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Sir Gerald Howarth: The ‘wretched’ equal marriage bill was ‘bulldozed’ through Parliament

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  1. Sorry Gerry, you made a mistake there. It’s an Act now. So suck it.

    1. 10 grassroots tories is not going to win them the next election. This man is obviously stupid.

      Doesn’t he realise that as every day goes by the “grassroots tories” shrink in numbers and become more irrelevant to the modern world.

      It is the ordinary electorate that this man despises that vote in governments.

      1. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jul 2013, 9:51am

        I agree and there is nothing concrete to show grassroots Tories are actually opposed to what has happened. They have trotted out a few blue rinses old harridans who are up in arms but that seems to be it.

        The latest opinion polls are showing the Tories and Labour neck and neck so clearly it hasn’t dented their standing with the electorate to any degree, if fact arguably the opposite.

        I can only hope that Sir Gerald is so outraged that he feels his only option is to resign.

  2. This man is an evil, extremist bigot who belongs in the BNP.
    I want to see LGBTory Group condemn this vicious scumbag’s neo-fascist bigotry.

    I want to see the Tory Party de-select this monster as the Tory candidate at the next election.

    And I want a commitment from David Cameron that any of the 128 Tory neo-fascist scumbags who voted against equal civil rights career within politics wil progress no further.

    Evil extremists like Gerald Howarth are a disgrace to the Tories, a disgrace to Britain and a disgrace to humanity.

  3. Colin (london) 17 Jul 2013, 7:02pm

    Move with the world old has been.

    Science has proved religion to be outdated and the lie it is.

    Religion has caused more deaths than the first and second world war put together.

    Parliament is moving this country forward. come with it and stop living in the past.

  4. Gerald Howarth is almost a neo-Nazi.

    He needs to be monitored carefully.

    He comes very close to incitement to hatred.,

    Does David Cameron intend to expel him from the Tories so he can join his true home – the BNP.

    Why have those quisling Uncle Toms at LGBTory group not called for his expulsion from the Tory Party.

  5. “There are lots of people out there now who despite all that’s been said here will feel unable or inhibited from expressing their true opinions that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.”

    Brilliant, isn’t it ? and actually legally it’s not true anymore so you’d sound a bit daft if you kept on insisting that marriage is only between a man and woman.

  6. Who cares what he thinks or says. To be honest giving column inches in PN to this idiot is not the way forward. He and others of his ilk, should simply be ignored.

    Let us hope he is voted out of office at the next election along with other homophobic politicians

  7. GulliverUK 17 Jul 2013, 7:10pm

    Odious prick. He’s the one who used the phrase “aggressive homosexuals” — yet would he say “aggressive Blacks” or “aggressive Jews” ? Perhaps he’s racist and anti-Semitic too. He used loaded language which went beyond just disagreeing. It was hate speech.

    He lost, he’s irrelevant, and a very nasty person. He’s vile and despicable, he’s mental in the head. I bet he gets off in a Gimp mask playing slave to some Mistress. He’s a creepy little git – there is something of the Jimmy Savile about him. He’s disgraced the Tory party and Parliament. I hope he gets incredibly bad piles, which last for the rest of his life. Never had them once but the way people go on about them being painful — it would be some justice. :)

    With filth like that in the Tory party how could any self-respecting gay person vote Tory?

    1. Dont hold back Gulliver ;)

    2. Gulliver – your extremely narrow-minded view of conservatives puts you in exactly the same camp as Sir Gerald – both as bigoted and intolerant as each other.

      1. Erm, no Jason. If you read it again, you’ll notice not once did he tar them all with the same brush. Everything was directed purely at Howarth. The one who thinks we’re the worst thing since unsliced bread.

      2. GulliverUK 17 Jul 2013, 8:21pm

        You might have benefited from seeing my other post;

        “Proud also of many, many MPs, including a number of Tory MPs and Tory Lords, who have been champions of this legislation.”

        That might have helped. I stand by my remark on the last line – with half of them voting against equal marriage the Tory party is not our friend, although there are clearly a lot of good Tory MPs, and I’m happy to acknowledge them, and their support.

