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Green MP Caroline Lucas: I am disappointed David Cameron has not taken a stronger stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws

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  1. Considering the homophobic bigotry of the Tory Party (over half of whom think we are 2nd class citizens) I suppose we cannot be too surprised ay Cameron’s refusal to take Russian fascism seriously.

    1. PantoHorse 13 Aug 2013, 4:11pm

      Write to your own MPs too, urging them to lobby Hague and Cameron to condemn the anti-gay law and take a strong stance until Russia repeals it.

      Find out who they are here:

      http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

      Write directly to Hague to in his capacity of secretary of state for FCO:

      private.officegsi@fco.gsi.gov.uk

      Let them know how strongly you feel about it and that they must take action against this dreadful violation of human rights.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Aug 2013, 4:32pm

      And apparently, we shouldn’t be surprised by Miliband’s silence.

      1. PantoHorse 13 Aug 2013, 4:45pm

        P*** off you vile troll

  2. Cameron will only say and do something that is a reflection of what Obama has already said or done. Ed Miliband would probably be the same if he were PM now.

    The UK will therefore not boycott the Olympics or World Cup in Russia unless the US does first.

    So many British people complain about the influence of Europe on the UK, but our political leaders are probably more influenced by the US.

  3. Jock S. Trap 13 Aug 2013, 3:42pm

    I hear her but surely a boycott also hurts the very people we are protesting for, that being the LGBT community in Russia.

    Of course certain IOC members don’t help and I wish we could just move the games but it’s impractical at this late stage.

    Surely a presence in Russia would serve better.

    We need to tell LGBT we are supporting them not deserting them by a boycott.

    1. How many people actually watch the Winter Olympics anyway? Nowhere near as many who watch the Summer Olympics. The Winter Olympics are more popular in countries that actually have snow covered mountains and also have things like Ice Hockey as a national sport. I only really like the bob sleigh and the ski jump, but that wouldn’t be enough to make me turn it on and actually watch.

  4. Move the games to an alternative venue.

    1. My big concern is; if Russia were to be suddenly snatched of their Olympics and the people are angry because of it, who do you think they will blame? They will blame it on the gays; they will say it’s THEIR fault making the world turn their back on Russia. If we move the games we have to watch Russia very, very carefully because they will use it as another opportunity to scapegoat the gays.

  5. I was sorry The Daily Mail wanted to appease Hitler prior to WW2. The vile rag appears to be pro-Putin too. Do we learn NOTHING from history?

  6. Very few politicians come across as genuine. You could probably count them on one hand. Caroline Lucas is one of them. What a different country Britain would be if we had someone like her in power. Sadly that will never happen. Our ‘democracies’ are impotent and useless now, under the control of the bankers, and our ‘leaders’ are bought and paid for before they ever get into power. They’re not ‘elected’, they’re selected. We had a revolution and fought the aristocracy to create a democracy, our corrupt politicians then sold our democracy back to them. The best PM we ever had was Clement Attlee. It’s all been downhill from there.

  7. GulliverUK 13 Aug 2013, 6:54pm

    Given that we had much the same law in this country back in the late 80s, all the 90s and until November 2003, with Section 28, and that very law was drafted in this Parliament, and passed by this Parliament, and eventually they came to see it as an egregious violation of human rights, then I would expect every politician here to be working very, very hard on this, very hard indeed, to make sure that laws which THEY first used, don’t get propagated around the globe, like the 377 penal code exported to most of Africa, which even today is being used to criminalise LGBT people. There was a time when governments here told the police to harass people who are gay – we haven’t forgotten.

    Let’s have no more talk of doing nothing – and that goes for ALL politicians.

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