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Baroness Knight criticised for her ‘silly’ remarks about gay people and antiques

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  1. Jock S. Trap 6 Jun 2013, 4:05pm

    Jill Knight adds more proof that the House of Lords needs to change to being elected.

    Like Most things Ms Knight clearly has a sell by date and serves no purpose for the country other than to discriminate.

    She doesn’t have a clue about the LGBT community other than her narrow minded, warped 1950’s version that does no-one any justice.

    Time to make these people retire and add an elected Lords to the picture.

    1. Jock, I can’t help feel that Jill Knight does more for our cause than most. What right-minded person could listen to that without coming to the conclusion that she and others with similar view are a bunch of loons. She’s winning the argument for us.

      1. Good point. She isn’t converting anyone to her cause, and those that agree with her are unlikely to change, ever. Perhaps we should consider her as a provider of counterintuitive humour!

  2. “Baroness Knight, who as a minister in the 1980s introduced the Section 28 law that prohibited the “promotion” of homosexuality…”

    Thanks for that, you evil cow.

    Projecting your own secret shame on the rest of us. Why would anyone do that to another human being? Why?!! And f_cking CHILDREN, no less!

  3. i don’t see a higher authority than being alive and happy. It does go show that some people are happy to allow sub cultures to exist.. and to you knight ( for I wont call you by a title ) ,, thank you for surviving 2 wars where the fight was for making people equal.. Why not be brave and do it once agaiN? belive in love belive in life belive in equality

  4. “Baroness Knight said she was not suggesting gay people should be discriminated against as they were in the past.”


    [Knight] said: “We’ve all got friends who are homosexuals.”

    You haven’t, dear. You really, really haven’t (not if they’ve got something about them, anyway).

  5. Why is it that those who work in the public sector, when they reach retirement age, they are forced to retire and yet this old witch is still sitting in the House of Lords?

    She should have no place in modern politics.

    1. Agree but D McCabe, don’t be unkind by comparing her to witches, she is so much worse :-)

  6. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Jun 2013, 4:33pm

    Peter Tatchell, You are absolutely right ! Her remarks reminds me of what people said 40 to 50 years ago ! (H. V. T.-Norway)

    1. Indeed. But time and attitudes move on as we have just seen in this latest House of Lords vote.

      By the way Helge I have just returned from Norway where I spent 2 days in hospital having concussed myself in a fall in Oslo. What was as wonderful as the care I received was the gracious, courteous attitude shown to my partner throughout the traumatic 2 days. There was absolutely no question that he should be involved in every stage of the process of my treatment. I am more in love with Norway than ever!

      1. oops – ‘That he should NOT be involved in every stage’

      2. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Jun 2013, 8:53pm

        Oh- very Nice, John F ! The vote in The House of Lords was just wonderful.. I’m glad you have positive experiences from your stay in Norway, and do hope you are fit and fine by now. We are neighbours-England and Norway, in many ways. So it is important that we treat eachother with the utmost respect ! Warm wishes from a sunny and mild Oslo—

  7. Dave Nash 6 Jun 2013, 4:39pm

    My favourite part is where she says, “we’ve all got friends who are homosexuals”; sounds exactly like, “all my friends are gay”. She really doesn’t get it.

    1. It also has a ring of ‘I’m not racist, but…..”

  8. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Jun 2013, 4:55pm

    She’s living in a time warp, still using ‘homosexual’ which often connotes negativity for most of these loons.

    A serious review of the Lords must be forthcoming after her outrageously offensive comments as well as a petition calling for the disestablishment of the CoE.

  9. Beelzeebub 6 Jun 2013, 4:57pm

    As someone said yesterday.

    Doesn’t she have some WONGA adverts to appear in.

  10. GulliverUK 6 Jun 2013, 5:00pm

    You’d have to embarrassed to have a mother or grandmother like that. Driven by homophobia such that her vision of the truth is so obscured she has no idea what planet she’s living on. Probably another parliamentarian whose … lost her marbles.

    She’s a Victorian throwback, out of her era, lost in the void between the immoral Victorian era and today. Living in her Westminster bubble she has no clue about modern Britain, and I suspect no desire to find out either. She is the epitomy of everything which is wrong with some members of the House of Lords. People like her shame the whole of the UK. Not one consideration for others, to empathy or human compassion, a worthless vessel of hate and bitterness for her own wretched existence.

