Nick Clegg Named ‘Most Gay Friendly Party Leader’ By PinkNews

Dec 28, 2014 by

From Huffington Post: Nick Clegg is considered the most “gay-friendly” party leader – but the Liberal Democrats are struggling to turn that into votes, a poll has found. Research by PinkNews ranked him comfortably ahead of Ed Miliband, Green Natalie Bennett and David Cameron. But there was bad news for Nigel Farage who was considered “extremely anti” by three-quarters of gay voters. He was the only one seen by more people as homophobic than sympathetic to lesbian,...

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Could Labour steal a march on the Conservatives over religious freedom?

Dec 21, 2014 by

By Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: Imagine that you are a Labour politician seeking to make the most of public anxiety over the persecution of Christians worldwide (and remember: most people in Britain self-identify as Christians, even if they never darken the door of a church even once a year at Christmas).  What would you do? One course you might take is to write an article for a right-of-centre broadsheet that is read by many churchgoers.  To hit the political sweet spot, such a piece...

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‘Gay marriage’ is against human nature and Europe’s human rights convention: Greek justice minister...

Dec 11, 2014 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Any proposal to install “gay marriage” in Greek law would be contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, said Haralambos Athanasiou, the country’s justice minister, this week. He added that his country should not comply with EU demands to create civil unions or legally recognized same-sex partnerships. When the Convention “speaks about marriage it speaks [of it being] between a man and woman,” Athanasiou told Greek television. “We are a country that respects...

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PM told: Bring back those alienated by gay marriage

Dec 11, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: David Cameron should work to win back people who support marriage between one man and one woman, the Grassroots Conservatives group has said. Bob Woollard, who leads the organisation, said new laws were needed to “protect those who believe in traditional marriage”. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Woollard warned that people have left the Conservatives over same-sex marriage and were voting for UKIP, or not at all. ‘Alienated’ “I am personally convinced that the...

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Former Archbishop Rowan Williams wades into EU withdrawal debate

Dec 10, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has waded into the debate over withdrawal from the European Union insisting it could leave the UK “dangerously dependent” on the City. He said leaving the EU would be a “deeply regressive” step and claimed Britain would have almost nothing else “distinctive” to offer outside it. Going it alone could turn the country into an “offshore financial facility”, he added. The former Archbishop also said it was also becoming...

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George Osborne accused of actively discouraging marriage

Dec 8, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: George Osborne’s Autumn Statement has failed David Cameron’s “family test” by actively increasing financial incentives for couples with children to live apart, a study by the Marriage Foundation think-tank has concluded. The group, founded by the High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge and admired by the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said the Coalition had “failed at the first hurdle” to implement the Prime Minister’s recent pledge to recast government...

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