Sunday , 8 December 2019

Tag Archives: UKIP

David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

David Coburn

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

Read More »

Will David Coburn run for UKIP leadership?

David Coburn

  In the wake of Nigel Farage’s latest resignation as leader of UKIP, questions have inevitably been asked as to who his successor might be. Farage yesterday gave a statement in which he said his “political ambition has been achieved” and that he “wants his life back”. He did, however, also suggest he will stand for parliament at the next ...

Read More »

EU demands inclusion of LGBTI rights in gender mainstreaming

EU Flag

The European Parliament made a strong call to include the well being and rights of LGBTI people in all gender mainstreaming activities. Gender mainstreaming refers to the integration of a gender perspective into the preparation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, regulatory measures and spending programmes, with a view to promoting gender equality and combating discrimination. A key report ...

Read More »

SNP has highest percentage of gay and lesbian candidates

The SNP

A KaleidoScot survey shows the Scottish National Party (SNP) has the highest number and percentage of out gay and lesbian candidates of any Scottish political party. Eight percent of the SNP candidates identify as out gay or lesbian, followed by six percent of the Scottish Green Party (SGP), five percent of Scottish Liberal Democrat Party (SLDP), five percent of Scottish ...

Read More »

Nigel Farage: people of faith have a right to “disapprove of gay lifestyle”

Nigel Farage

The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, said that people of faith should be protected by law to hold their “reasonable” position of disapproving of “gay lifestyle,” on the BBC. Farage defended the “conscience clause” in the party’s Christian manifesto which states: “UKIP opposed same-sex marriage legislation because it impinged upon the beliefs of millions of people of faith. “We will ...

Read More »

LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

Nigel Farage

  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

Read More »

Should we “think Church” before we vote?

St_Mirin

“Think ‘church’ before you vote – and punish candidates who believe in marriage equality (i.e. don’t believe in the ‘sanctity of marriage’”). That’s the view of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Paisley, Rt Rev John Keenan, who was one of the authors of a “pastoral letter” read in every Scottish Catholic church last Sunday. The faithful were told that “life, ...

Read More »

Wood and Sturgeon slam Farage for scaremongering against HIV positive people

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage was shamed for branding HIV positive people as being an example of “health tourism” and a burden on NHS funding. The UKIP leader was openly criticised by Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru and Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, for prejudice against HIV Positive people, during a televised pre-election debate. Farage branded HIV positive people as a burden ...

Read More »

Gay UKIP MEP to challenge Salmond

David Coburn

UKIP’s only MEP in Scotland has intimated he will stand against the former Scottish First Minister in the 2015 General Election. David Coburn, who is openly gay, revealed plans to contest the Gordon constituency in an interview with Scotland on Sunday. The constituency is currently held by Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce, who will be retiring at the election. Alex ...

Read More »

EU votes for UN development strategy to include LGBTI rights

European Parliament

On Tuesday the European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into the global future development policy. The report contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, specifying concrete targets to be reached by 2015: the Millennium Development Goals. The report that was adopted yesterday, ...

Read More »