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Tory MP David Burrowes: I only want a referendum on same-sex marriage so I can defeat the government’s bill

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  1. He will not give up will he? I am sure that his constituents would prefer that he spent his time on other things rather than making a tit of himself on TV & radio!

    The man is a complete and utter moron!

    1. He is troughing away and enjoying playing to the gallery at the same time. Wonder if he is one of those who complains about so much time being “wasted” on this issue? Still from his point of view it’s probably easier than dealing with complex economic issues on some finance committee.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:30pm

      He’d better be extremely careful what he wishes for. Sooner or later, a referendum to disestablish the state cult might be on the agenda of some in Parliament. You can bet he’d be the first to say NO to that. Karma can sometimes be a bitch, Burrowes, you bigoted fool.

      1. How about at the same time as the referendum on EU membership.

        No time like the present.

        (And while we are at it, a referendum on whether to keep the monarchy as well.)

  2. C U Next Tuesday!

  3. No, you thick-witted Tory mouth-breather, it is not a “significant social change” – it will have NO effect at all in any way, shape or form on anyone other than the LGBT people who take a step closer to fully equal citizen status.

    Granting marriage rights to LGBT couples as well as heterosexual couples will have no more change on marriage than giving women the right to vote changed the nature of voting. It is pure hysterical bigot-baiting pandering. Something he KEEPS doing because he must think it is a bloody vote winner (wonder why?)

    Oh, and can we expect a fly-by by our Tory apologist snotbubbles having a bit of a cry about how mean it is to call this imbecile out on his mentally incontinent drivel? Always good for a laugh.

  4. 1) It wouldn’t defeat the bill because most people support the bill.

    2) Human rights shouldn’t be up for vote.

    Now please go away.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 6:10pm

      His bogus statement about building consensus is breath-taking. Is he not aware that there was a very long public consultation resulting in a majority of the public supporting equal marriage? Consultations are in a way a type of referendum and the people have already spoken to proceed with the legislation.

      I’d like to see a consultation to disestablish the state cult, but I’m sure he wouldn’t go for that now would he?

  5. ‘Social change’ isn’t brought about by acts of parliament – it’s brought about organically as society develops. Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to have noticed that this particular social change has already happened – the populace at large accepts the idea of equal marriage. It’s just a small minority of ignorant idiots who want to deprive other of happiness – based entirely on bigotry – that still oppose. Shame on him.

  6. Marcwebbo3 14 May 2013, 4:36pm

    He really has a face you want to smack…HARD!

    1. Only if I could disinfect my hand immediately afterwards

    2. Only if I could disinfect my hand immediately afterwards…just in case stupidity is contagious

  7. David Burrowes is not the slightest bit concerned about the implications of the Same Sex Couples Bill. He simply doesn’t want homosexual folk to be raised to the same level as himself.

    David Burrowes loathes homosexual people so much that he feels he will be sullied.

    Mr. Burrowes is a sad and pathetic little man whose self-respect is based largely upon the fact that he’s a heterosexual who still has special heterosexual privileges. Once those privileges are shared with us “vile homos” he feels he will have lost his higher status.

    Mr. Burrowes has a personal need to feel superior to homosexual people.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:35pm

      He’s not going to succeed. The man is a clown, a buffoon shilling for the the state cult and several hate groups, C4M/Christian Institute, Christian Concern, Anglican Mainstream and SPUC. It’s never occurred to him why he sits on the back benches. He’ll never make it to the front, just like that other bigot loser friend of his, Tim Loughton. I hope there will eventually be a constituent change in his district to boot him out on his fat arse, useless jumped-up little scumbag.

  8. Jock S. Trap 14 May 2013, 4:44pm

    This vile creep is just too obsessed and I suspect he will be caught with his trousers down in some way with another man/boy.

    He doesn’t want a democracy he wants a religious dictatorship. It’s appalling in the 21st Century that these idiots still exists in positions of power.

    Still we see his true colours, his true bigotry. He will fail. He Will fall!

  9. bobbleobble 14 May 2013, 4:45pm

    I’m so sick of this idiot. Good on Matthew Parris for calling him out. This guy isn’t interested in acting like an MP, instead he’s behaving like a small child who can’t have his own way and a bully. And on top of all that he wants to enshrine anti-gay discrimination in law and give it protected status under equalities legislation.

    It also shows his insincerity over the manifesto and referendum arguments. They’re red herrings designed to give his true motivations a veneer of acceptability.

