Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Luvvies, pride and prejudice

Cranmer was going to talk about George Osborne’s austerity truth-telling versus Ken Clarke’s regulatory sophistry.

But the former is tedious and the latter a rather predictable delusion: indeed, Mr Clarke’s speech was reminiscent of that given by John Maples, then Shadow Foreign Secretary, a decade ago, when he announced that it was official Conservative Party policy to re-negotiate the Treaty of Rome. The faithful cheered to the rafters, but anyone who knew anything about the EU knew that he was talking nonsense.

But there was a little side-show last night which merits some analysis. The homosexual hypocrite Ben Summerskill was due to speak at the ‘Tory Conference Pride’ – the party’s first official ‘Gay Pride’ event – and laud the progress made by the party, such as the acceptance of gay civil partnerships and an unqualified apology for Section 28. But he was not so pleased with the presence of Michal Kaminski at the conference, since he is alleged to hold ‘homophobic’ and anti-Semitic views. On behalf of a rainbow coalition of luvvies – including Ewan MacGregor, Stephen Fry and Jo Brand, Michael Cashman, Eddie Izzard and Patrick Stewart – Ben Summerskill demanded that David Cameron disassociate the Conservative Party from Poland’s Law & Justice Party, because its members hold such ‘extreme’ and ‘offensive’ views. They wrote: “We want to believe the Conservative Party has really changed – please help us by rescinding the invite to the Polish Law & Justice Party and urging them either to change their views or quit your new European group.”

And to make his point, Mr Summerskill stamped his feet, threw a hissy fit and withdrew as the LGBTory star turn.

Nothing contrived about that at all.

Then über-luvvie Stephen Fry was wheeled out to support the boycott, also decrying the ‘homophobic’ Law & Justice Party, and insisting that all of David Cameron’s efforts over the past four years to woo the ‘gay vote’ have foundered because of this EU alliance.

Nothing contrived about that either.

But Cranmer wonders why such strength of feeling was never evident when the Conservative Party were allied to the European People’s Party. Why was there no call from luvvie-dom to boycott the ‘anti-gay Tories’ for being in alliance with the EPP, when the group includes Polish Civic Platform, the Deputy Speaker of which rejoiced in a court decision to deprive a lesbian mother of custody of her four-year-old daughter: “The court didn’t bow to pressure from the aggressive homosexual lobby, which came to make a scene as usual”. And it also includes Forza Italia, who produced a blatantly ‘homophobic’ poster at the last Italian general election (“Daddy and Papa? This isn’t the family we want!”). And the German CDU are not above manifestations of racism, having called for the deportation of 'criminal foreigners': “We have too many criminal young foreigners… Germany has had a Christian and Western culture for centuries, and foreigners who don’t stick to our rules don’t belong here”. They also campaigned in 2000 under the slogan Kinder statt Inder (‘Children rather than Indians’). And let us not forget the Austrian People’s Party, whose Secretary General called for the banning of burqas, adding: “If we allow consultations to be held in Turkish, we will one day become Turkish ourselves.”

All of these parties are members of the EPP. But Ben Summerskill and Stephen Fry never once objected to their ‘extreme’ and ‘offensive’ views, and never demanded of David Cameron that he disassociate from such ‘homophobes’ and ‘fascists’.

Cranmer smells the Le Male-drenched wrist of Michael Cashman MEP all over this. The homosexual (may one call him so, or is it 'gay'?) Labour MEP has clearly been out on night manoeuvres, holding assignations with his political soul-mates, and has contrived a media row with a few high-profile luvvies to discredit the Conservative Party and denigrate Michal Kaminski.

It’s a good job the party still has the support of Jim Davidson.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new world odour stinks of socialism:

7 October 2009 at 09:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

The Conservative party betrayed the moral majority in this country by apologising for that which men have condemned since time immemorial. The tittering in the works of Plato is more instructive of what ancient societies thought of the practice of homosexuality.

The Conservative party betrayed millions of its natural supporters by its abandonment of traditional doctrines. Millions. The Conservative party is on the brink of betraying its country over Lisbon exchanging the liberty, security and freedom of our people for the deception, lies and fraud of the EU constructed upon the continental scale and which can only be concealed and maintained, ultimately, through violence.

