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Ann Widdecombe: I wouldn’t have enjoyed serving under David Cameron because of equal marriage

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  1. Don’t worry Anne, we wouldn’t have enjoyed your presence in government for another 5 years, I can’t think of any speech you made which you did not mention your Christian values

    So glad your out of government, you were a tiresome old bore

    1. Won’t be missed indeed; she has a voice like a retarded goose being strangled with piano-wire.

      1. Midnighter 6 Jun 2013, 10:30pm

        That’s what it was. Thank you! Been bugging me for years, listening her to gobbling and honking her way through interviews.

        1. Unfortunately, there are quite a few current MPs who follow the teaching of the Vatican and I find it alarming to have MPs working as agents of a foreign power in Parliament.

  2. PeterinSydney 6 Jun 2013, 8:58pm

    Anne you are a stick in the mud Catholic Conservative convert who has become blinkered by your irrational beliefs. Don’t worry the world does not need your out date views.

  3. Marcwebbo3 6 Jun 2013, 9:04pm

    So this evil old bat breaks her silence at last….since she has never married she has no right to harp on about its virtues and who can and cannot marry…she thinks its her god given right to do so…..well tough it isnt…..thankfully its going to happen without her objections in Parilament….

    1. She also had a makeover including dyed hair which is strange for someone who doesn’t like this image image image.

      More hypocrisy.

      1. That There Other David 7 Jun 2013, 10:45am

        Not that I’m a hairdresser or anything, but isn’t it quite common for women of a certain age to go blonder so the grey isn’t so obvious? When she had that god-awful jet black moptop she must have been doing her roots every week.

        I do however think it funny that she spins this as though David Cameron would want her in his cabinet :-)

  4. Stupid old hag..

  5. Enrique Esteban 6 Jun 2013, 9:11pm

    Please, sign to support gay marriage in Romania.
    http://www.petitieonline.com/vrem_parteneriat_civil_in_romania
    Help to sing: prenume=first name; nume=family name; oras=city; tara=country. You’ll receive and e-mail and have to click on the 2nd link to confirm.

    1. I can’t stand this woman or the way she always decries the way Christianity is being attacked by aggressive secularism. She is one of too many who believe that outdated Christian values and prejudices should be protected and promoted in law forever-more, irrespective of whether or not the British public want the Church to have a central role in our lives.

  6. I can’t stand this woman or the way she always decries the way Christianity is being attacked by aggressive secularism. She is one of too many who believe that outdated Christian values and prejudices should be protected and promoted in law forever-more, irrespective of whether or not the British public want the Church to have a central role in our lives.

  7. Scott Larsen 6 Jun 2013, 9:23pm

    Soooooo glad she isn’t in your Parliament these days. To remind her, this isn’t about her “enjoying” the issue of gay marriage. Leave it to the rest of us GLBT and queer folk to enjoy. Enjoy all the more…

  8. Equal marriage or not, you’ll still die wondering, you silly old bigot! Ugly, inside and out!Smabh

  9. the thought of anne “serving” under cameron makes me feel very ill…

  10. Why on earth do the press keep trotting this belligerent and bigoted old fossil out for her thoughts on gay marriage. We get it – she doesn’t like it.
    Now just leave her to the obscure past and stop giving her press-time to spout her bile.

  11. “I wouldn’t have enjoyed serving under David Cameron because of equal marriage”

    I’m sure David Cameron will be devastated to hear that. You know how to hurt!.

  12. Oh shut up !, fortunately she’s now known by most not as a politician but as the media whore fool on dancing with the stars

  13. More rantings from a Catholic B list EX politician – who cares ?

  14. JackAlison 6 Jun 2013, 10:15pm

    its just a mouth thats in overdrive
    shes so predictable
    i could benignly forgive the claptrap if it was remotely entertaining like baroness “mrs sloCUM” Knight.
    But this ol bitch jus wont die
    an as for serving in cabinet
    like we care???!!!
    who cares??!!!

  15. Why do these hideous bigots keep talking about gay people not being part of a family? WE have families and make families. WE have children and grandchildren. WHAT are they talking about?

  16. Haha she makes me laugh. We don’t care about your opinion Anne or anyone who is protesting against this because to be quiet honest it has no affect on your life what so ever, whereas the people who this does affect this has a massive impact on their life and their future.

  17. Thank you Ms. Widdecombe for providing us with the daft old bat constituency position on the subject. Had you not spoken up we would still be unclear.

  18. Midnighter 6 Jun 2013, 10:35pm

    To paraphrase ever so slightly “I’m not authoritarian BUT society must have a model of one man one woman for marriage”

    Well I’m convinced. I’ve had her wrong for all these years.

  19. I do not care tuppence what Ann Widdecombe thinks about.

  20. This woman gets shown a kindness, respect, consideration and forebearance that she consistently denies others.

  21. Are we really surprised about her views on same sex marriage?…….after all she converted to Catholicism because she didn’t believe in the ordination of women.
    What a ridiculous ol’ duffer she is.

  22. That’s ok Anne if you wouldn’t have liked to work with David Cameron. I’m sure working with a homophobic pope is much more up your street!

    In the meantime, the rest of us living in the real world are spared your inane ranting from the government benches… and long may it continue

  23. …..said the 65-year old virgin and media-whore.

  24. Michael Walsh 7 Jun 2013, 12:39am

    “Marriage isn’t about two people; it is the basis for the family. That’s why it’s unique, and therefore I think society can say we’re keeping marriage for a man and a woman.”

