If You Don’t Vote Against Extremists…

You thought the BNP were the only extremist story from last week’s elections? Think again:

The newly-elected mayor of Doncaster has vowed to cut funding for the town’s annual gay Pride event.

Peter Davies, an English Democrat, has said: “My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple.

“I don’t think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality.”

Davies, a retired politics and RE teacher, has also promised to end council spending on “politically correct” issues and plans to cut his mayor’s salary by £32,000 to £62,000.

He also plans to reduce councillors’ numbers by two thirds to 21, although it remains to be seen whether he has to power to do so, and to hold a referendum on whether his own post should exist.

Davies added: “I have nothing whatsoever against gays and lesbians, what they do in their private lives is absolutely fine.

“But I don’t see why councils should be spending money on that sort of thing.”

Proof if any more were needed that what happened in California with Proposition 8 could easily happen here. Not everyone supports the diversity agenda, not everyone respects difference, and even people elected to positions of political influence can these days still hold negative opinions about minorities and be prepared to act on them. Nationalism is repugnant, whether it be at the BNP extreme or this one. Hopefully he’ll cut his salary to zero and retire immediately, in his eagerness not to be parading his sexuality around town at taxpayers’ expense. Idiot.

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4 responses to “If You Don’t Vote Against Extremists…

  1. Ummm…really, why should the local council be spending the money on any event of this sort? By “this sort” I mean any special interest gathering or event?

    Does Doncaster have that much spare cash?

  2. I would imagine because it’s part of local government’s agenda full stop to be promoting diversity. This means co-funding arts festivals, anti-racism festivals, pride festivals and other events. That’s why. It’s how government teaches people to appreciate difference, but I don’t believe this is news to you.

  3. Well, I’m American so it is news to me. That’s why I asked.

    This is not the sort of thing that most local governments would be able to spend money on in the US without a lot of backlash, completely irrespective of what group was being sponsored.

    Is there some law in the UK requiring this “diversity agenda” or is it just some people’ thought that this is the roll of the government?

  4. Very unlikely to happen here as there is overwhelming majority support for LGBT rights. Your over-reacting :]

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