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Tory MP Simon Kirby calls on Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian Government’s treatment of LGBT people

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  1. At last, our government is beginning to realize the potentially sinister nature of Russia’s anti-gay policy. Putin is looking for scapegoats for his inadequacies … exactly as did Hitler pre-WW2. Unless the world condemns Russia’s victimization of its own people, the targeting could well spread to other minorities. Jews? Gypsies? The UN should make a clear, unequivocal statement condemning ANY action which seeks to marginalize any minority.

  2. Ashamed to say this Tory berk is my MP.
    How is someone sending out a stupid, ill-thought-out and pointless press release “news”?
    You can’t be that desperate for stories, surely.

    1. Have you forgotten Section 28 in our own country, and the misery it caused?

      1. The one the Tories introduced?

        1. Good final point, Fagburn …. but I suppose we have to believe they are at least attempting to show some solidarity with us….? It’s better than them siding with the Russians on this issue, which some of their back-benchers still no doubt do. Amazing to think how, in such a short space of time, the far-right is now siding with the communists.

        2. Voted down for reminding people of the true face of the Tories… gotta love this site.

  3. Godric Godricson 9 Aug 2013, 11:20am

    Now on BBC News 24 @ 11:15. Discussing the issues and the problem now seems to have reached mainstream! This is a victory for readers of PN and activists around the world.

    1. Colin (London) 9 Aug 2013, 1:39pm



    2. Godric Godricson 9 Aug 2013, 2:18pm

      Forgive me, i omitted to mention Stephen Fry who is being mentioned on TV as a major player raising the profile of this issue

      1. Colin (London) 9 Aug 2013, 3:43pm

        Sure Godric but we all did our bit.
        Best mate.

  4. Glesga George 9 Aug 2013, 11:24am

    I wonder if the UK will government will speak out. According to STV news last night, the Scottish government have also been urged by an LGBT charity to speak out about the anti-gay laws in Russia but the Scottish government have refused. The news report suggested the refusal is because they don’t want to harm trade between Scotland & Russia.

  5. Peter Robertson 9 Aug 2013, 12:18pm

    It is painfully obvious that the IOC and all governments will do absolutely nothing other than make soothing noises about the Russian treatment of LGBT people. Human rights come far down the list of important things, a very long way after making money.

  6. It is too late for condemnation.

    The declaration of war by the fascist dictator Putin requires economic sanctuons.

    Russia has enacted its own version of Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws and action needs to be taken before sexual genocide occurs

  7. Can you imagine the international outcry is this were a RACE issue? A country (Zimbabwe, for instance) restriciting the human rights of whites and attempting to marginalise and victimise them? It seems so long as it’s “those gay people we don’t really like anyhow”, the condemnation seems pretty muted ……. and shameful.

    1. Where on earth have you been??

      You don’t have to imagine it.

      Mugabe’s Zimbabwe has been doing this for decades (and killing many, not just marginalising them), but no-one has bothered to do much about it.

  8. Stephen Frost 9 Aug 2013, 11:44pm

    My local MP finally has an opinion on something!!!

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