Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 10 December 2004

Ex-Conservative homophobe MP joins DUP

Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter has joined the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the leading Protestant political grouping in Northern Ireland, and will become its first MP to represent an English constituency.

He resigned from the Conservative Party in early October 2002, announcing at the time his intention to join the DUP and to stand for the Northern Ireland Assembly (currently suspended). As discussed in an article I wrote at the time (in my main website's comment area), he had been required to resign from the right-wing Monday Club (which was itself supended from the Conservative Party) in late 2001, although he did not sever his connection with extreme right-wing magazine Right Now! until May 2002. Right Now! shared its mailing address with the Monday Club and both have very anti-gay views and policies as well as views on immigration and asylum that can only be compared with those of the BNP. Mr Hunter is just formalising his links with his spiritual soulmates in the DUP, for example the Rev Ian Paisley, its leader.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome to my comment area. Whilst all comment is welcome you are requested to respect the views of others. To read full terms for use of this facility, please visit my 'Terms of Use' section, linked to under the 'About this Blog' heading at top right of the blog. Note added 12JUL2010 - All comments will now be pre-moderated before they appear in this blog; this is a measure to prevent 'spam' commenting, which has become frequent of late. Thank you.