        But we have to tackle, now, homophobic bullying in schools, the homophobia at the UKBA, dealing with human rights abuses of LGBT people overseas and International aid, and a whole host of other things. We need a party which is 100% on our side.

        I feel entirely justified in saying what I’ve said. The last two years have been hell for many gay people, with very hateful language from the churches and MPs.

        1. We should form an LGBT party and run for election, wouldn’t that be grand

          1. Colin (London) 18 Jul 2013, 9:17am

            Mr. Pink
            You are not far off the mark here.

            Unless we get involved in politics we will always struggle to get changes. You have to be in the race to win it…..

            Marriage should have taught us this.

      3. Nor did he imply that Conservatives or anyone else should be subject to inferior laws and rights from everyone else. That is what bigotry really is. Anyway, you have a choice over what your opinion is, or what your political leaning is. You have no choice over your sexuality, nationality, race. How people judge those who have no choice is a measure of tolerance, not how they judge those who have chosen to be what they are.

    3. Christopher Shell 20 Jul 2013, 9:15am

      Race and ‘sexuality’ are not comparable, because race (insofar as race exists, which it doesn’t really: rather, heat-related skin-pigmentation levels vary depending on climate) is inborn and ‘sexulaity’ is not. This is shown in at least five different ways:

      (1) Identical twins identifying as gay rarely have a gay twin – and even where they do, we all know how identical twins are prone to copy one another. Two studies by JM Bailey in the 1990s and others subsequently.

      (2) There is a 700-800% rise in lesbians from non-college-educated to college-educated.

      (3) There is a similar rise in gay men from rural to urban.

      (4) Those who have experience of abuse as minors are very disproportionately gay-identifying.

      (5) There are large discrepancies between cultures and subcultures in levels of people self-identifying as gay.

      A 6th point is even stronger:
      The above points are never addressed, but routinely ignored, by people who then go on to claim they’ve won the argument.

      1. Bobbleobble 21 Jul 2013, 2:41pm

        None of what you’ve said proves sexuality isn’t inborn you know.

        1. Whilst it’s true that twin studies have been inconclusive all it suggests is that genetics isn’t the only answer for what causes sexuality, it doesn’t discount it as a cause altogether. But then no one claims that genetics is the only reason anyway. It’s also true that identical twins can be differently handed (tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan for example) but I suspect you don’t believe handedness isn’t innate. As for twins copying each other, don’t be so ridiculous.

        2. You’ll have to provide evidence for that one but correlation and causation are not the same thing. Perhaps they are merely more able to come out at university rather than simply being gay because they are there.

        3. Again a link would be nice but it’s not beyond the realm of reason is it that gay people might feel the need to congregate in areas where there are more likely to be other people like them. Ctd….

        1. bobbleobble 21 Jul 2013, 2:47pm

          3. Ctd – ethnic minority populations also rise in cities but I’m not sure you’d suggest that cities cause people to be part of an ethnic minority would you?

          4. No proof exists that there is any link between sexual abuse and homosexuality. That’s why this little bit if pseudo science gets ignored.

          5. Self identification is not a particularly helpful way of discovering levels of homosexuality for one precise reason, people lie.

          You haven’t shown that sexuality isn’t innate. You’ve simply shown that you don’t understand sexuality or science for that matter and are simply too willing to believe the pseudo scientific nonsense that fits into your own prejudices.

  8. No, it wasn’t. It has taken MANY years since the run up to the compromise of CP, then more years until consultations, and then free votes.

    Nothing but sour grapes from a miserable loser, and a man at the heart of why I am gloating.

    And if it annoys the “grassroots” conservatives (bigots), I just consider that a bonus

  9. ‘Dry your eyes, mate.’ You’ll be famous in the future. Just as all the anti-abolitionists, and misogynists of the 20th century, are remembered today. The difference is, they were ignorant to the fact that in the future a vast collection of knowledge, beyond their current understanding, would one day be available to all, for free.
    This twirp has no such excuse. Nor the other bigots in the Hol & parliament.
    We won’t forget you, Gerald Howarth.

    1. Is it my imagination or is Howarth wearing Mary Whitehouse’s hornrims of hatred? Wondered where they’d gotten to. Explains many things. He may be possessed!

