Boris Johnson: I was wrong to make up a quote about King Edward II and his gay lover Piers Gaveston

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  1. Jock S. Trap 26 Mar 2013, 5:27pm

    The 1980s?

    Come on, we can do better than this.

    This is 2013, things have changed, people have changed. End of!

    I would still vote for Boris esp for PM!! lol

    1. I wouldn’t vote for Boris if he was the only candidate on the ballot paper but I do agree with the rest of your comment.

      There are so many more important issues at hand than what Boris Johnson did when he was 23.

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 26 Mar 2013, 5:31pm

    After 100 years the world will remember only film of Derek Jarman, not quote of Boris Johnson.

    1. Gene in L.A. 26 Mar 2013, 5:43pm

      With all due respect to the filmmaker, the world is far likelier to remember Marlowe’s play than Mr. Jarman’s movie.

      1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 26 Mar 2013, 10:58pm

        Well, what about “Brokeback Mountain” (novel and film) ? However, Jarman was Shakespeare of cinema, his film is true piece of art – for ever. And Marlowe was … Marlow.

  3. This from a man who knows his history? Sounds dodgy? Was he pushed or covering for someone else?

  4. This is not news.

    This is Pink News desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel to find some story where the word ‘gay’ is mentioned, and the pretending it is news.

    1. And in any event the word ‘gay’ is not only anachronistic but redundant: if someone called Edward has a relationship with someone called Piers, it’s pretty obvious that it’s a male couple that’s being referred to. (I hate the phrase gay lover.)

  5. Pavlos Prince of Greece 26 Mar 2013, 7:40pm

    Well, what about “Brokeback Mountain” ?(novel and film)

  6. “King Edward fathered at least five children by two women, but was rumoured to have been bisexual by UK’s leading historians.”
    Absurdly writing as if there is a contradiction between bisexuality and having sex with women (“but”).

  7. Too late now Boris, dear.

    You’re unravelling before our very eyes!

  8. Ronete Cohen 26 Mar 2013, 11:02pm

    “King Edward fathered at least five children by two women, but was rumoured to have been bisexual by UK’s leading historians.” But? So bisexuals can’t father children with women? The second half of the sentence does not contradict the first, so please change ‘but’ to ‘and’.

  9. What a PATHETIC documentory, not a mention of Boris’ GROSS Homophobia in the recent past, articles in the Specator ‘3 men & a dog’ & on TV too.

    Have a look at this below if you need a reminder! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3PJm1n90og&feature=share

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