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David Cameron urged to raise LGBT rights at Commonwealth summit

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Nov 2013, 6:31pm

    And why doesn’t the Queen as head of the Commonwealth say something? This is about human rights after all, not a piece of legislation. She should issue a statement at least.

  2. Bill Cameron 14 Nov 2013, 9:13pm

    I agree it probably needs to be raised (& probably will be privately), but seeing the name Douglas Alexander mentioned here merely makes me think this is a[nother] crude Labour swipe. I’m in two minds whether the UK should be there at all, but think on balance it is probably valid, provided it is handled correctly – which I’m sure it will be. Canada has decided not to go (probably with good reason), India is less certain given its rather partisan and duplicitous policies. Let’s see what happens in the next few days so far as the UK is concerned.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Nov 2013, 1:16pm

      Interesting Bill that Canada isn’t going. Is it because of the violation of human rights or something else? Either way, I’m all for other member states not attending.

  3. The Commonwealth is the most schizofrenic block possible, when it comes to human rights. Countries such as the UK, Canada, South Africa an New Zealand have to share the same organization with Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Uganda. I think any progressive agenda is impossible at this time inside the Commonwealth.

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