The homosexuals have betrayed the Conservative party. That which was sown is now being reaped.

Your Grace, our nation is wounded.

‘Oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths;
Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s
In deepest consequence.’

Macbeth (1606) Act 1, Sc 3, 1. 127

7 October 2009 at 09:53  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Sexual proclivity has no place in politics. All of these "luvvies" are extrovert socialists and it seems are only attending a TORY conference to make trouble. Labour's had its chance and brought the country to its knees - again. People are sick to death of politically correct minor interest factions. Who the hell are they to dictate to people who they can and cannot associate with? These luvvies should be told to bugger off (pun intended).

As for "that" speech by Osborne. I heard plenty about how ordinary people are expected to tighten their belts (which is an inevitabilty) but I don't remember the part where government reciprocates. Why is that?

I want to see the government tighten its belt beginning with all those useless quangos that soak up billions like a sponge.

Then there's all that dosh we hand over to the EU. Maybe, if Lisbon is ratified before the GE, Osborne's party should issue a legal challenge over the British people being denied a referendum on the EU and having our sovereignty down the river. There is legal recourse to couples whose marriage falls apart when vows/promises are broken. How about the promise Labour made to the People about a vote on the EU constitution on which it reneged? Is losing our national identity so small a consideration it doesn't merit more than a treasonous signature? Does this constitute a breach of our Human Rights? Don't we have a case in law? Winning it will give us our country back despite what Blair and Brown signed away with the Lisbon Treaty. We need to begin controlling our own fiscal policy without interference from the unelected "colleagues" in Brussels. What is it going to take to get the message across? Armed insurrection? Riots on the streets?

There's another area where hundreds of billions can be saved - the money ringfenced for Miliband's suicidal "CO2 is evil" energy bill. The "consensus" and highly questionable "science" underpinning the theory of CO2 induced Thermageddon is becoming increasingly discredited. The climate alarmism is becoming increasingly desperate. The infamous and now thoroughly trashed Hockey Stick Graph indicating drastic, CO2 driven global temperature rises, has been suddenly dropped from the UN's latest climate report. This is because the Hockey Stick has been proven to be the most dishonest, damaging and now most discredited "peer reviewed" theory in modern science history. It is the same graph upon which the claims in Al Gore's AGW propaganda screed, "An Inconvenient Truth" are based. It renders Gore's clams to be nothing more than cynical alarmism. Should we accept being taxed to hell and back on a lie?

Hockey Sticked Pucked

Another minor saving we can make is the monarchy. If we are to be part of a United States of Europe then a Royal family becomes a pointless anachronism. The queen stood by, saying a doing nothing, while her realm was ceded to a foreign power by her own ministers. Why the hell should we pay to keep her and her parasitical family in luxury? If They're so hard up without our taxes let them eat corgi...

None or little of this will happen because Cameron's band of opportunist pilgrims ain't Tories, they're spineless, lily-livered, Europhile surrender monkeys.

7 October 2009 at 10:40  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mrs Gnostic,

Did you get out of bed on the wrong side this morning?


7 October 2009 at 10:45  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Your Grace, I didn't know you cared. :D

You must forgive my growing frustration with the current state of affairs. I love my country and I'm so sick of seeing it continually kicked in the cojones by corrupt, tunnel-visioned, self-serving muppets.

7 October 2009 at 10:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any song writers out there? Can you convert the song below for use in the British context?

For the Cause.

The song is about a people who once opposed federalism.

Harry McCarthy wrote a song that chronicled the birth of the Confederate States of America. This was "The Bonnie Blue Flag" and follows:

We are a band of brothers and native to the soil,

Fighting for the property we gained through honest toil.

And when our rights were threatened the cry rose near and far,

Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

Three cheers for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

As long as the Union was faithful to her trust,

Like friends and brethren, kind were we and just,

But now when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar,

We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand,

Then came Alabama and took her by the hand.

Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia and Florida,

All raised the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

Ye men of valor gather round the banner of the right,

Texas and Louisiana join us in the fight.

Davis, our beloved President, and Stephens statesmen are,

Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

And here’s to brave Virginia, the Old Dominion State,

With the young Confederacy at length has joined her fate.

