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Monday, 24 January 2005

Another Tory reveals just how out of touch they are ...

Rainbownetwork reports that Tim Collins, the Conservative Shadow Education Secretary, has criticized next month’s Gay History Month calling it "achingly politically correct."

Now I've always thought of Tim Collins as being one of the slightly more palatable senior-ish Tories from amongst the younger generation. However it seems that a minor matter such as bullying, specially when it affects young gay people, isn't thought worthwhile of the effort of being combatted. The bold Mr Collins instead thinks that "we ought to protect the innocence of young people at that age". Unlike him, Paul Patrick, co-chairman of Schools Out, one of the organisations running the event, has said it was desperately needed as "homophobic bullying is rife in many of our schools".

Pathetic, but more than pathetic, it is shameful.

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