Gays, Political Spivs and the Question: Who'll Help Families? Platell's People
JUDGING by the behaviour of Gordon Brown and David Cameron this week, I wonder if the pair of them believe that Sacha Baron Cohen's gloriously camp new comedy 'Bruno' is a serious factual documentary.
How else to explain their unedifying efforts to outdo each other in courting the pink vote? First it was Cameron, hosting a high-profile reception for gay and lesbian Tory candidates on Tuesday night, at which he formally -- and gratuitously -- apologised for Section 28 -- the legislation introduced by Margaret Thatcher's regime to ban the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
Not to be outdone, Gordon Brown was soon signalling his support for the Gay Pride march by telling campaigners that 'you can't legislate love' and boasting about the Labour Party's gayfriendly policies.
His wife is even expected to join the Gay Pride parade today.
Now let me be unequivocal : I believe in a fair and tolerant society in which everyone -- regardless of their sexuality -- is treated with dignity and equality.
I have always supported acceptance of different lifestyles and, as regular readers may recall, I am fortunate enough to count among my closest friends a good number of gay men whom I love almost as brothers. …