About Time People In Northern Ireland Who Are LGBTQ Had The Same Equal Rights As People Who Are LGBTQ Have In The Rest Of The UK

MPs voted yesterday by 383 to 73 to extend same-sex-marriage to Northern Ireland which is the last major region of the UK where same-sex-marriage is not yet legal. So 73 MPs were prepared to prohibit gays & lesbians having marriage equality thus every last one of those 73 proving themselves homophobic bigots. Obviously amongst the 73 homophobic MPs who voted against extending same-sex-marriage to Northern Ireland were the parliamentary presence of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). It shouldn’t be any surprise the DUP are homophobic bigots after all they’ve along history of sectarian bigotry, having been founded by infamous evangelical Christian hate-preacher Ian Paisley who would have thought the country of Gilead depicted in the Handmaid’s Tale was frigging paradise on earth, yeah well my response to the DUP voting against same-sex-marriage being extended to Northern Ireland is if they wish Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom as they dearly profess they want it to be then I suggest they adopt & respect those laws reinforcing LGBTQ equality which there are in the rest of the UK!

Journalist & television presenter Esther Rantzen said about a decade ago that people in Northern Ireland were ‘addicted to hate’, it’s certainly the one place in the UK in desperate need of a serious atheist enema because not only is Northern Ireland a place where there appears to be a tolerance for religious intolerance being rife but religious intolerance is fucking celebrated! Rather then every summer there being Pride parades in Northern Ireland celebrating peace, love & acceptance of diversity, people in Northern Ireland prefer to have parades celebrating sectarian bigotry & riots on the streets about a battle fought over 300 years ago. Protestant Orange Lodge type bigots will no doubt prove my point when it comes to sectarian bigotry because they’ll likely accuse me of being prejudice against them on the grounds I’m a Celtic F.C supporter thus I must be a Catholic sympathiser, regardless of the fact I’m an atheistic Jew & no friend of the Roman Catholic Church for all the heinous bullshit its been responsible for throughout the centuries, but yes I’m prejudice I’m prejudice against those who are prejudice against stuff people can’t help like being LGBTQ & if I did live in Northern Ireland I would vote Sinn Fein because as well as being economically socialist they unlike the DUP are fully support LGBTQ equality.

Ah but of course the sectarian & homophobic DUP bigots will say that same-sex-marriage goes against the word of their mystical sky daddy. Just as much as people being instructed what to do by fairies at the bottom of the garden doesn’t trump secular law nor does what’s written in some old crusty book which nutcase religious zealots reckon is the word of their make belief sky daddy. God, Allah, Yahweh or the Flying Spaghetti Monster ain’t real, but LGBTQ people are real & prohibiting them from having equality has a real impact upon their quality of life. Nobody is stopping anybody in Northern Ireland praying to whatever mystical entity they want just prohibiting the belief in some mystical entity as an excuse for bigotry towards the LGBTQ community (particularly state sponsored bigotry), which is how it should be in a modern secular liberal democracy.

Anyways before all us LGBTQ activists go woo-frigging-hoo about same-sex-marriage being extended to Northern Ireland, a word of caution because even though MPs voted overwhelmingly to extend same-sex-marriage to Northern Ireland, it’s as yet not going to be fully legal in Northern Ireland & might still not be due to legalities there are regarding the situation of the Northern Ireland Assembly, essentially the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly hasn’t sat in session since 2017 when the devolved power sharing government executive collapsed due to a bitter row between the DUP & Sinn Fein, if matters can’t be resolved by October 21st then there’ll be a return to direct rule from Westminster which certainly won’t be good for peace in Northern Ireland but it would mean same-sex-marriage automatically becoming legal in Northern Ireland, if however by October 21st the DUP & Sinn Fein manage to resolve their differences & there’s a return of the power sharing government in Northern Ireland then the issue of same-sex marriage would be a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly to decide & as the DUP will have a majority of seats in the Assembly same-sex-marriage wouldn’t become legal in Northern Ireland.

Considering the amount of hate there appears to be rife in Northern Ireland, imposing same-sex-marriage wouldn’t be such a bad thing, not just because LGBTQ equality is a fundamental human right, but because all LGBTQ people in Northern Ireland want to do is the same as LGBTQ people want to do elsewhere which is to celebrate love one another & by enabling LGBTQ in Northern Ireland to celebrate love for one another it might help spread the love in a place where a great deal more love is sorely needed.

What Did We Learn From The Second Televised Tory Leadership Election Debate?

Yet another major BBC documentary series on Margret Thatcher’s premiership has just concluded airing last night & tonight we had a the second televised debate between the remaining 5 Tory leadership candidates which was aired on primetime BBC1, hmm don’t remember when the BBC last produced a major documentary series about any Labour government nor do I remember during the 2015 Labour leadership election there being a televised debate between the candidates being aired on primetime BBC1, fucking Tory bias, Tory bias, Tory bias at the BBC that’s the first thing we learnt about the second televised Tory leadership election debate!

We learnt that Emily Maitlis can’t moderate a debate between Tory leadership candidates for damn sure, on three separate occasions (by my count) during the hour-long debate the 5 remaining Tory leadership candidates erupted into literally shouting across one another so no viewer could make out what the fuck they were saying. The one thing I will commend the BBC on, is there was a better mixture of questions posed to the Tory leadership election candidates then the previous televised debate which aired on Channel 4, yes there was a great deal said on the issue of Brexit but it didn’t dominate this debate as much as I thought it might.

