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    Theresa May: The Counter-Petition

    by earwicga on 18th May, 2010 at 4:53 pm    

    I blogged yesterday about a petition calling for Theresa May to be relieved of the role of Minister for Women and Equalities.

    There is now a counter-petition available to sign which states:

    We feel that she is appropriate for the position as she has been a positive force for the cause of morals in this Country. Her appointment is productive as there is not a more appropriate person for the job who is prepared to acknowledge the many who do not support Gay rights.

    We consider she is ideal in her commitment to implementing effective change in this country whilst ensuring progress does not undermine decency, religious views and moral standing. [My emphasis]

    This has to be a spoof?  Surely?  And the nine people who have signed it have a great sense of humour don’t they?

    H/T Kez

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    1. Shatterface — on 18th May, 2010 at 5:23 pm  

      The ‘many who do not suport gay rights’ can go fuck themselves, along with those who don’t support women’s rights or rights for ethnic minorities.

      The ‘right’ to restrict the rights of others is not a right at all. Rights can only be restricted where they are detrimental to others. Being homosexual is no affront to somebody else’s liberty, nor does it cause them harm, any more than being female or black but treating somebody with contempt for being gay, female or black *is*.

    2. earwicga — on 18th May, 2010 at 5:53 pm  

      Word Shatterface!

    3. John Demetriou — on 18th May, 2010 at 6:38 pm  

      I agree with your position ‘earwicga’, and I am personally in complete support of gay and women’s rights. No question there at all.

      But there are a lot of conservative minded people with other ideas. They are likely to be in a minority these days, as cultural and moral conservatives are on the decline in numbers as well as representation.

      But is there any need for the sneering attack?

      T. May won’t do anything to attack liberal ‘progress’ in these areas, I don’t know what you’re worried about. There’s nothing she can do even if she wanted to, it would be electoral folly and unnecessary.

      So, what’s the point in the sneering attack? Can’t you accept the validity of an opposing concept?

    4. earwicga — on 18th May, 2010 at 6:48 pm  

      John - I refer you to comment 1 above.
      Additionally, I suggest you look up ’sneering’ and ‘attack’ and take your head out of your arse regarding the tories, Theresa May and equality. And you might want to look up 55% as well.

      ps - Theresa May’s appointment involves a little bit more than ‘gay and women’s rights’.

    5. Don — on 18th May, 2010 at 8:04 pm  

      Actually, it does look a bit like a spoof but it probably isn’t. Nine signatories? damn this thing could snowball into double-figures.


      I’m not exactly earwicga’s biggest fan, but what sneering attack? Simply pointing out the existence of the petition is scarcely an attack (though there would be nothing wrong with attacking such a thing) and any sneering is just a reflex action when you stumble across something as petty-minded as this.

    6. earwicga — on 18th May, 2010 at 8:19 pm  

      Thanks Don (I think). I’ve had a look at the comments that 3 of the 9 signatories have left and one reads:

      Her presence in the government, means a blotch for the so-called ‘Progressive Alliance’, of the Tories and the Lib Dem government…

      A retrogressive minister is not what UK needs at this juncture..

      So that brings it down to 8 really.

    7. Don — on 18th May, 2010 at 11:11 pm  

      You’re welcome. (Probably)

      When you’re right, you’re right. When you’re wrong I’ll let you know.

      Smiley face thing.

    8. cjcjc — on 19th May, 2010 at 8:32 am  

      And the nine people who have signed it have a great sense of humour don’t they?

      Not in their favour: they’re bigoted fools.

      In their favour: they’ve wound you up good and proper.

      Score draw.

    9. Kulvinder — on 19th May, 2010 at 10:58 am  

      So my tories-aren’t-as-shit-as-labour honeymoon lasted less than a week; giving more powers to charge to officers on the beat.

      Oh this will end well.

      Perhaps Theresa May should spend some more time re-reading the Sir Cyril Philips 1981 report.

    10. Shatterface — on 19th May, 2010 at 6:08 pm  

      ‘But there are a lot of conservative minded people with other ideas. They are likely to be in a minority these days, as cultural and moral conservatives are on the decline in numbers as well as representation.’

      That might be because, on this matter, the liberals among us have won the argument. There are gay clubs all over the UK, there are homosexuals on prime time TV programmes like East Enders and Doctor Who, there are civil partnerships, and guess what? Civilisation didn’t end.

      ‘But is there any need for the sneering attack?’

      I think a little sneering is entirely justified here: we’re not being faced with rational arguments why gay people shouldn’t have equal rights, just a reflex hanging over from more superstitious times.

    11. John Demetriou — on 19th May, 2010 at 8:16 pm  

      I am not surprised by the author’s abusive and astonishingly aggressive response to my reasonable initial comment.

      It is behaviour like this that brings social liberals into such disrepute. It is why people are ignoring the Guardian in droves and giving up on today’s liberal left.

      Shame, because I agree with their socially liberal stuff, but with social liberalism in these hands, you give your enemies all the ammo they need.

      A bit like the Daily Mail giving the left all the ammo they need against various sections of the right.

    12. contradiction? — on 20th May, 2010 at 12:54 am  


      good spot on the theresa may petition - it show the horrible old homophobic underbelly of the party.

      one thing though - I seem to remember that some time back you jumped to the defence of Asim Qureshi and Moazzam Begg over the Gita Saghal issue: perhaps you should ask them what their views on gay rights are? not sure they would quite live up to your high standards…

      in fact I think that Begg went to live with the Taliban around the same time they were collapsing brick walls on homosexuals..talk about gay rights huh?

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