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  1. SeanR says

    Erh, Section 28? Isn’t that a debate from the last century? Labour has implemented Civil Partnership law, and done much work in the name of equality. Andy: I live in the Irish Republic but i’ve never heard of Patrick Wolf. That the Tories are against gay marriage is absolutely not news – its like suggesting ‘shock horror’ GOP anti-gay marriage, ok?

    An important reason why Boris won is the Green vote split away from Labour and their own Green candidate won a significant minority vote. Together with other minorities, the Labour vote was significantly lowered, and that allowed the Tories to win. If this translated into a General Election, the Tories would be back in power, and Gordon Brown would be out of Downing Street on his fat Scottish ass…

  2. Bill Perdue, RainbowRED says

    Labour lost of lot of support when it took a sharp right turn and morphed into a Clintonesque parody of the US Democrats under Tony Blair’s misleadership. They lost even more when Blair decided to help Bush in his genocide against Iraqis. Labour’s chickens are coming home to roost.

    Section 28 was a Conservative law which, like DOMA and DADT, codified bigotry with the following language “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. Naturally it led to an upswing of violence and harassment in schools. Section 28 was promoted by Thatcher and Major and not repealed until 2001 in Scotland and 2003 in England by Labour, the Greens and the Lib Dems, who were its most consistent opponents.

    The tories continue to be the party of islampphobia racism and gay bashing in spite of their liberal use of lying to camouflage their bigotry. Poor London.

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