  10. Nick Herbert well and truly put him in his place. Sir Gerald looked pretty sheepish afterwards.

    1. Well I heard him say “bollocks” under hs breath! Don’t know if Berco did though!!!

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 17 Jul 2013, 7:25pm

    I watched this vicious f_cktard spew his bile yesterday. Nick Herbert brilliant nailed him, then he shut up.

    Then he has the gall to traduce the Bill by calling it ‘wretched’. He should be censured, ideally booted out of the party altogether, unfit for purpose, bigoted loon.

    1. Well bear in mind that he represents the majority viewpoint in the Law and Justice Tory Bigot Party.

      A majority of Tory MPs believe we are 2nd class citizens.

      We must make every effort to make sure that any Tory neo-fascist in a marginal seat loses his/her seat at the next election.

      Evil scum like Gerald Howarth have no place in mainstream politics.

      Is he a christian?

      1. Im sorry to say but I think sometimes you just have to wait for the old guard to die off and there’s nothing else that can be done.

        As for Cameron possibly losing the support of his grass roots organisers (doubtful I think as most will probably realise this issue has no impact on their lives whatsoever and get over it), I think sometimes there are some issues that are such a test of moral conscience that its worth taking a stand over. Regardless of the consequences.

        1. Not necessarily.

          Tory bigots in marginal seats can be removed from their seats with some planning and co-ordination.

          Sarah Teather (LibDem) is 1 such evil neo-fascist bigot in a marginal seat. Her homophobic extremism must be used against her to ensure she loses the next election.

          All bigots in marginal seats must be identified and voted out.

          Learn the name of your MP. If they voted against equality start raising awareness among friends and allies now.

          Their bigotry cannot be forgiven nor forgotten.

  12. His comment could have been said for race, if we just switch one word around.
    “I do advise the House to be very careful. There are lots of people out there now who despite all that’s been said here will feel unable or inhibited from expressing their true opinions that marriage can only be a white man and a white woman, or a black man, and a black woman.
    Those exact sentiments were expressed merely half a century ago. Now one would involuntary cringe just hearing the phrase, that “respectable” governmental figures were expressing just a few decades ago.

    1. Geralld Howarth is neo-Nazi scum.

      Why has he not been expelled from the Tory Party?

      Does Cameron condone this vicious extrermism?

    2. Funnily enough, most of the people who express such vile views completley disregard the future and how they will be percieved in the future. Luckily, we now have the internet, and their bigotry can be cemeted in stone for the world to look back on and learn. They don’t even think for a second that in ten or twenty years their children/grand-children might read the things they have said and have something to say…

  13. Gerald Howarth and his 127 neo-fascist Tory colleagues who believe that gay people are 2nd class citizens are the reason that no LGBT person in their right mind can consider voting Tory at the next election.

    The Tory party remains a party of hatred, bigotry and division.

    And those pathetic Uncle Toms at the LGBTory group know this as well.

  14. Robert (Kettering) 17 Jul 2013, 7:45pm

    Well “Mr” Howard (sorry you are not worthy of the title “sir” being a vile homophobic bigot) you complain about “no mandate”?! Strange because the recent, and hotly debated, NHS Reforms also had NO MANDATE yet bigots like you supported it?

    Let’s face it, this has nothing to do with haste, Parliamentary process or anything else but everything to do with your hatred towards the LGBT Community.

    Frankly I wish you would go away and live somewhere more suited to your Medieval mind-set, Iran or Saudi Arabia perhaps?

  15. The threat of disapproval from conservative backbenches has no substance to it whatsoever. Not only do conservatives form a minority of MPs in parliament, but taking into account abstentions, a minority Conservative MPs were willing to vote against marriage equality. A minority of a minority does not make a majority. It makes a minority.

  16. Jock S. Trap 17 Jul 2013, 7:55pm

    The man was a disgrace and I feel he should have been stopped from speaking as what he said really had no relevance to the Amendments of the Bill.

    He also talks about Freedom of Speech and Expression of teachers in faith schools but I bet that doesn’t include the children.

    It was himself that was very aggressive, that couldn’t be hidden and then he had the cheek to talk about ‘aggressive homosexuals’ who he clearly thinks deserves no rights and no freedoms.

