Is it contagious with them? Conservative Party parliamentary candidate Philip Lardner made a vicious attack on homosexuality, before being forced to take his remarks down from his campaign website:
They can’t help themselves, can they? After David Cameron’s inability to understand that allowing his MEPs to vote against gay rights, and Chris Grayling’s ‘unintentional offence’ at saying B&B owners should be able to discriminate against gay people, and Julian Lewis attacking an equal age of consent, it’s becoming utterly ludicrous to suggest that the party has shrugged off its ‘nasty’ reputation. It’s even more ludicrous for Cameron to suggest that the Tory Party is the natural home for progressives. Fortunately the Chairman of the Conservative Party in Scotland, Andrew Fulton has suspended Lardner from the party and ended his candidacy:
“The views expressed by Philip Lardner, the candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran, are deeply offensive and unacceptable and as a result he has been suspended as a member of the Conservative party. We therefore do not support Mr Lardner’s candidacy in the North Ayrshire and Arran constituency. These views have no place in the modern Conservative party.”
But as I’ve said before it’s one thing to talk the talk, another to walk the walk. It remains a party full of very nasty people. Should they really be the party of government next Friday?
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