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Ed Miliband: ‘Brighton Pride is our opportunity to speak with one voice against homophobia’

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  1. I don’t know where to put this, and apologies to Ed Milliaband, but this story doesn’t seem to have piqued much interest so I’m mentioning it here. Am I the only one who can see ads for a dress up game with a pink tooth fairy?

    This isn’t my device so I don’t know if it’s down to the browsing history but if not wtf?

  2. theycantdothat 2 Aug 2013, 8:35pm

    It presumably has not drawn any comments because he did not say anything anyone could disagree with.

    1. He’s good at that

  3. It’s good that he recognises that there’s “still more to be done” and mentioning homophobic abuse of children, trans phobia and the treatment of LGBTs in other countries.

    Hopefully he also recognises that even recent improvements here, such as the same-sex marriage legislation, still fall short of equality. Pension, insurance and social security laws need to be revised and should have been during the passage of the same-sex marriage bill.

    Also, it would be good if he recognised that the Church of England must be required to follow equality laws just as the rest of society has to. Either that, or disestablish the C. of E.

    I don’t have a lot of confidence that Ed will be able to convince the public to vote this Government out of office. Either he doesn’t have the right strategists around him or he’s just not a very good leader. Whatever it is, he needs to do something or we’ll have five more years with the Tories.

  4. I thought Brighton Pride was just a good opportunity to take drugs

  5. Yeah , I’m sure Ed would think it ‘homophobic’ to criticise Robert Clothier , a stalwart of the homo-lobby who said ”I’m sweating like a paedophile in Mothercare’ to the pervert crowds at Brighton Pride who lapped it up .

    The depraved sexually disordered member of Brighton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) Pride association got off with a silly fine and 26 months in prison for arranging to have sex with children .

    1. Ray, just a quick post to say that you must have a very sad existence to want to come here just to try and insult us with your homophobia. You’ve done it too many times Ray, it just flies over our heads now. You’re wasting your time. Do yourself a favour and take up knitting or yoga or something. Nobody is interested in your homophobia here.

      1. Unfortunately James by responding to him you have shown that you are…he has cast out his line and you have taken the bait and swallowed the hook.

        That is exactly what he wants.

        Just ignore people like him.

        1. ok. :-|

  6. This is pretty much exactly the same press release his office sent out about London Pride.

    Gee, thanks.

  7. I’m encouraged that Ed Miliband has also dared mention trans people – is he the first British politician to do that? However, I’m still fairly disillusioned with mainstream politics and tend to believe that grass roots action gets things done faster and often more effectively. Until the composition of the Houses of Parliament are fully representative of the people they govern then I’m afraid there will still be large swathes of the electorate who feel so disengaged, and thus cynical, that they will continue to not even see the point in turning out to vote.

  8. Nice sentiment but he’s no Prime Minister let’s be honest!

    1. GulliverUK 3 Aug 2013, 4:23pm

      Better than Brown, because he understand people better, as good as Cameron – you don’t have to look and feel statesman-like to do a good job – if it’s substance vs posturing and PR, I’ll take substance. The dream team I think would be Ed and Nick Clegg, to ensure some friction and balance. And I think they would move forward on homophobic bullying in schools, that is something they could both get through Parliament easily. With half the Tory MPs being very homophobic, I do understand that getting legislation through now is difficult – there will be a big debate, an almighty clash .. even over something obvious and simple as protections for students. It’ll be another big clash with Catholic leaders too. But that fight is long overdue and must be met head-on, and soon.

      1. “Better than Brown”. Yes even John Major was better than Brown. The Downing Street cat would make a better Prime Minister than Brown.

        Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg? Surely that’s the stuff of nightmares, (although I’d personally quite like a LibLab coalition if it means that neither the Tories nor Labour have a majority). Nothing would get done because they’d both wallow in their own inertia like pigs and the country would be in the sh¡t.

  9. GulliverUK 3 Aug 2013, 4:16pm

    It would mean something if Ed would get off his fcuking fat arse and actually do something about homophobia.

    All three parties and the Greens (well, frankly the Greens have, for ever) made stamping out homophobia in schools a priority, a focus, something they would absolutely definitely do, at the top of their agenda … and what do we have … nothing, nothing at all.

    The Tories haven’t done it, LibDems haven’t done it, Labour haven’t done it. There are 650 MPs and I don’t know one who has put in an EDM, or made policy concerning it, they all, have done, as far as I’m aware, absolutely nothing. And now, we’re talking about the next election, and when we get to the election campaign, and they say they will do this next term, I will scream BULL SH!T YOU WILL. YOU PROMISED IT 5 YEARS AGO !!!

    Pull you finger out and get something done. I’m sick of posting this, but it’s true. None of them have done anything at all, homophobia is still rife in schools.

  10. How about actually turning up and supporting it by being there, not just phoning in your support?

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