Impelled by her example, now other states prepare,

To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

Then here’s to our Confederacy, strong we are and brave,

Like patriots of old we’ll fight, our heritage to save.

And rater than submit to shame, to die we would prefer,

So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Chorus: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah for Southern Rights Hurrah.

Then cheer boys, cheer, raise a joyous shout,

For Arkansas and North Carolina now both have gone out.

And let another rousing cheer for Tennessee be given,

The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be eleven.

7 October 2009 at 10:56  
Anonymous Maturecheese said...

Your Grace,

My God be my judge but I find homosexuality a sick and depraved practice but I was prepared to and indeed used to tolerating these people as long as they were discreet. Now, as seems the modern way, it is rammed down my throat so to speak and so I have far less tolerance for these people. I object to the term Homophobia as it is a label that is used as a form of insult and control to anybody that thinks Homosexual practice is wrong, and I would wager that that would be the majority of us.

This phenomenon of over exposure creating more intolerance is also evident with immigration.

Alas it seems the Gay and Immigration lobby have FAR to much influence and there doesn't seem to be a thing we can do about it.

We seem to be a society slipping into decadence and the moral values that have been the bedrock of our society are fast being trampled into insignificance.

I think I'll stop now before I get the urge to book an appointment with Dignitas.

7 October 2009 at 11:03  
Blogger Preacher said...

It comes as no surprise to me, it's all in the book of Revelation, the Billdebergers, New World Order, greed, sin, corruption, abomination, Antichrist. Then the return of the Lord & judgement followed by Heaven or Hell for eternity. It strikes me that what we need is Holy boldness to preach the gospel irrespective of the consequences, there's a noticeable lack of spine in many church leaders at the moment, why can not sin be called sin? what chance have sinners of escaping the wrath to come by repenting & accepting Christ's sacrifice if the Church remains silent? The time is short, how will they be saved if they haven't heard God's judgement? How will they be saved from the pit if no one tells them? how will they be saved if we do not Go! wether we are sent or not? brothers & sisters it's time for action not words, leave the posturing and plotting to those enemies of God who think they can win by deception. Their fate is already written. We must fulfill the Lords commision while there is yet time.

7 October 2009 at 11:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

There may be another aspect to the rise of homosexuality in British and EU law.

It is possible that we are being prepared for the rise of Anti-Christ:

“He (antichrist) shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all” (Daniel 11:37).

7 October 2009 at 11:34  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

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7 October 2009 at 12:05  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr Rottenborough,

Your off-message contributions which simply hyper-link to your own blog are becoming tiresome.

Please either contribute intelligently and eruditely to the matter at hand, or refrain from saying anything at all.

Bless you.

7 October 2009 at 12:15  
Blogger True Belle said...

We are very lucky to be living in the age of Mod Cons- Don't you approve of a little softness? I am sick and tired of sweaty, port swilling, bottom tweaking blue nosed old fashioned misogynist types!

7 October 2009 at 13:09  
Anonymous Mike said...

D Singh - Amen
Preacher - Amen
Thanks for showing me that there are those out there who aren't deceived nor bowing the knee to Baal.

7 October 2009 at 13:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please pray for the British lion. At the moment he is a mangy, flea infested, caged, feral cat with sad doleful eyes.

Where are our American Judaeo-Christian cousins in our hour of need?

Will New England exchange her tears for old England’s fears?

"But they that wait upon the LORD

shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as EAGLES

they shall run, and not be weary;

and they shall walk, and not faint"

Isaiah 40:31

7 October 2009 at 13:48  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Archbishop Cranmer (12:15)—Beg pardon. I have given my wrist a light flagellation.

@ D. Singh (09:53)—The Conservative party is on the brink of betraying its country over Lisbon exchanging the liberty, security and freedom of our people for the deception, lies and fraud of the EU...which can only be...maintained, ultimately, through violence.

As British soldiers would not be prepared, I trust, to open fire on their fellow countrymen, nor French on Frenchmen, the interest Brussels shows in welcoming Turkey and other Muslim countries to the European Union becomes more understandable: Muslim troops would have few qualms about killing the infidel.

I wonder if Heath, Thatcher and Major really knew what they were doing when they signed Rome, the Single European Act and Maastricht?

