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Minister says Tories must ‘shout’ about things like equal marriage to win 2015 majority

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  1. But the Tories were the opposition to this law! How can they shout this as THEIR victory when they were the only party where the majority of MPs voted against it? Lib Dems and Labours voted overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality – if we rested on Tory votes alone the law would not have passed.

    To shout about this as a Tory victory is deeply dishonest and trying to extract PR from, at best, a lukewarm support for equality that was carried over the line by more enthusiastic support from the other parties

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Nov 2013, 7:34pm

      Without Nick Clegg, there would have been no marriage bill, certainly not from Labour either and definitely not on its agenda prior to the 2010 election.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Nov 2013, 7:32pm

    And to top it all, another Tory, Peter Bone’s referendum for the marriage heads to second reading on 29th November. Is it no wonder it is having a very difficult time trying to dismantle its image as the nasty party? A long way to go.

  3. The obvious Labour response will be to shout

    ‘Over half of Tory MPs are neo-fascist homophobic bigots who think gay people are 2nd class citizens undeserving of legal equality’

    We know these Tory scumbags names.

    we must ensure that ALL MPs who voted no are removed at the next election for their homophobic bigotry.

  4. Does Boles condemn the bigotry of the MAJORITY of the Tory Party.

    Does he accept that no gay person can vote for a Tory who voted no to equality?

  5. I’ve said this a few times, but it all comes down to social evolution. If conservative political parties are to remain valid in evolving societies they simply have to drop their religious bullsh*t and their selfish crusading.
    The same is happening in the US with the Republican party, they have to either silence or remove their Tea Party nonsense and stop the radicalism or consistently fail in elections in the future.

    Society has evolved quite a lot for many countries in the last ten years alone, and the support for these divisive religiously-based political ideals is waning fast.

    Just like the Pope has been suggesting – it’s time to move on from these subjects and stop trying to prevent progress, if they don’t, they can expect to become extinct.

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