Sunday, 30 May 2010

David Laws: sacrificed on the altar of gay rights

If it wasn't for the gay-righters banging on constantly about homosexuality, enforcing a thoughtcrime block on anyone straying from the new orthodoxy on the subject, David Laws could probably have continued to have a private life. In his words:

“In 2006 the Green Book rules were changed to prohibit payments to partners. At no point did I consider myself to be in breach of the rules which in 2009 defined partner as ‘one of a couple … who although not married to each-other or civil partners are living together and treat each-other as spouses. Although we were living together we did not treat each other as spouses’.

Quite so. He should have stuck to his guns, but unfortunately we are on the road from 'everything permitted that isn't forbidden' to 'everything forbidden that isn't permitted, and everything permitted is mandatory', so now that gay men can enter into civil partnerships, bestowing a similar legal position as marriage, poor David is obliged to espouse his secret lover.


James Higham said...

That's amazing - I just put up a similar theme from a different direction.

So much hypocrisy in this issue.

Trooper Thompson said...

I feel a bit sorry for the guy. It's like he's been outed. If he had been in an open relationship with his chum, he could have rearranged the money side of things, and probably claimed more than he has done. I wonder whether he's been taken down for other reasons.