    Mr Burrowes you were not elected to Parliament to represent your church. It’s time you take your responsibilities seriously or resign your seat.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:26pm

      This delusional halfwit is a total idiot to think the Commons is going to vote overwhelmingly for a referendum after the super majority on February 5th, bloody fool.

      1. A delusional halfwit, indeed, who truly believes that he is a modern martyr, that some Big Pixie in the Sky is going to pin a medal on little David’s chest when he gets to “Heaven”.

        What a waste of his life.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 6:15pm

      Well, a veneer of acceptability will soon disintegrate next monday and tuesday. He’s a fool to even think he’ll succeed. The Tory party will never lose the ‘nasty’ stigma with idiots like this sitting in Parliament. It confounds me that people can vote these loons into public office, almost as bad as their American counterparts in the republican party of hate.

  10. The Halcyon 14 May 2013, 4:47pm

    I’d support a referendum on same-sex marriage, if there was also a question on opposite-sex marriage. Fair’s fair after all. And a referendum on divorce, especially when a marriage has lasted mere days rather than years.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 6:16pm

      And a referendum to disestablish the state cult to top it all. He’d be the first to cry foul, bloody hypocrite.

  11. He needs to get out more !

  12. David Burrowes, a secret self-loathing homosexual?

  13. He must have been running with another party’s manifesto if he isn’t even aware of the one published by his very own party.
    Aren’t there rules about such deceptive conduct in parliament?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:48pm

      All of them ignore the Contract for Equalities published before the election making it public knowledge and appeared alongside the manifesto. During the Committee Hearings, Helen Grant pointed it out to him but he refuses to listen, dismisses it. There was no hidden agenda to sneak in equal marriage whatsoever.

  14. What did you do in the war daddy? Oh, I battled against equality.

  15. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:22pm

    He and others just like him didn’t object to the NHS reforms which weren’t in any manifesto.

    He’s a bigot and a homophobe and I don’t care how many gay friends he has or so he claims and probably fictitious anyway, or that he supports CPs. Most of those in opposition to equal marriage never supported CPs during the consultation and after yet all of a sudden, they support them to justify a ban on equal marriage, bloody bigoted religious hypocrites. These are the same people who would oppose CPs for heterosexuals which would prove beyond any doubt that they aren’t equal as Burrowes claims.

    Even if a referendum were possible, he’d still oppose equal marriage and not vote for it. All of that bogus nonsense about building consensus my arse. A bigot is a bigot!

    1. Can you imagine any gay man or woman being a friend of this individual? (Using the usual understanding of “friend”, that is.) I can’t. I simply couldn’t feel any warmth towards him whatsoever. And I don’t believe he could possibly show any genuine warmth towards me either. Any warmth he might show would have to be false.

      1. Their is a word that describes that – sociopath.

  16. Is his constituency of Enfield-Southgate a marginal seat?

    How can we make sure this hate-filled, religious extremist bigot loses his seat at the next election.

    Even if it is a safe Tory seat what can we do to ensure that UKIP takes votes from him to allow Labour to take the seat.

    This man is a dangerous, undemocratic bigot – he represents his cult, not his constituency

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:37pm

      From what I know, it’s a semi-marginal seat. There’s every chance he could lose re-election in 2015.

    2. bobbleobble 14 May 2013, 7:31pm

      Probably not marginal enough for him to lose although his fellow bigot in Enfield North, Nick De Bois will probably find himself without a seat.

      The saddest thing is that Burrowes took this seat from Stephen Twigg in 2005. Twigg made it back into Parliament in a seat in Liverpool in 2010 but if only he could have held on in 2005 we could have had someone reasonable representing that seat instead of this buffoon.

      He’s probably got someone reading these comments by the way! We know how much he loves Pink News! (Sarcasm alert!)

  17. ‘Mr Burrowes replied: “No but you have to accept that the issue of gay marriage has been particularly significant not least in the party but also the nation”.’

    Cr*p, Mr Burrowes. It’s only such a big issue to YOU. What’s your problem and why do you care so much? Hate? Self-hate looking for a distraction by picking on others? Or insecurity about your own sexuality?

    Or maybe ALL of those.

    1. And did you see Nadine Dorries last night on Newsnight, regarding her support for an immediate referendum on Europe? Twice she said, and clearly with planned thought, as if she believed this would really fortify her point, “If we can push through something like Gay Marriage . . . then why not a referendum on Europe?”

