Tag Archives: Conservative Party UK

BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Calls For Early Election

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has said she wants to hold a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming that she was against the idea of an early vote. In a surprise statement outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, the prime minister claimed that opposition parties were jeopardising her government’s preparations for Brexit. “We need a general election ...

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Becomes Prime Minster After Queen Formally Accepts Resignation Of David Cameron

The Telegraph reports: Mr Cameron has left 10 Downing Street for the last time as Prime Minister, as he set off on the short trip to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen and hand over the reins of power to Theresa May. Flanked by wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence outside the famous black door, ...

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BRITAIN: Tory Home Secretary Theresa May To Become Prime Minister After Chief Opponent Drops Out

The Telegraph reports: Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. The energy minister has paved the way for Home Secretary Theresa May, as the only remaining candidate, to be named Tory leader and PM as early as today. Mrs Leadsom said: “The best interests of our ...

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BRITAIN: Tory Candidate For Prime Minister Says Marriage Should Just Be For Christians [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Andrea Leadsom has admitted that she “didn’t really like” the gay marriage law passed in 2013 because of the “clear hurt” it caused to Christians. In an interview after her speech in Westminster, Ms Leadsom, a Conservative leadership contender, said that she did not like the same-sex marriage legislation and would have preferred for it to include ...

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Quote Of The Day: MP Helen Grant

“I am a God-fearing woman. My faith is very fundamental to everything I do and think. I am a member of the Church of England, a Christian, and my faith is very, very important to me. I think [same-sex marriage] is absolutely consistent with my beliefs. For me, as a Christian, I see it as about justice, equality, fairness, ending ...

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Headline Of The Day

Via the tabloid Daily Mail: The full extent of the revolt among Tory MPs over plans to allow gay marriage was revealed last night. In all, 118 Conservatives out of 303 have written to constituents indicating their unease. If they all vote against, it would be the biggest Tory rebellion in modern times. Among the 118 is gay MP Conor ...

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George Osborne: Marriage Must Happen In UK, Look What Happened To GOP

Citing the recent sweep of marriage victories in America, high ranking Tory member George Osborne says his party must “get in step with the people” if they want to stay in power. His call came in an analysis of why Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the US election despite rising unemployment and even polls suggesting that the Republican candidate ...

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David Cameron For World AIDS Day

I missed this message from Britain’s Prime Minister yesterday. “We have made a lot of progress in fighting HIV and AIDS so far and I believe that by working together, we can help reduce the stigma, reduce the number of new infections and enable those living with HIV to lead full productive and happy lives.”

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BRITAIN: Anti-Gay Tory MP Crispin Blunt Leaves His Wife And Comes Out

Conservative Party MP Crispin Blunt has announced that he is leaving his wife and coming out. The Reigate MP appealed for privacy and said he was “coming to terms with his homosexuality”. In a statement, his office said: “Crispin Blunt wishes to make it known that he has separated from his wife Victoria. “He decided to come to terms with ...

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BRITAIN: New Government Refuses To Lift Travel Ban On Michael Savage

Britain’s new government is refusing to lift its predecessor’s travel ban for American radio blowhard Michael Savage unless he “repudiates” his previous inflammatory statements about Muslims and other groups. Savage whines to World Net Daily: Savage today called his ordeal a “true nightmare of Kafka.” “The ‘new’ British government continues ‘the big lie’ initiated by the previous British government, all ...

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Conservative Party Leader David Cameron Becomes British Prime Minister

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Tory Leader David Cameron: Our Allies Are Not Homophobic

British celebrities including Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, and Ewan MacGregor sent a letter to the UK’s Conservative Party leader David Cameron, urging him to repudiate the homophobic policies of the Polish Law and Justice Party, a Tory ally. Cameron responded by denying the charges, but also said that Poland is a Catholic country, so what can you do? Speaking to ...

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UK Conservatives Go Gay: Tories Throw Giant Gay Club Night

The party of Margaret Thatcher wooed LGBT support yesterday by throwing a massive gay club night in Manchester, where the Tories are holding their annual party conference. “Party with your fellow conservatives” read the poster. Skin-tight T-shirts, posters of semi-naked men and buckets of condoms on the tables. This was not a typical fringe event at the Conservative party conference. ...

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UK: Conservative Party Apologizes For Anti-Gay Section 28 Legislation

In 1988 the UK enacted Section 28, a law which ordered that schools “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.” The law was not repealed until 2003. Yesterday, at a gay Pride event in London, ...

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