    Well, he is on the wrong side of history and all that he will show for it is that he hates far too much!

  17. I’ve two words for Sir Gerald Howarth – HA HA!

  18. I guess he means ‘bulldozed’ by all main political parties with massive majorities in both houses against the will of a tiny minority of loony right wingers and religious extremists.

    It would be hard to think of any major recent legislation passed with such unanimity.

  19. Sore loser. Pity him [it] and move on.

    1. And if you can help to make sure he loses his seat at the next election, start working on that now.

  20. What a twat this man is. So the delicate sensibilities of grassroots Tories should be more important than the will of the majority of the British electorate? This is an amazing day for all of us. No one is equal until ALL are equal. It’s pretty amazing that we have achieved equality so soon, and I salute everyone in the LGBTQ community and all our supporters who have worked so tirelessly for this result. Well done everyone! Let the partying (and wonderful weddings!) begin! xxxx

  21. I think it ballsy that anything going around with that face would call another thing Wretched! Put a sack over it.

  22. That There Other David 17 Jul 2013, 8:12pm

    LOL. Howarth has just entered himself into the lexicon of infamous figures that everyone despises in 20 years time.

    Welcome to your legacy Gerald. Up there with Oswald Mosley and David Duke. I hope you’re happy with that.

    1. .....Paddyswurds 17 Jul 2013, 8:36pm

      Another chance for a party a la Maggie Thatcher when this homophobic bigot pops his clogs…What a great legacy you leave behind Howarth.

      1. GulliverUK 17 Jul 2013, 8:43pm

        Like the major religions, they can’t change their ideology until about 100 years after everybody else has accepted and welcomed change.

        The danger is that behaving like a dinosaur is likely to result in your extinction.

        I have a feeling some Tories, like Howarth, would really rather like to bring back workhouses for the poor and those on benefits. In fact … didn’t they actually suggest that at one point ?! Just imagine what he’d really like to do with our rights !!!

  23. Sour grapes dear heart.

  24. Helge Vladimir Tiller 17 Jul 2013, 9:25pm

    I really have no good comment. Anyway- he is not worth one.

  25. Dear Gerald,

    Just sending a quick note to say a big ‘Thank You’” for your support in getting equal marriage passed. This could not have happened without your input: your inane fears, homophobia, crazy and creepy ideas, and, especially, your temper tantrums and raging, which could not have provided more evidence to the insanity of your ilk’s reasoning to those sane and reasoned MPs and those in the House of Lords, and thus ensuring equal rights for all. I am surmising it must have been embarrassing for you and your kind; but be proud, you did a great job of it.

    I will probably be marrying my partner of 15 year soon, and maybe I’ll send you an invite. But, don’t get your hopes up.

    Eternally grateful,


  26. Gerald, all the campaigners for equal marriage ever wanted was to have the same equal rights and responsibilities as everybody else – no more, no less. If they had been treated equally in the first place then they wouldn’t have had to fight for it. The real crime was that people like you forced them to fight for it, Gerald. Does Gerald Howarth not realise that we wouldn’t be living in a democracy now if someone, sometime in the past hadn’t got aggressive? When basic rights and fair play aren’t ‘afforded’ by a governing ‘elite’ they leave those denied them with no option but to fight or else submit to them. What’s the matter, Gerald, if you transplanted you back in time to 1940 would you similarly harbour a distaste for the bulldog breed and be one of those Tories like Lord Halifax who wanted to capitulate and strike a deal with Herr Hitler?

    1. Equal rights for many minorities have had to be clawed out of cold dead hands. It’s a real shame to see people attempt to spoil the advancement of humanity as a whole, clinging on to the death; it’s probably one of the most repulsive acts someone could ever do in their life other than cold murder.

  27. Human rights were bulldozed through parliament. I’m shocked. Go and hide yourself under a rock where you belong.

    1. Wow, an “aggressive homosexual community”?
      You better fu—– believe it, clown.
      BTW. after a 56 year “engagement” I marry my fella this week in the state of Washington.

      1. 56 years! Amazing :and congrats :)

  28. This guy is a complete cretin; not worthy of being a member of parliament in my opinion. If he has extreme views like this, I bet he has extreme views about most minority groups in society. The Conservative party should be doing everything they can to rid themselves of vermin like this.

