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Tim Yeo: My vote for gay marriage contributed to my deselection as Tory MP

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  1. While I suppose it’s vaguely possible – the fact that he has devolved into a non-entity who is still dogged by slease scandals

    I don’t doubt that most Tory voters are pretty hostile towards us – but there are so many reasons to not want Yeo to represent you…

  2. I love how ‘the gays’ get blamed again for something that is nothing to do with them.

    It’s more likely to be the recent corrupt scandal that he has been involved with.

  3. The reference to gay marriage is just a smokescreen. Tim Yeo’s record isn’t quite as bad as Anne McIntosh’s but it’s at best indifferent. He seems to have been deselected because he wasn’t a very good constituency MP, even living far away in Kent.

    He was consistently anti-gay on the earlier votes and was absent from no fewer than 13 votes !

    PN should have highlighted his uninspiring voting record rather than trying to make him look like a gay marriage martyr.

    http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpid=40554&dmp=826

  4. AdaNPeterson 4 Feb, 12:32am

    AishaTHughes

  5. People power ! Fantastic, soon the government will get a nasty shock when they realise their pseudo-marriage agenda has kicked them out of power .

    1. Kieran 4 Feb, 1:22am

      He was voted out by his constituent party’s executive of 600 members not the people of South Suffolk with over 70.000 electorates.

      Your a typical homophobe Ray, big mouth but no brains to back it up.

    2. Dave North 4 Feb, 9:49am

      “pseudo-marriage”

      Don’t you mean “legal marriage in the eyes of the law”

      Your inability to get the concept is your own bias issue,

      Ergo. F off.

    3. I hadn’t thought you to be such a keen labour or lib-dem supporter Ray – but at least we can agree it will be fantastic to get the Tories out of government, and all thanks to the swivel-eyed loons amongst their ranks being flushed like turds into the malodorous sewer that is UKIP!….not so much ‘people power’ as ‘moron power’ I would say:-)

    1. CH Brighton 4 Feb, 9:31am

      Guido makes it look as though Yeo’s vote in support of equal marriage may have been an attempt to please the party leadership (in light of his misdemeanours) rather than because he was really a supporter of the legislation.

  6. Colin (Queenstown/London) 4 Feb, 6:53am

    I thank Tim Yoe for supporting Gay Marriage. He may not yet understand what that legislation has done for the UK…Scotland tomorrow. N Ireland will follow. He and the others moved the UK on and better they jointly influenced the world to do with Human Rights which include Gay Rights.
    Britain has to take it’s place in the world of today not the comfortable has been wealthy people of the past. Our youth have no homes, Our youth have no jobs. Our youth have no investment in the future as one old generation are so greedy and yet they cannot see it.
    I think his other activities in the energy area may have contributed to his changed circumstances.
    However Tim…You changed the UK for the Good. Don’t ever forget that.

    1. PantoHorse 4 Feb, 8:38am

      Crumbs from the table. The man’s a rank hypocrite on climate and energy matters and hasn’t exactly been a supporter of LGBT equality until SSM. A few energy firms may shed a tear they’ve lost their man on the inside, but it won’t take them long to buy themselves a new one. Other than that, he’s not going to be missed.

    2. “However Tim… You changed the UK for the Good. Don’t ever forget that”

      Do you actually want to go and live up his backside?

  7. David Skinner 4 Feb, 8:48am

    Well, yes, since LGBTs are a privileged minority, I think we should all be allowed to carry a homophobia card in our wallets, so that whenever any of us feel we are under pressure, like Mr Yeo, say for fiddling our tax returns or not paying our train fare, we just whip out the pink homophobia card and shout, “homophobia.” Sorted!

    1. Dave North 4 Feb, 9:51am

      Indeed. Getiing your head kicked in is a privilege.

      Bricks through your f\/cking window is a privilege.

      Go screw yourself dickwad,.

      I am so tired of fighting against you people.

  8. David Skinner 4 Feb, 9:54am

    A philia is a clinical term for someone who has an irrational and inordinate desire for someone of something. When such a philia is translated into sexual behaviour, it then becomes habitual which in turn forms a homophile’s character. Such a person is made to believe that they were born with a homophile gene.
    In the name of equality the antithesis of a philia, a phobia, should be given equal recognition, which no amount of stigma, pink therepy, shock treatment or threat of violence and prison will change. ” Some People are Homophobes. Get Over It! ( or else)

    But all this is nonesense. We came into the world as men and women with the potential to engage in a whole menu of sexual behaviours, but we will go out of it as we came in, as men and women.

    1. But all this is nonesense. [sic]

      Indeed.

  9. rubisco 4 Feb, 10:45am

    So that’s the real grassroots Tories for you: anti-gay, anti-europe; anti-environment. Yeo’s had his day and should probably fade away gracefully now – as should McIntosh (ding dong etc). We need more Tories like Blount etc – if we need any at all, that is.

  10. Well if that were the case, very unlikely, he should be happy that for once a politician was deselected after making a show of good values.

    Pity he’s just spoilt this with a poxy blame game.

  11. I don’t think his voting for gay marriage had anything to do with it. It was more like his having been there for 31 years.

  12. If memory serves me correctly, there was similar whining from another deselected MP who, in fact, they lost their cushy job because they were a lazy, incompetent, corrupt tosser. Appealing to the anti-gay lobby for sympathy is probably not the brightest idea.

  13. I live in South Suffolk. I have had dealings with Tim Yeo and some of the tory faithful responsible for his deselection. Yeo’s claim that his stance on gay marriage led partially to his downfall is allegedly rubbish and a pathetic smokescreen. I cannot remember it being mentioned once by any tory association member prior to the recent vote. It is my experience that most people in South Suffolk including (believe it or not), conservative supporters are kindhearted and very understanding that everybody has the right to enter into a loving marriage regardless of their gender or sexuality. So please don’t tarnish anybody here in Suffolk as homophobic fossils from the idiotage

  14. Rob BB 5 Feb, 4:06pm

    I live in South Suffolk. I have had dealings with Tim Yeo and some of the tory faithful responsible for his deselection. Yeo’s claim that his stance on gay marriage led partially to his downfall is allegedly rubbish and a pathetic smokescreen. I cannot remember it being mentioned once by any tory association member prior to the recent vote. It is my experience that most people in South Suffolk including (believe it or not), conservative supporters are kindhearted and very understanding that everybody has the right to enter into a loving marriage regardless of their gender or sexuality. So please don’t tarnish anybody here in Suffolk as homophobic fossils from the idiot-age

  15. Rob BB 5 Feb, 4:09pm

    I live in South Suffolk. I have had dealings with Tim Yeo and some of the tory faithful responsible for his deselection. Yeo’s claim that his stance on gay marriage led partially to his downfall is allegedly rubbish and a pathetic smokescreen. I cannot remember it being mentioned once by any tory association member prior to the recent vote. It is my experience that most people in South Suffolk including (believe it or not), conservative supporters are kindhearted and very understanding that everybody has the right to enter into a loving marriage regardless of their gender or sexuality. So please don’t tarnish anybody here in Suffolk as homophobic fossils from the idio-tage

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