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Tory MP Andrew Bridgen: Equal marriage is the last straw, Cameron has to go

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  1. Thank you Mr S-E L – keep this up. To those of us who support another party it is just music to our ears!

  2. Mihangel apYrs 10 Jun 2013, 5:33pm

    equal marriage won’t do for the Tories, the EU will

  3. most planes have autolanding systems now so i dont think you have to worry about landing ;)

    1. “compared the situation to being in an aeroplane with a pilot who did not know how to land”

      Presumably, Ukip are the terrorists holding the grenade with the pin pulled out asking to be taken to Atlantis.

      Mr Bridgen is the fool trying to reason with them, only you cannot reason with loons.

      Most of the passengers just want to go to the destination on the ticket.

  4. “Help, do something… all our core bigots are defecting to UKIP, let’s coax them back with some rampant bigotry quick!”
    I guess some people wear their toxicity with pride.
    I say let Nigel Farage have them. For all their protestations about not being the BNP in suits UKIP sure seem to attract that demographic.
    If detoxifying the party leaves the tories without a USP, then maybe it’s time they had a good hard look at themselves.

  5. Robert (Kettering) 10 Jun 2013, 5:49pm

    Stop bellyaching about old news Mr Brigden. It’s done and the vast majority in the UK, Commons and now the Lords approve of SSM. If you’re not happy with the party then leave and join one, like UKIP, that satisfies your love of homophobia and bigotry. You won’t be missed!

  6. There was a massive majority in the commons and in the Lords, and the majority of the public back this, and he thinks this is all down to David Cameron – what a tool. When your brain’s full of prejudice it stops you thinking.

  7. Sister Mary Clarence 10 Jun 2013, 5:55pm

    “Mr Bridgen – who refused to say whom he wanted to replace Mr Cameron – compared the situation to being in an aeroplane with a pilot who did not know how to land”

    Funny reading it, it seems more like ‘Snakes on a Plane’ to me.

    And to be fair Andrew, you don’t seem to have much of a speaking part.

    You want to practice your lines, sorry line, maybe?


    Yes, that’s it, “Hiss”

    Can you remember that?


  8. If the tories cleanse their party of the bigot scum, then I, and many others would be more inclined to vote for them .

  9. On the other hand 10 Jun 2013, 6:14pm

    People that say “Cameron must go” are really UKIP supporters. UKIP have made it clear they will do a deal with the Tories only if Cameron goes.

  10. The bigot andrew bridgen should join UKIP. Cameron is the best thing to happen to the Conservative party in my entire lifetime.

  11. GulliverUK 10 Jun 2013, 7:12pm

    How does that work then?

    UKIP just slipped 13% in a Yougov/Sun poll – yet commons and lords virtually passed the bill. Shouldn’t UKIP have gone up not down?!

  12. Can we have a vote of no confidence in Andrew Bridgen, please ?

  13. Robert (Kettering) 10 Jun 2013, 7:17pm

    This is the last gasp of the bigots in the Tory Party. They’ll all be yesterday’s news before too long. Carry on as you are Mr Cameron you might just make the party electable if you off load MPs like Brigden, Hollobone, Leigh and Bone.

    1. I’d love to see them all defect to UKIP, stand in the next election and get un-ceremoniously booted out. Some friends of mine who live in Leigh’s constituency would love to get rid of the old beetroot face.

  14. Craig Nelson 10 Jun 2013, 7:18pm

    To me it summons up a mutinous crew who don’t like the destination the plane is flying to so decide to knock out the captain so they can fly to another destination. They haven’t a clue who they want to land the plane instead though – they’ll decide that once the current pilot is unconscious.

  15. The kamikaze urges of Tory loons who despise the only leader to get them into government, if not with a majority, in a generation is a wonder to behold. If they genuinely believe that destroying Cameron and putting homophobia and europhobia back centre-stage will help them in 2015 they are frankly delusional. They just can’t stomach the idea that the bigoted certainties they find so comforting are fading away outside their own echo chamber. Whom the gods destroy, they first drive mad.

    1. Indeed. Hardcore “1950’s people” (people who wake up in the morning regreting it’s not 1950) are maybe 25% of the electorate. These have flocked to the UKIP. Why oh why do these loons think chasing these votes is the best strategy. It is not only repuslive because of the political positions this generates, it is also illogical.

  16. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jun 2013, 7:45pm

    Go ahead, Brigden. Why doesn’t he set an example by joining the UKIP.

    Every reason to contact the Lords to get this thing over and done with.