  29. I don’t suppose Aldershot is a marginal electorate? One certainly hopes so- or that it can become one, or even better change hands if this creature is selected once again…although not to UKIP…

    1. bobbleobble 18 Jul 2013, 8:48am

      His majority is around 5500 but the challenger is a Lib Dem, Labour nowhere. I honestly can’t see the Lib Dems taking seats from the Tories in 2015. And unfortunately Howarth is only 65 so he could be around for a heck of a lot longer. Maybe he’ll decide that he no longer belongs in the Tory party and quit. We can but dream of a Howarth free Commons. Although he’d probably get kicked up to the Lords so we’ll never be rid of him.

      1. Bobbleobble 18 Jul 2013, 8:51am

        Just to clarify, when I mentioned his age it was in relation to the possibility of retiring and nothing else! I do not wish harm on him!

        It’s funny though, the guy is 5 days younger than my dad and yet in terms of their views they’re separated by centuries.

  30. What a rodent this man is. Nobody needs him in the Tory party. Let UKIP pick him up if they want him–if they’ve got the stomach and can hold their noses.

  31. You enjoy your sour grapes there, Howarth, and we’ll enjoy our marriages and equality.

  32. Can we launch an ‘aggressive’ campaign to unseat this old fool from Aldershot at the next General Election? Nothing would be more satisfying than seeing him defeated.

  33. That wretched Sir Gerald should have no place in modern politics!

  34. What a wretched ogre! How did he get to become a “Sir”?

    I understand that the Palace does not revoke honours unless a request is made to do so. Perhaps now is the time!

    How many families in the UK were offended by his references to “those aggressive homosexuals” or to those loved ones he would deny equality? I would say that there are likely thousand! Grandparents, parents, children, brothers and sisters, aunts/uncles, nephews/nieces, friends neighbours and co-workers of LGBT people who are probably outraged at this mans bigotry. There are no limits to the number of people this man has insulted with his disgraceful demeanor.

    Maybe this pampas a$$ could use a little humility… he certainly offended enough people to precipitate a request to revoke “his” knighthood!

  35. Sorry, Gerry – what was that? ‘unmandated legislation?’ Oh, of course. I mean you would never condone such a thing, would you?
    Hypocrisy is most effective when least obvious, my dear. And crassness is a major side-effect of having an irony by-pass.

  36. What a nasty little man. As a straight woman I find it astonishing that people like him can spout such nonsense! Do not profess to speak for a majority sir – you do not … which is why you lost – not because it was “bulldozed through”. Tsk, Shame on you!

  37. This hasn’t been a “Christian country” for a very long time, well, I suppose that’s what conservatives are all about though, the clue is in the name…

  38. GRRRRR I am an aggressive homosexual –

  39. Blah, blah, blah…let’s not be childish here – you lost, we won! You didn’t get your archaic stance supported and a whole new generation of LGBT youngsters will grow up as equal to others in their communities, not the 2nd class citizens he and his like want to keep them as.

  40. Well, Howarth, that bulldozer is called Human Rights, and progress. Now, go buy a ladder and use it to get over yourself.

  41. Poor man, it seems he was not only making that face when the wind changed direction but also spouting inane babble

  42. Gerald Howarth: Making this constituent more and more excited about voting against him every time he opens his stupid bigoted mouth.

  43. Janet Lameck 19 Jul 2013, 12:06pm

    so he’s a HOMOPHOBEm what else is new. Would not expect anything less from a Tory!

    1. Christopher Shell 20 Jul 2013, 9:16am

      Never use an argument when you can use abuse instead.

  44. David Hancock 19 Jul 2013, 4:08pm

    The comment about teachers is ludicrous. Any teacher putting personal opinion ahead of what they should be teaching is on dangerous ground irrespective of the subject matter!

  45. David Skinner 21 Jul 2013, 5:22pm

    Thank you, thank you Pink News for giving us such a compilation of hatred. It doesn’t get any better than this- surely? Every word has been recorded which will be used in evidence later. Let it all hang out. Marvelous, keep the comments coming.

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