Top Tory filth, David Cameron is after your vote, gays. And he’s prepared to go so far as to say that Section 28 was a mistake.
Just to recap, what Section 28 did was ban councils from buying books or backing plays – or anything for that matter: embroidery even – that might show gay relationships as ‘normal’ or promote ‘the teaching of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’. Nice stuff, though, isn’t it? Especially when it meant that teachers couldn’t even help gay kids at school who were having a hard time.
And now they’re really sorry, have been on some diversity courses, got Brokeback Mountain out on video, met a gay person and have decided that it was all a terrible mistake and they can’t imagine how it happened…
Oh. Really? Funny that when the question of abolishing Section 28 came up in Parliament in 2003 (and you may hate Blair, but he pushed it all through) they… voted against getting rid of it. ‘Ay! Was that us? Butterfingers etc.’
‘I’m sorry for Section 28,’ quoth David Cameron (though his voice was so posh, no one could really understand him), much to the Daily Mail’s frothing. ‘We got it wrong. It was an emotional issue. We have got to move on and we have moved on.’
Well, honey, maybe we haven’t.