It's late. But needs must blog. Illustration above: Steve Bell.
LOL say Tory Pride event tonight - what a triumph. Like a dog walking on its hind legs. Et cetera. Look it up on Google. Apologies to women preachers everywhere. Partying gay tories are I feel more deserving of those remarks --> Tories, some Tories, getting to, say, 1979 consciousness on gay rights, walking in an ungainly fashion with the odd woof breaking through. But we must nonetheless be impressed.
This is clearly a great leap forward from the chemical castration of Alan Turing. Whichever parties and sentiments and tendancies were involved in that. Caught or 'fessed up in the cottage bogs at what was The Long Bar, under what became Rotters, formerly The Gaumont cinema, or thereabouts. Which - fact fans - is literally only about 100 metres south down Oxford Street from the Manchester Central stockade.
Labour's favourite Ashcroft-controlled Tory Boy Blogger Iain Dale has of course been these jolly Tories' ring leader.
LOL say: well done Iain! 100% wrong on 99% of human politics, capable of being carried away in untrue and illogical directions, 100% wrong on most technical issues economic or environmental. But now 50% right on equal rights for gayers of all stripes.
Being a gayer yourself this will of course be typical Tory selfishness kicking in! Empathy with other groups shouldn't be too much of a stretch really? Though a rich person who is gay/black/woman/elder/disabled has often been immune from the harshest downsides of prejudice and disadvantage.
While Tory ideologies will hammer working/underclass gayers.
Leaving aside petty party politics and class war in general, tbf, Iain's Tory Pride party = quite a good thing.
At the same time, given that Tories in the European Parliament are led by Michal Kaminski - an Equality Retard, in spades, doubled and redoubled - any and all protests also deserve 100% LOL support.
And rocking Tory Shame parties at poptastic? Also an understandable and undeniable HiNRG protest at 500 years of Tory "pouff" and "dyke" and "odd" and "queer" and "gay" and "lezzer" and "homo" and "not like us" bashing.
Having a Party at Spirit is a great leap forward Iain Dale. Sincerely, well done. But you must surely now recognise the imperative to disassociate from the loons of central-east europe you are currently entangled with? And to consider the other minorities and constituencies also disadvantaged by Tory ideas going forward?
Relying on meritocracy -> won't do. Accepting existing advantage, and disadvantage -> won't do. Making others' struggles for equality subordinate to your own -> won't do.
Hannan's swivel-eyed mates. Get rid. Tell them firmly to go swivel. Then you can be proud of your party. But right now? Ground breaking event -> kudos. Real progress -> here's hoping. With Michal and Co in charge -> you're pissing in the wind.