  17. were those allegations that ms.fuller made really untrue? you’re not truly a slimbag, are you?

  18. Doesn’t Andrew Bridgen look so much like Little Jack Horner


    Sat in the corner,
    Eating a Christmas pie;
    He put in his thumb,
    And pulled out a plum,
    And said ‘What a good boy am I!’

    Go sit in your corner,
    There’s a good boy, Andrew.
    Your Mummy loves you.

  19. I think some of these characters get egged on by a vociferous group in their constituency and think it would be prudent to do some grandstanding. They don’t seem to be able to see ahead for more than a month.

    1. Quite. Their fatal mistake is the belief that what their local party supporters tell them is widely endorsed in the outside world. The equivalent on the left – some of whom I knew at college – were those who insisted that the Labour Party would be saved by Trotskyism.

  20. How does he allege David Cameron ‘forced his way’ with a vote, when all MPs in The Tory party were allowed a free vote inline with their ‘conscience.’

    It must mean that David Cameron offered his party of mad swivel eyed loons a promise that they might one day achieve sanity.

    Clearly Mr Bridgen in this instance has missed this particular opportunity.

  21. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jun 2013, 9:19pm

    Whose names are on the 1922 Committee I wonder? They should be made public. I bet Burrowes and Dorries are on it, probably Bone(head), not so sure about Loughton, definitely Leigh and probably Howarth and Gale.

  22. Tim Hanafin 10 Jun 2013, 9:59pm

    I want to add reasoned comment to the debate but I have an overwhelming urge to just say ‘knobhead’

    1. That’s fine comment. Agree entirely.

  23. After all the other things this horrible government have done to the country, this is the thing that makes this guy say “this is t, Cameron has got to go”? Idiot.

  24. it really just goes to show the level of intense deep seated hhatred and homophobia these bigots and their ilk will go to? they will stop at nothing to derail fairness and freedom on the specious pretext of an electoral routing at the polls. Im afraid the ‘horse has bolted.’ We now waited to see what nasty sunset clauses and exemptions the govt. will cave in to from Brigden and his cronies.

  25. Disloyalty. The start of the Tories tearing themselves apart again. I won’t loose any sleep over it. the Tories have to stab their leaders in the back every few years usually to further their own financial and political futures. This is a party largely without any morals at all. I applaud Cameron for introducing and supporting equal marriage but don’t expect me to give a damn when we see the back of this rancid, divisive bunch of posh boys with an agenda to rape the poor of this country and enrich themselves and their wealthy donor cronies.

    The only reason they do not like Europe is because it takes the power away to screw the population with impunity a lot of them seem to think they have a divine right to rule the rest of us. Their arrogance knows no bounds. I wouldn’t p**s on one if they where on fire in a gutter.

  26. Amazingly, Mr Bridgen condemns same-sex marriage and those couples who have successful, stable and loving relationships but it is interesting to read his own biography on Wikipedia. Perhaps Mr Bridgen should concentrate on the success of heterosexual relationships and how he can assist in their longevity? I don’t like double standards, especially in politicians.

  27. In my opinion, Farage has made a catastrophic error by positioning his party as a refuge for homophobes. He should have stuck to his party’s one issue, withdrawal from the EU, which strikes a chord with all sorts of people, rather than take a stance on gay marriage that already seems out of touch to the vast majority of voters.

  28. Great idea, force a leadership challenge, cause the coalition to collapse which would then probably force a general election, which would then force a Labour win. Labour, who are in full (except a minority) favour of same sex marriage.

    I would call that yet another win for the same sex marriage supporters then!

    The man is a fool who should not get on with other pressing matters.

  29. Jock S. Trap 11 Jun 2013, 8:58am

    The Tories seem to be on self distruct.

    They clearly don’t wish to win another election through their in-fighting. It won’t be anything to do with marriage equality, that was a free vote and it won. It will be on the EU and I doubt whether it’ll make any difference if David Cameron stays or is replaced. Whoever takes over will be in the same position within a year.

    Trouble is they will blame all but themselves and it is only themselves who are to blame.

  30. So the U.K. does have its own local equivalent of U.S. Republicans. The one silver lining seems to be that the UKIP is not as far to the right as Republicans. Probably because Britain is geographically a much smaller country, where it’s harder for bigots to isolate themselves into gerrymandered solid-far-right districts that never have to expose themselves to the rest of the world. Though still, all that is like saying one toxic evil is slightly less depraved than another toxic evil – it’s not all that satisfying a distinction.

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