7 October 2009 at 14:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Rottenborough,

Cabinet memoranda released reveal claerly that Macmillan, Heath and Majoe new exactly what they were doing.

Please read the excellent essay by Bernard Connolly, Circle of Barbed Wire, over at the Bruges group's website.

7 October 2009 at 14:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Mr Rottenborough

Turkey will not be permitted to join the EU. France and Germany will never allow it.

Turkey has its own role to play as we head towards the ‘End Times’.

Turkey has given up on its ambitions to join the EU – that is why it has joined the EU’s Union for the Mediterranean.

Further, Turkey was a great ally of the British ever since the Crimean War. For the first time, since then, it has turned away and realigned itself with Russia. I believe it has also held, recently, joint-naval exercises with Syria.

7 October 2009 at 14:37  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

Mr Singh—You have put my mind at rest. Many thanks.

7 October 2009 at 15:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Rottenborough

I'm afraid matters for France and Germany do not rest there.

It's about ageing populations and demographics.

7 October 2009 at 15:52  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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7 October 2009 at 16:09  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Do you see where I am coming from though?

I see no correlation between sexuality and political statements. How do you approach politics from the standing of, say, the Conwy all womens dildo team, or the Llandudno profuse masturbates club, or the Chester rubber and wool fetish society?

Sexuality is irrelevant. It's something you have a taste for but should not be brought to bare on other's unless in the correct confinements of the personal setting. These things are not appreciated when blurted out in serious and important settings like party conferences.

If you want to discuss your sex life with people then it would be necessary to ask first. You can't just open with " hello I'm a wanker who likes rubber protrusions, and you are all fascists because you disagree with my sexuality". OK, fine - "Security"!

7 October 2009 at 16:32  
Blogger English Viking said...

Regarding the info in the post about certain European political parties referring to Indians and foreigners, and the idea that this is racist; it is not racist to call a foreigner a foreigner, nor an Indian an Indian.

7 October 2009 at 17:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't do something similar to labour at their meeting. Hardly allied with liberal parties.

Are any of these outspoken critics actually Conservatives; Izzard and Fry have always seemed very close to labour.

7 October 2009 at 17:29  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Extreme and offensive ? , you could make the case that the infiltration of the church and the even more extreme active promotion of Homosexuality in the search for equality has not worked out too well.

When does a progressive agenda eventually begin to eat itself, Ben Summerskill wants equal rights and Michael Cashman has progessively helped to push the boundries of how we should view Homosexuality . Yet in a spectular sort of own goal the champion of human rights , failed to even listen to a view of someone else, which in my book could be seen as a sort of facism .

So do we now assume Ben holds the right (in working for the equalities and human rights commision) to determine what views he thinks we should hear , is he not becoming the very same sensor that he has fought so hard against.

We have had to watch as some aspects of the progessive agenda unfold , they have the right to be gay and not be brutalised for it , yet it doesnt seem to work the other way .

The use of equalities propoganda in schools to promote sexual propoganda has probebly done more harm than good , in trying to educate as early as possible they have made parental choices irrelevant and have enforced a sort of unreason on very uneasy parents and educationalists , all under the guise of political correctness.

Indeed the capacity for subervitive bullying via all the forms of computer and mobile media has increased in the sense that the victims of inequality become a self fullfilling prophecy , as there rights are subject to the immature mob rule and its all to freudian/scoialist consequences.

The rule breakers and rebels of socialist thought then turn on state rules .

It is truly an issue comming full circle in a godless society I dont think they can blame the church anymore when so little choice has been put to parents .

7 October 2009 at 17:57  
Blogger David said...

It all fits into place if you realise that the ultimate goal is the breakdown of the family unit and therefore the breakdown of society.

7 October 2009 at 18:56  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Unfortunately I am not gay. I say unfortunately because not being able to go both ways, simply reduces ones possibilities for a decent shag. Which is my problem, but thankfully not very often.

However, as a conservative I would be ideologically against any type of pressure group based on sexual orientation, race, or class, even if I was as gay or bi- as gay or bi- gets.

If self selected and proclaimed representatives of gay people have no idea what conservatism is, then there is little constructive use for them remaining within the Conservative Party.

