The miscellaneous writings of Mark Bridgeman

Gay Marriage

I managed to piss off a lot of people tories when Thatcher died so after collecting all of their tears into a bowl before cleaning my windows with them I decided that I would tackle another political hot potato when one came around next.  


Luckily for me the media has been awash with the subject of Gay Marriage and the associated outrage from the same class of right wing tories that are offended over the subject of gay marriage that were also wailing over Thatcher’s demise.  Thing is though from where I am sitting none of them have any moral authority to lecture us on marriage, gay or otherwise.


Remember that these are the same class of cheating, expenses fiddling, bribe taking (lobbying) cunts that are in and out of each others orifices more often than they are in and out of each other’s offices.   


I mean a Member of Parliament has never had an affair, shagged their secretary or stopped at motorway service station and sucked a random strangers doo-da in a toilet or a park, despite having a wife and kids at home (on salary).  Neither has an MP never employed their own family at vast public expense to do the photocopying for a couple of hours a year in exchange for something like eighty grand.  I mean these people are above and beyond reproach and as such more than within their rights to lecture us on the morality of marriage.


As I am writing this I’ve just found out that the mantle has cracked, David ‘Hug a Hoodie’ Cameron has revealed to the nation that two senior politicians have had an affair, but he can’t say who because it will be so damaging to our nation’s psyche.  The horror….


Update, as I am writing this I’ve just heard that some MP’s have been caught out by a news program and revealed to be taking bribes from big business to change the law in the favour of the aforementioned businesses.  


Anyhow, I’m sure the last couple of incidents are a blip and not the norm for our elected representatives who really do go into politics to help us ordinary folk.


But then again I got this email prior to the last election…


“Can you imagine working for a company that only has a little more than 635 employees, but has the following Employee Statistics.


29 have been accused of spouse abuse,

7 have been arrested for fraud,

9 have been accused of writing bad cheque’s,

17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses,

3 have done time for assault,

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit,

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges,

8 have been arrested for shoplifting,

21 are currently defendants in lawsuits,

84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year,


And collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!


Which organization is this?


It’s the 635 members of the House of Commons.”


The consistency of the house of commons has changed a little bit since then, so I am not sure how accurate that is now, but I still think it rings broadly true!


As I was saying, these people are beyond reproach…


Anyhow a couple of weeks back the subject of gay marriage appeared on question time, of the pundits on the panel, (some were for it, other’s against it), not one of them could tell what the difference between a marriage and a civil partnership was though so I looked it up.  Basically a gay marriage entitles both partners to have the same rights to inheritance and pensions (should one of the partners die etc) that a heterosexual couple would have.  That’s it boys and girls it just tidies up the legalities of finance, making all people equal.  Strangely enough a civil partnership doesn’t actually do this to quite the same extent.  


Blurring the boundaries…


Then we get the likes of Norman Tebbit standing up in the lords and saying that perhaps he could use the law to marry his son and leave all of his stuff to him so that he could avoid inheritance taxes.   He was of course talking hypothetically and from a point of staggering ignorance and more detail can be found in the link below, but he is rather implying that should gay marriage be allowed that the brakes would be off and all sorts of immorality such as sisters marrying one another would emerge in modern britain as a result.


Thing is though gay people are among the most moral people I know and are no more interested in marrying their fathers, brothers or sisters than anyone else.  


“When we have a queen who is a lesbian and she marries another lady and then decides she would like to have a child and someone donates sperm and she gives birth to a child, is that child heir to the throne?’


Lord Tebbit


Of course that child is heir to the throne, the clue is in the fact that the queen is still the child’s mother!  Anyway the most fun thing about Norman ‘On Your Bike’ Tebbit is that he was once described as a ‘Semi House Trained Polecat’ by Michael Foot.   Tebbit had the last laugh though by including a polecat in his coat arms when he ascended to the Lords…


Senses of humour, wit and parliamentary quips aside, there seems to be way too much hysteria coming out of the Palace of Westminster regarding gay marriage, despite the fact that a very large percentage of them are gay!  Some guy


My point is that politicians don’t really have the moral authority to lecture us on marriage, gay or otherwise.


Guess what?  Just as I am finishing this article the news has just broke that yet another MP has been accused of putting corporate interests before those of his constituents after yet another sting by another TV program!


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