An interesting day. The de-toxification of the Tory Party appears to have stalled somewhat.
I found it painful, almost embarrassing, to listen to the reason-free burblings from the opponents of marriage equality in the Commons this afternoon. Mainly their purported concerns for religious freedom (something too well protected by this Bill) were thinly disguised appeals to good old fashioned homophobia. And a majority of the Tory Parliamentary party failed to follow the leadership.
I think that anyone who cares about equality now needs to evaluate any support they may have for this party which might be based on economic factors given what the majority of its MPs did with their votes yesterday.
And the party leader was not even able to spend 30 minutes on the front bench showing his support for his beleaguered troops.
I now know the political meaning of the word “toxic”.