My advice is for these self-obsessed fools to all just go away, and join a political party that closer reflects their particular way of looking at life. Perhaps the BNP, or some such.

There are many openly gay Conservative MP's who seem to have little problem remaining so. There are even more covertly gay Conservative MP's, who have every right to remain so. I really do not need, or want to know the sexual preferences of my parliamentary representatives.

What I want to see is HONESTY, along with a committed desire to unite society, rather then constantly be looking for ever more ways of dividing it.

Being or not being a homo-sexual is only politically important if the law is discriminating, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. If not the whole gay issue is simply yet another example of establishment promoted manic need to divide and rule using what is more commonly known these days as identity politics. Therefore should be resisted whenever possible.

7 October 2009 at 19:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



7 October 2009 at 20:22  
Anonymous no nonny said...


Yes, exactly.

7 October 2009 at 21:21  
Anonymous no nonny said...

P.S: Based upon which, Communism strikes me as The Antichrist.

7 October 2009 at 21:25  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

Mrs Gnostic
Excellent post. Whichever side of the bed you got out of this morning, you must have had 3 weetabix for breakfast. :-)

Agree with all your points.

D Singh
Your song seems familiar - 'Marching through Georgia' has the same scansion and probably the same tune. But that was a Unionist song.

Watching Boris joust with Paxo yesterday, Boris said that if the treaty had been ratified when Cameron came into office, Cameron's hands would be tied.

Not so. Harold Wilson organised a referendum a couple of years after Heath had signed the Treaty of Rome. Dave could at least use the threat of a referendum to extract concessions from the EU, for example to get our money back which Blair conceded for kiss and a promise from the French.

7 October 2009 at 22:39  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Harold Wilson organised a referendum because the Labour government was split on the issue.
Some Tories said at the time referenda were not part of the British constitution.

8 October 2009 at 04:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ultramontane grumpy old catholic

I first heard the song in a movie called Gods and Generals.

I do not know who the director was and why 'Gods' was in the plural - given that, in the movie, Gen 'Stonewall' Jackosn is fond of quoting the Bible.

8 October 2009 at 08:27  
Anonymous Maturecheese said...

McKenzie, LOL. That's more or less what I was trying to say but you have put in a much better and humorous way.

8 October 2009 at 08:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS - The reason why I am hoping that some song writer out there will convert it for use by the anti-EU movement is that we need our statesmen, lawyers, writers, poets and singers.

Every successful movement needs those elements to galvanise the people.

8 October 2009 at 08:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

Mackenzie makes an interesting point: why do the homosexual lobby make that which is committed in the bedroom, to be made public?

For example, in a British football stadium you can easily observe the few black faces but you would hard pressed to say which of the fifty thousand faces is the face of a homosexual.

The homosexual lobby could be caught in a dilemma of their own making. On the one-hand they equate ‘homophobia’ with racism (as if it were genetically determined (the phenomenon of hasbians (former lesbians) acts as a counter example to that superstition). On the other-hand without being ‘visible’ they are unable to exercise political leverage.

That explains why they dress up as nuns in the public square howling for recognition.

8 October 2009 at 09:28  
Anonymous Brian E. said...

The big problem with the militant homosexual lobby is that don't just want equal treatment, for which one could make a case, but they want special treatment. They also want to get their names into the media, which unfortunately they manage to achieve by this sort of action. If they had genuine equal treatment, no one would have even bothered to report the actions of such unimportant people!
Personally, I don't think there is such a thing as a "gay vote". I've known quite a few homosexuals during my working life, and I've never known any that have wanted to draw particular attention to their way of life or demand special privileges. As far as I am concerned, in most matters they were just like the rest of us, concerned about having a job and hopefully getting promotion along with paying for their mortgage. Unless a political party shows itself to be genuinely homophobic, I believe that most will make up their own minds how to vote and not be swayed by these prima-donnas seeking self publicity.

8 October 2009 at 10:00  
Anonymous sydneysider said...

Mackenzie has finally come back...
Brilliant! Mature Cheese threatening to neck herself,Mr Singh writing reams of archaic verse, Jezebelle accusing Grumps of tweaking bottoms....
Fabulous just like the good old days!

8 October 2009 at 15:26  

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