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Lord Dear’s amendment to ‘protect’ teachers from being forced to ‘endorse’ equal marriage defeated

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  1. Robert (Kettering) 9 Jul 2013, 12:47am

    When you look at this old homophobic bigot you can detect real evil in those eyes. A really nasty piece of work who has no place deciding on anything seeing he’s got no mandate to do so, only a “title” given to him by some Prime Minister!

    1. Send the old crone to a rest home and keep him out of the public view. time will heal this wound of the so called Noble lord DEAR – anything but

  2. Dear Oh Dear

    Lord Dear quote:”….my Lords I have to say I am rather confused….”

    Yes YES Agree, I would add delusional!

    http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=13474
    @ 22.40pm

  3. Beelzeebub 9 Jul 2013, 2:47am

    Defeated yet again Lord Dear.

    Oh Dear.

    We are looking the swivel eyed bigot aren’t we.

  4. For crying out loud when will they stop trying to build ‘protections’ into the legislation that gives people a get out clause to be as judgemental, oppressive and bigotted as they want. Surely someone from within his own party should take him to one side and tell him to wind his neck in because all he is doing is reinforcing the idea that they are all out of touch and about 100 years behind.

  5. In the words of Barry and Paul.
    “Oh dear.” … Oh dear, oh dear.”
    Ha-ha! Sucks to be you, Dear. You hateful old bigot.

  6. Robert White 9 Jul 2013, 4:28am

    Dear English Lord… Learn English…

    Please look up the word “endorse”. It is semantically impossible to force someone to implicitly endorse since endorsement requires active speech.

  7. I know we shouldn’t crow over losers and … oh bollocks to that: HAH! Take that, you obnoxious old Dear, and now bugger off.

    And by such a majority too – there are fewer loons in the HoL than I’d feared!

  8. Rather poorly thought out by old dear. Teachers aren’t meant to teach their opinions, they teach the facts.

  9. Another defeat for Lord Dear. You would hope that he would have got the hint by now, but no, he will continue to add his homophobic amendments to this bill and I hope that the rest of the Lords will continue to shoot them down in the way that they have done already.

  10. “Old homophobic bigot”, “old crone”, “hateful old bigot”, “obnoxious old Dear”.

    You young whippersnappers will be old one day and you will deserve as much respect as anyone else. Please don’t use old as a term of abuse.

    Afterall, the vast majority of old Lords and Ladies have expressed absolute support for same sex marriage

    1. Good point, though sadly the majority (but not all, admittedly) of those who’ve tried hardest to wreck this bill are indeed old.

      1. Midnighter 9 Jul 2013, 12:05pm

        Would it not also be fair to say that there are far more who have supported the bill have who have also been old?

        It would be interesting to see some stats about the breakdown, but I recall reading an article in the Times a month or two back that indicated the age split was not an obvious one. I remember being disappointed that it didn’t support my contention that unelected old fossils were not representative of the views of the population ;-)

        1. Well yes, but then that’s because most of ‘em are old (though not necessarily very old, like Baroness Knight). There certainly are some wonderfully decent older ones, but then Lord Alli was actually the youngest-ever appointee to the HoL, wasn’t he?

  11. Jock S. Trap 9 Jul 2013, 10:37am

    Another bigoted wrecking amendment down waiting for Lord Dears next bigoted wrecking Amendment….

  12. Mihangel apYrs 9 Jul 2013, 11:43am

    I wonder whether we’ll hear form him again once it’s all over, or whether this was a one-off to exercise his bigotry?

    I didn’t hear that he spoke much before marriage equality

  13. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Jul 2013, 12:04pm

    The dinosaur isn’t quite extinct yet. He’ll attempt another wrecker in third reading but just like all the others, will be shot down. He needs a reality check a bit sharpish. Give it up, Dear, you’re up against a brick wall and going nowhere.

  14. That There Other David 9 Jul 2013, 12:46pm

    Only a week before this bigoted fool fades back into the shadows. Can’t happen quickly enough IMO.

  15. GulliverUK 9 Jul 2013, 1:46pm

    Got your arse kicked again then Geoffrey :-p

    I’ve no idea what his views are on anything else – let’s face it, nobody had heard of this git until now, or more precisely most of us had forgotten he was in charge of the most corrupt police force in England and Wales, but that was long ago.

    Can you imagine how he treated people who were gay when he was Chief Constable !

  16. Another politician using his position to promote his personal views instead of the people he represents. Yes I do know we are in the house of lords.

    His fanatic viewpoint should lead him to go to mass/communion twice a day to beseech his ‘lord’ to pour fire and brimstone on people who don’t think like him.

  17. Richard the Big Bunny 9 Jul 2013, 8:16pm

    That is the face of a man who could benefit from a good dickin’ — not that I’m volunteering!

  18. We had conservative Christian teachers at school who hated divorce even though it was legally permitted. We had a little-Englander teacher who denounced the EU when the UK was legally a member. Strangely enough, I don’t remember these teachers being compelled to ‘endorse’ these laws. They had their views and we debated them. Lord Dear is a purveyor of time-wasting bilge. End of.

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