    Is this not a massive contradiction? I agree with the sentiments of her first sentence. Only religious infection could bring about the “logic” of the previous statement to mean those two people should be of the opposite sex.

    1. Exactly!

  25. “Ann Widdecombe: I wouldn’t have enjoyed serving under David Cameron because of equal marriage”

    She’ll never sell ice cream with that attitude.

  26. “I don’t like this thing of image, image, image.”

    Anne, perhaps that is because your ‘image’ doesn’t scrub up to well!

  27. She is as dumb as a rock and senile too

    1. if only she really was dumb and could not speak, but unfortunately the silly woman can’t seem to stop mouthing off.

  28. Charles Bayliss 7 Jun 2013, 6:18am

    That’s why your party got rid of the rubbish, because they knew they would never be amongst the people with the likes of you. The House of Lords have proved David Cameron right in his decision and remember that many of them were your colleagues.

  29. How did so many asexual’s and alleged celibates, whether laypersons or priests, come to be such adamant enthusiasts for a traditional form of marriage exclusively between one man and one woman?

    It’s like promoting a traditional recipe without ever trying to cook or taste it first to see if it’s any good or not.

    Why should we listen to these people who not only have zero personal experience of marriage but who have made a personal decision to completely avoid it?

    1. Midnighter 7 Jun 2013, 2:23pm

      I’m unclear if hers was indeed a personal decision or merely a result of natural selection at work.

      1. Yes and at least she’s the end of her line I suppose, that’s one reason to be glad

  30. She has something of the night about her.

    1. casparthegood 7 Jun 2013, 8:45am

      Mare ?

      1. or ‘Soil’, perhaps….an archaic expression, but apt in this case….

  31. Poor Ann Widdecombe, a life lived in repressed denial of your OWN sexuality is bound to mess you up.

  32. “What does she know about love or marriage?” O’Grady glares, with a glint of mischief. “She’s an eternal virgin. She’ll have on her tombstone, ‘Return to sender, unopened.’” (Paul O’Grady)

  33. Bit rich coming from a woman who has never married!

  34. She is a wanker as well.

  35. The colour ‘Bitter’ really suits her… she might even pull for once wearing it!

  36. Jock S. Trap 7 Jun 2013, 10:20am

    Says the woman who has always had the choice to marry…. (had anyone been brave or mad enough to ask!).

    Fact is she has a choice, we don’t.

    Secondly, times have changed and I’m fed up with those who clearly loathe change because they’d rather have their demented view of the world.

    Whether they like it or not a fairer society makes for a better, progressive, equal society. By all means they may choose not to be a part of it but they should never stop others just because some religious book tells them so.

    It’s wrong and it’s places, very clearly those people who don’t like change on the wrong side of history.

    1. colin (London) 7 Jun 2013, 1:36pm

      Perfectly put

  37. Charliej95 7 Jun 2013, 11:11am

    Why must these unmarried childless old cronies like Widdecombe thing that they have a right to dictate to society about equality ?

    1. It’s the fact that no one’s ever touched her that she is so frustrated!

  38. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Jun 2013, 12:37pm

    OH, I was wondering where this harridan was. What a loon right up there with Baroness Knight although I don’t know who is the looniest at this stage.. Saying the state doesn’t belong in bedrooms is one thing I can agree on which is one of the reasons why Equal Marriage is being legislated, to keep government out of our lives and not dictating who cannot marry, stupid woman.

  39. Colin (London) 7 Jun 2013, 1:34pm

    Another old “has been” who threw herself around on stage for money…

    What does she have to add to this debate. Darling the world has moved on…multiple ways of living models can coexist. The plane t is big enough and people able to cope.

    Stupid woman

  40. Clearly this old battle axe cannot cope with ‘image’ when hers is that of a bigoted bagwoman –

    Go crawl back under your rock Witchiecombe – no one cares what you have to say – like so many of your peers you are on the wrong side of history!

  41. I think most of us are quite happy that Widdecombe is nowhere near government front benches these days – she never did represent anyone but herself and her own peculiar, uninformed views. The fact that she now makes her living as a so called celeb just shows how shallow she really is.

  42. Go away you silly fag hag

  43. “So I’m not authoritarian. I don’t say: ‘You shouldn’t do this, you MUST do that.’ What I do say is that the state MUST have a preferred model.”…….It’s like watching conjoined twins having an argument with themselves….Such a loss to the country when she left Parliament….The Pope’s gain, of course….

  44. I have been wondering how long Westboro Widdecombe would keep out of the light. Go back into your cave you troll.

  45. Diana Hodson 7 Jun 2013, 5:30pm

    so, the old bag has shown her true colours— used to think she seemed ok–(but then, i do live in “Cloud Cuckoo Land “) !!

  46. James Woods 7 Jun 2013, 8:05pm

    Lets face it….if it was left to Anne we would be tarred and feathered and then stoned in public….old liberal that she is….

  47. I think we are tired she hasn’t vanished into a puff of air yet. Was this woman seriously serving in Parliament? It would be inhumane not to shoot her at dawn blindfolded…

  48. Christopher in Canada 7 Jun 2013, 10:24pm

    Sour grapes.

  49. Janet Lameck 7 Jun 2013, 11:50pm

    You SERVE your constituents and what THEY want not your own NARROW minded pettiness! If you don’t like it resign and let someone else SERVE them!

    1. Jock S. Trap 8 Jun 2013, 11:14am

      She isn’t an MP any more…since the last general election.

      Ironically she is replaced by Equalities Minister Helen Grant.

  50. I always thought she sounded like a horrible closeted old lesbian.
    Is that me?

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