There are now 5 leadership candidates after Dominic Raab didn’t make the votes required to proceed to tomorrow’s third round of voting amongst the Tory parliamentary party, I’m relieved that antifeminist & transphobic Dominic Raab is out of the running as if he had a sniff of being the next PM he would have been a fascistic despot in the making with his proposal to suspend parliament to ensure Brexit happens by the October 31st deadline, unfortunately Boris Johnson has pretty much proposed doing the same thing & he’s still very much the frontrunner when it comes to this Tory leadership election. Yes Boris actually bothered to turn up to this televised Tory leadership debate having skipped the previous longer debate which aired on Channel 4 this Sunday evening just gone, so he ducks out of debating other Tory leadership candidates in front of television studio audience & he expects to negotiate UK’s exit from the EU with other European leaders who’ll be playing hardball.

Maybe people around the same age as me or older will remember the ’83 Election when Margret Thatcher did a Q&A with voters via a video link & there was a lady who asked hard questions of Thatcher about the sinking of the Belgrano during Falklands War, the clip of which I sadly can’t find on YouTube despite it being one of those election great election campaign moments, well anyways the tonight’s televised Tory leadership election debate was a similar format but of course much updated. The one thing which was pretty noticeable from all those voters from around the country who got to ask questions via video link to the Tory leadership election candidates was none seemed at all fucking impressed with the answers they got that’s if you can actually say they were by any means actual answers.

All the candidates talked pie in the fucking sky about resolving the problem with the Northern Irish border which Brexit & particularly a No-Deal-Brexit would cause thus running the real risk of a return of IRA terrorism, Nigel Farage might not give a shit about resurrecting The Troubles in Northern Ireland & possibly the IRA launching a bombing campaign on the British mainland, but I fucking do!. Noticeable that all of the 5 candidates dodged points which were directly made by Emily Maitlis about the fact there had been a flood of questions from viewers concerning the debacle rollout of Universal Credit which is the Tory government’s latest welfare reform scheme which is not just making the most vulnerable in society even poorer then they already were, it’s leaving people starving & destitute & fuck knows how many deaths it’s already killed as result or how many more it will kill. It was noticeable that all Tory leadership election candidates were shitting themselves about any likelihood of a General Election when a question did come via video link from a member of electorate about any these Tory scumbags actually having a credible mandate to govern if elected Prime Minister & not just the 150,000 grassroots membership of the Tories. Wonder why any of Tory leadership candidates seeking to be the next Prime Minister wouldn’t be keen in calling a General Election to get an actual mandate from the British electorate to govern, oh yeah because there’d fucking lose & they know it.

One should be very fucking fearful of the Tory party grassroots, as YouGov carried out polling amongst the Tory grassroots & found a majority is prepared to trash the British economy if it meant there’d be Brexit, the only thing  a majority said they’d be prepared to sacrifice Brexit for is the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government being elected to government. Michael Gove did make some pretty outrageous smears against Jeremy Corbyn during the BBC debate which went unchallenged, there was the usual bullshit that ‘Corbyn is a Marxist’ as if Gove or any Tory has actually ever read Das Kapital & has any understanding of Marxian economics, oh then there was the usual ‘Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic’ bullshit to which this Jew says yawn & please can you change the fucking record as this really has become tedious as fucking fuck because as somebody who is Jewish I can testify Corbyn is no antisemite. Oh & now there’s the new bullshit smear that Jeremy Corbyn cares more about serving the interests of the Iranian regime then the interests of British working classes, fuck you Gove we know you’re a self-identified Zionist thus likely yet another voice of Israeli government paranoia, at least Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t want to march young men off to a war which wouldn’t serve the interests of Iranian people just the interests of the Military Industrial Complex!

Fucking hilarious (& not in a good way) Michael Gove claiming during tonight’s BBC Tory leadership election debate that he was most anti-poverty candidate, oh laugh my fucking arse off because he also said he’d not reverse the Tories spending cuts, hey I’m no mathematical genius but even I know poverty reduction will take an enormous amount of investment which would mean having to increase government spending. Rory Stewart hinted if he was elected Prime Minister then he might be prepared to increase government spending when it comes to public services, but just as I was possibly warming to him, he said if elected PM he would more then likely not confront Donald Trump’s Islamophobic abuse against the likes of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, not exactly comforting for Sajid Javid to hear this kind of bollocks being a fellow Tory leadership candidate & a Muslim, Jeremy Hunt of course denied he supported Donald Trump’s Islamophobic abuse of Sadiq Khan, sounded as if Jeremy you did mate but we already know you’re a c…!

Well it was nice of Boris to grace tonight’s televised Tory leadership election debate being as he’s a candidate in this Tory leadership election it’s very least he could of done ha fucking ha, as for the substance of what he had to say, well there was a question about reducing the tax burden on the working classes yeah as if Boris the toff knows anything about the burdens, struggle & strife of the working classes. Remember when Boris said he’d lay in front of bulldozers if the planned expansion of Heathrow Airport went ahead, well surprise fucking surprised he sounds as if he’s changed his tune on that one. He did apologise for racist statements he’s made in the past, but I believe him not, he’ll be back making racist statements & writing racist articles come next week or next month as he just can’t help himself. He said on Brexit he wants there to be a deal with the EU, I say bullshit as all the noises he’s made so far on the issue sound as he’s firmly in the No-Deal-Brexit camp, plus he doesn’t want to let down his fellow Tory toff Jacob Rees Mogg whose hedge fund will make a financial killing from a No-Deal-Brexit by betting against the pound.

I’m pretty sure Boris Johnson will be one of the two candidates who go ahead to face the entire Tory party electorate, but who will join him is the question, well I seriously doubt it will be Sajid Javid, though prior to tonight’s televised Tory leadership debate the momentum seemed to be with Rory Stewart who dramatically increased the number of MPs backing him however I don’t think Rory had nearly as good a debate as he did on Sunday, what I can say for certain is Boris will face off in the final run off will be another middle aged, heteronormative, White male, who was privately education, how fucking typically Tory.