CAMERON FACING ANOTHER DEFEAT IN THE COMMONS OVER GAY MARRIAGE – It’s beginning to look like there are not as many homophobic MP’s as initially suspected as it is announced that despite Cameron’s views that Gay Marriages would undermine the institution of marriage, MP’s from within the Tory Party, and those from Labour and Liberal Democrat, are prepared to vote allowing homosexuals legally marry and have civil partnerships.
As the days pass it looks more and more likely that a revolt is occurring in Westminster and I wonder how long it will be before Cameron is asked to step down as Prime Minister and Party Leader.
Just in the last few days another snide remark from Cameron has landed him in hot water over allegedly labeling Tory activists ‘mad, swivel-eyed loons’. On top of that Geoffrey Howe said that Cameron was ‘running scared’ on Europe and then the Bank of England Governor announced to the press that Cameron’s Mortgage Guarantee Scheme risks yet another sub-prime mortgage loans crisis.
Many Tory MPs and back-benchers feel that Cameron is creating a crisis of right-wing conservatism that divides him further from public opinion. This is also creating a deep division within the Tory Party itself and as it grows this will reduce the chance of a Tory victory in the next General Election.
According to government sources opening up civil partnerships and gay marriages would cost the Government approximately £4 billion in lost taxes through tax allowances for co-habiting and married couples.
However it does go deep as increased spouse rights and public sector pensions will also see the treasury lose billions. There is talk that the Treasury could demand that the entire Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill be scraped in order to stave off the loss of revenue to the Treasury.
I am beginning to wonder if the Ministers have explored the opportunities of the vast sums of money that could be saved if we pulled out of the EU. It is about time that Same Sex marriages were recognized; are we not supposed to live in enlightened times.
Of course the Church of England is opposed to gay marriages; which is surprising considering the number of gay clergyman roaming around the institution.
It is little surprising that the Muslims have come out to denounce gay marriages and in fact as far as they are concerned all homosexuals should be stoned to death. The Muslim community however should not have a say in the matter; the UK is a Christian country NOT an Islamic one and the public consensus on that issue is clear – you know where the door is if you don’t like it.
I rarely, if ever, side with the Left-Wing Liberal Democrats but on this occasion I have to say they have got it right. Gay people should be able to get married if that is what they want; they are human beings with feelings and in this so-called enlightened age being gay should not be seen as some type of disease or an affront to public decency.
After reading several news articles on this subject it has become clear that the ‘moral issue’ is in fact not the issue but rather the ‘cost issue’ is the determining factor – some Government figures are simply worried at the enormous cost to the taxpayer.
“It would be outrageous of the Government to use this issue as a reason to delay or kill the Bill. Is that what is going on?” A party source
It has just been announced that the annual review of MP salaries will likely increase an MP’s annual salary from £65,000 a year to £75,000. Many are complaining that this is a ‘pittance’ too which all I can say is they must be delighted that they don’t have to live on my £200 a month (and sometimes much less).
Being an MP really does appear to be all about lining your own pockets; in a similar fashion to how Tony Blair has done. Being an MP should be viewed as a privilege and an honour however this is not how MP’s see it. One MP remarked the other day that their salary, even with the increase of £10,000 is peanuts for a professional working in London.
As for that remark I have this to say… find me the professional in Parliament would be akin to finding a three-headed baboon in a zoo. If Parliament were run by professionals why does the Government insist on bring in tax consultants to write tax legislation that allows corporations to avoid paying tax?
If I had my way each MP would be subjected to minimum wage and then maybe they could really connect with the working class taxpayer and feel the strain of daily life as they do.
It is expected that more than 150 Tory MPs are likely to defy the Prime Minister on a separate amendment to the bill which would effectively exempt teachers from prosecution if they taught children that gay marriage is wrong and provide immunity for registrars who refused to conduct gay marriages.
I honestly cannot see the issue here and why some are so opposed to gay marriage. It amazes me that some people are quite willing to allow criminals to viewed as victims and yet only admonish those over their sexual preference. It just appears that we have lost all sense of reality. We have bigger issues in the UK to worry about and this should really not be debated at all but rather simply put in to law and allow gay people to have their rights.
What are we really frightened of here? Take a closer look at the homosexual community and ask yourself when was the last time you heard of gay people going out in groups ‘hetro-bashing’ or being involved in a violent demonstration?
Funny isn’t it that gay people are extremely passive, often gentle, kind and a loving people and yet Christians and Muslims are quite happy to call upon others to act violently against these groups.
It is time we grew up and allow the gay community to live their lives as they see fit and not be dictated to by Government or any religious fundamentalists.
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