Monday, October 05, 2009

Execute Homosexuals- Say Labour's European Allies

The Liberal Conspiracy blog has been banging on about the Tories shocking links to eeeevil homophobic MEP's who are going to pass 'Section 28' style legislation in Lithuania. They seem to think that Baltic gay rights a real game changer in a British election, bless 'em.

Rather amusingly the Lib Dem's Foreign spokesman Ed Davey has also denounced the Tories for this, despite the fact that his own party's European allies are in the same governing coalition that is enacting the law.

Anyway how do Labour's European allies compare to the Tories on the whole gay thing, for example what is the opinion of their Russian allies in the Council of Europe, the Liberal Democratic party headed by Vladimir Zhirinovsky?:
Deputy Speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky has called for the death penalty for homosexuals
I await the official Lib Con denouncement in 10...9....8....

11 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Zhirinovsky is a crackpot and a poseur, but Islamic law calls for death for homosexuals too, and this is actually enforced by some regimes such as Iran's.

I'd think that whichever parties are the most sympathetic to militant Muslims' plans to apply SharĂ®'ah in their own enclaves, are the most guilty parties in this area.

Homophobic Horse said...

That's the least of the Lib-Dims concerns.

Neil Craig has found irrefutable evidence that the Lib Dims support Nazi foreign policy anyway.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Ha! That's Putin's days numbered then.

asquith said...

To be fair, Zhirinovsky "calls for" a lot of things in order to gain controversy, like a sort of Russian Brendan O'Neill. I always assume he doesn't actually want most of them.

If I ruled the world I might install him as my satrap in Russia, just for the sheer lukz of watching him wonder what the fuck to do next.

(Although I'll give you that Labour are overplaying their hand, if they even had one to begin with).

asquith said...

lulz*

Though by now I am probably too old to use such language anyway!

Ross said...

"Although I'll give you that Labour are overplaying their hand"

That is my real point, that the stuff about how some minor party with which the Tories are in a grouping has certain policies that many would object to, is fundamentally trivial.

Matthew said...

I got the impression though that this an alliance that the Tories put together?

Ross said...

They did, but I don't see how that makes it different to joining existing alliances.

Matthew said...

Ah surely it does. If you work for a company and a bad 'un joins, it's rather less poor behaviour than if you leave a company and set up a business with one.

Ross said...

Yes but there aren't alternative coalitions available that don't involve some alliances that aren't ideal.

And the problems with the Tories's new allies are not on a different scale to those of their old allies or the allies of Labour and the Lib Dems. I mean the group the Conservatives left, that is presented as a moderate grouping, includes an Italian party that ordered the mass fingerprinting of all gypsies in Rome

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