      And of course the way in which she said “Gay Marriage” was not at all pleasant. The conveyed meaning of her question was: “If we can push through something as trite, and pointless, and disgusting as Gay Marriage . . . then why not a referendum on Europe because that is a far far more important thing!”

      Dorries seems to have come back with a flourish. Apparently they had a party the other night to welcome her back into the flock. She’s another dangerous one. Even if we do succeed in gaining our right to marry, she’ll be amongst those who’ll say: “Well, you may be able to marry, technically, but I know what I think of a gay marriage! It’s not a proper marriage!”

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 May 2013, 5:44pm

        Do we really care a flying toss what this immoral harpie thinks? The government and the law will think ours are proper marriages, that’s all that counts. Every time she commits adultery and believe me, she will, she destroys another marriage and the men she sleeps with are not in proper marriages either if they have to resort to sleeping with another woman other than their wives. The woman has no scruples, totally and morally bankrupt.

        1. Maybe Nadine Dorries and David Burrowes should rent a room and go at it, hammer and tongs? Maybe it might bring a bit of peace and pleasure into their lives and cause them to stop looking so meanly and disparagingly on a large proportion of the UK’s population?

          “Oh, David!” “Oh, Nadine!”

          Oh, what an amusing spectacle!

        2. Read it and weep.

          This evil adulteress has no claim on any moral high ground.

  18. Michael 2912 14 May 2013, 5:28pm

    What a horrible combination of characteristics is encapsulated in this individual: stupidity; unkindness; ignorance; disrespectfulness; and intolerance. I struggle to see what there is to like. Come on you Endfield folks: boot him out.

    1. Michael 2912 15 May 2013, 9:03am

      Oops – Enfield. Auto-correct got me!

  19. By demonising gay people like this bigot Burrowes does he is openly inviting the press to go snooping into his personal life.

    Is his personal and private life 100% above reproach?

    it had better be – because his obsession with gay people means that his personal life is certainly not off limits.

    Any embarrassing scandals in his background?

    We have a right to know.

    1. We can only hope that someone is currently going through his dustbins and finding out the awful truth! :-)

  20. i want, i want, i want… is he a 7yo?!

    bell. end. put the words together and what do you get, children? david burrowes. is it any wonder there is so much voter apathy in britain with idiots like this up for selection!? perhaps burrowes and the nasty party should do something about this issue, than obsess about the types of people who best fit the sacred fable-text’s exacting criteria for marriage! and this is the politest version of my view to fill this comment box.

  21. Talk about state the friggin obvious we saw right thru it as soon as you said it. There is no need to explain it.

  22. I feel sorry for David Cameron having to put up with idiots like this.

    1. If Cameron didn’t know how many bigoted half-wits there were in the parliamentary party when he contested the leadership then he is even dimmer than I thought.

  23. ‘David Burrows justified…’ No he didn’t. He made a pathetic attempt to.

  24. Christopher Coleman 14 May 2013, 6:30pm

    All of these high-sounding moralisms are motivated by one thing: meanness of spirit.

  25. I thought the shark in Jaws was pretty damn awesome….I wonder if he masturbates whilst watching shark porn…lol

  26. What a self-serving egotistical little sh*t!!!

  27. He’s going to feel pretty foolish in a few years time.

  28. Colin (London) 15 May 2013, 12:35am

    Burrowes get over yourself. Most people don’t care one way or the other as it will only affect a small minority group.

    Push them and they will do the right thing…vote for EQUALITY.

    The only ones dragging their feet are churches and some older people who refuse to move with the world. Even within churches we have wide support from parishioners. It’s their PR machines that get media headlines.

    UK Parliamant passed the first 2 readings with a sizable majority on a FREE vote. You are on the wrong side of history.

  29. GingerlyColors 15 May 2013, 1:00pm

    If David Burrowes did get his way and have a referendum on gay marriage then it will most likely backfire in his face as most people here in the UK would probably vote in favour of it.
    I know that the rights of a minority shouldn’t be decided by a popular vote of the majority and there is a danger that most people will not bother voting in such a referendum and those who do vote will have strong views on the subject either way. Remember, the hardliners always vote in elections and referendums.

  30. I really cannot wait for this whole equal marriage issue to be over and done with. The sooner we get equal marriage, the sooner these idiots will crawl back under their rocks to ponder what to complain about next when society doesn’t collapse around us.

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