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Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 May 2013, 4:28pm

    I thought that every so handsome sexy Nick Herbert’s comment about Chris and John’s ties was hilarious, certainly not mean-spirited. Arguably, I think Nick’s two speeches on Monday was the best I’ve heard in the entire debate. Margot James facial expression was priceless.

  2. Jock S. Trap 22 May 2013, 4:35pm

    Erm……………….. ABBA… Ties.. yep all major contributing factors… Least there were comic moment but don’t call us…

    Although Margo face is a picture!! lol

    That Burrowes creature to a school girl… seriously… do we need to say any more? Though it IS his job to explain… sore loser me thinks.

  3. wow. who says politicians are out-of-date!? anyone with an ounce of intelligence would body-swerve easy rhyming couplets sang in pidgen english with facile harmonies and mushy over-production. gay dial-a-cliche crap!

  4. To be fair to Gerald Howarth, we do see marriage equality as a stepping stone to something further – its a stepping stone to full equality!

  5. I was pulling a similar face to Margot throughout the equality debate. I just couldn’t believe how stupid and openly bigoted so many MP’s were. Shocking.

  6. Christopher Hobe Morrison 22 May 2013, 6:29pm

    Parliament broadcasts live video on the internet, so I was able to watch the entire debate. The opponents said many things that were repulsive to put it mildly. The people you mention seemed to go out of their way to be offensive to gays and people who support them. The supporters didn’t do this, but then it is always harder to be a loser especially if you think God will punish you.

    This reminds me of the DUP, the party whose leader Ian Paisley was on one occasion kicked out of the European Parliament for calling the Pope the Anti-Christ and refusing to be silent. Several members of this party feel that God will judge anyone who supports gay equality. Hopefully people taking part in the debate in the House of Lords will remember the way the antis behaved during this debate and act accordingly.

  7. “Touche Mr Burrowes, touche.”

    Surely you meant to write “douche”?

  8. Frank Boulton 31 May 2013, 7:03pm

    Now that Lord Tebbitt has declared himself to be one of us, perhaps we should honour him with the title “Normal Norman.”

  9. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Dec 2013, 1:41pm

    Daniel Kawczynski could take a chance on me any day of the week. Arguably the hunkiest MP ever. How lucky his boyfriend is.

    John Bercow in my view tied his tie a bit better than Chris Bryant.

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