Saturday, 15 May 2010



It's easy to lie, all you have to do
is be really sincere about it,
like me. Down with poofs.

Promise:        Preference (or lie).
Commitment:      Aspiration (or lie.).
Keep the Tories Out:       Let the Tories In.
No Cuts This Year:           Lots of Cuts This Year. 
Four Manifesto Pledges:      Four Lies.
Scrap Trident:                    Keep Trident.
Re-organise the banks: Don't reorganise the banks.
 Introduce New Politics:  Introduce parliamentary stitch-up.
Have meaningful debate with colleagues: Go cottaging.

Young LibDems discuss coitus flagrente conservatore brutalis,
sorry, coalition.


Mothers Ruin said...

Hughes was first elected to Parliament in the Bermondsey by-election of 24 February 1983. The by-election was described by Gay News as "the dirtiest and most notorious by-election in British political history" because of the slurs against the character of the Labour candidate and gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell by various opposition campaigners. The Liberal Campaign leaflet described the election as a "straight choice", a standard campaigning slogan which was open to misinterpretation. Hughes won the seat with 57.7% of the vote. He apologised for the campaign in 2006, during the same few days revealing his own homosexual experiences, and confirming that he is bisexual after being outed by The Sun newspaper.[1]

Mr Hughes told the BBC's Newsnight programme: "I hope that there will never be that sort of campaign again. I have never been comfortable about the whole of that campaign, as Peter knows, and I said that to him in the past ... Where there were things that were inappropriate or wrong, I apologise for that."[2]

In an apparent attempt to bring the controversy over the 1983 Bermondsey byelection to a close, Peter Tatchell formally endorsed Simon Hughes for Lib Dem leader on 25 January 2006, saying: "Simon Hughes is the best of the Lib Dem leadership candidates. If I was a party member, he'd get my vote. I want to see a stronger lead on social justice and green issues. Despite his recent drift to the centre, Simon is the contender most likely to move the Liberal Democrats in a progressive direction."

In the same statement, Tatchell added: "Since his election, Simon has redeemed himself by voting for gay equality. That's all that matters now. He should be judged on his policies, not his private life.

Wikipedia and laugh a minute personal recollection of an election slogan that said "Which queen will you be voting for".

call me ishmael said...

Tatchell is wrong headed on many things but not short of personal courage. I remember him approaching the ghastly phony, Portillo, about some gay issue, when he, Portillo, was campaigning to be an MP and being wrestled to the ground, quite illegally, by Portillo's thug minders. I always recall that incident when Portillo and Abbot are schmoozin pointlessly on the TeeVee. And as for Hughes, well, fuck what Tatchell says, Hughes remains a vile hypocrite, even by the standards of Westminster, he's in a league of his own. Straight Simon, up against the wall, queerbashuing motherfucker.