  11. Lord "I'm not homophobic" Thug 6 Jun 2013, 5:02pm

    I would guess that speakers in favour of the wrecking amendment were briefed to make sure they sounded like they had nothing against gay people and it was all just about “protecting marriage” ( from us!). This was the best she could come up with. In another debate she might equally suggest that black people are all good at singing and dancing perhaps.

  12. Chris Quinton 6 Jun 2013, 5:03pm

    Tolerant? That word should never be attached to equality issues. It is a patronising negative, implying that the person/situation being tolerated by Xxx/society is wrong, but Xxx/society will put up with it.

    1. Abp Weasel 6 Jun 2013, 5:26pm

      Hilarious, especially the response about calling one’s archbishop an onanist. Positively Wildean.

  13. Christopher in Canada 6 Jun 2013, 5:22pm

    Seeing as her next big life event will be a date with an undertaker, I think we can let this woman go her merry way.

    1. I’m guessing she will be cremated, not in this earthly plain but in the fires of hell.

  14. This silly creature looks like and sounds like a cross between Barbara Cartland and Mary Whitehouse, creatures of bygone age. She’s an antique piece herself.

    1. Only more a late-Victorian chamber pot (cracked) than George II silver wine cooler.

    2. And we homosexuals, who are apparently ‘good with antiques’, would value all of these antiques as having zero value given they are all damaged, all having damaged minds.

    3. I’ve just had to do a double take.
      I thought that photo was ENA SHARPLES.

      All that’s missing is the hairnet.

      Please tell the silly old mare, someone.

  15. Michael Igoe 6 Jun 2013, 6:31pm

    There’s a logical problem with Knight’s comment on blindness and sight as natural inequality – quite apart from its obvious silliness. If people are blind, that’s a fact of nature. If there’s deliberate discrimination on any ground, that’s human action. Mrs Knight should understand that surely rather than promote this sort of silliness and prejudice. Talking about antiques…..Say no more.

  16. Nick Lowe 6 Jun 2013, 6:32pm

    She appears to be a spectacularly naive woman.

    1. No, she is not naive – she is vicious.

  17. Enrique Esteban 6 Jun 2013, 6:55pm

    Pls, sign to support equal marriage in Romania.
    Help to sign: prenume=first name; nume=family name; oras=city; tara=country.
    You’ll receive a mail and have to click on 2nd link to confirm.

  18. Dan Filson 6 Jun 2013, 7:20pm

    I am NoT ” extremely, very, very good at artistic things, very good at things like antiques, knowledgeable” Well perhaps knowledgeable, But what puerile (or the femaile equivalent) stereotyping. The case for permitting peer to retire grows stronger by the second.

    1. If I were similarly given to antiquated stereotyping I might mutter remarks along the lines of “a woman’s place is in the kitchen” – which, in this particular woman’s case, might at least have been more useful than coming up with the drivel she’s spouted in the last few days.

  19. Michaelandfred 6 Jun 2013, 7:38pm

    I’m glad Peter cleared that up. My husband and I are far too exhausted from causing all the natural disasters here in America to have to take up a hobby like antiquing.

    Who knew being gay would be so time consuming…..

  20. I have never been artistic and nor do I like antiques especially ones that patronise me in a condescending manner…..such tired old tory bigotry. I suggest Veritas Clinic as an option for her condition!!

    1. “I suggest Veritas Clinic as an option for her condition!!”

      Good suggestion but perhaps ‘cremation’ would be even better – it is guaranteed to cure her ‘ailment’, permanently.

  21. Rev. David Gray 7 Jun 2013, 12:35am

    Her plea that people need more time to come to terms with their prejudices while ignoring the terrible suffering those prejudices cause others is at the heart of what is wrong with the current leadership of the Church of England and other institutions.

  22. That woman needs to get out a bit more. For goodness sake take her out on the town, to a few venues. Might blow the cobwebs out from somewhere!

  23. Justusboyz 7 Jun 2013, 7:37pm

    Silly old bag!

  24. I’m staggered that someone who has risen to such powerful office can be so stupid. Oh well never mind, she’ll be dead soon

  25. I’ve just had to do a double take.
    I thought that photo was ENA SHARPLES.

    All that’s missing is the hairnet.

    Please tell the silly old mare, someone.

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