David Cameron is a wimp! He lacks moral fibre and lives in fear of the old style Tory bigots who still contaminate his party. He is paralysed by them over Europe and their antagonism directed at Gays. He professes to be sympathetic to the Gay community in an increasingly futile attempt to secure their votes. He has just crumbled again when he failed to take action against a junior shadow defence minister who compared the dangers of gay sex to the dangers of serving on the military front line.
Julian Lewis Tory MP had explained he opposed lowering the age of consent for gay sex from 18 to 16 for the same reasons that those aged under 18 in the armed forces were not sent to the front line in places like Afghanistan. This eruption of intolerance comes hard on the heels of a similar outburst of homophobia from his Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling who expressed support for narrow-minded owners of B&B’s who refuse to accommodate same sex couples.
We hear the cries of the Tories saying they are not the same old party but every now and then one of these backwoods characters blurts out the grubby truth. They are not being honest and are continually fighting to keep the lid on these odious and very traditional old Tories who are still closer to the soul of the party than Cameron will ever be. Ben Bradshaw, Labour's culture secretary, commented: "If Tory front benchers can get away with such homophobia when they are being extra careful during an election campaign, imagine what would happen if they were in government - free to let their outdated prejudices reign."
What do we learn from this? 1/ they have not changed and they have no intention of doing so. 2/ Cameron is a man of straw; he is powerless and unwilling to reign in these grubby pedlars of prejudice, can you see him dealing with a world crisis when he hasn’t the courage to deal with a couple of unknown Tory MP’s; can you see Merkel, Sarkozy or Putin trembling before him? he is simply not fit to lead, think on.