July 11th, 2012

Vince Cable Comes Out Against Gay Marriage

Just days after Nick Clegg flew the rainbow flag and declared a “new era of pride” in Britain, Vince Cable has announced that he considers changing the law to allow gay marriage “unnecessary“. Despite committing to voting for the government’s proposals, Vince told a constituent: “on the issue of same-sex marriage, my own personal view is that the status quo is fine, with same-sex couples being able to commit in a civil partnership.Free vote for the Tories, whipped for the LibDems…


87 Comments

  1. 1
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    Hello ! Am i first ?

  2. 2
    Quisling says:

    Great Vince. Still think you are a prat though.

  3. 3
    What a CUNT says:

    See above

  4. 5
  5. 6
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    The Glib dumbs are all for gay marriage for one reason only
    So Simon Hughes can slip into a ring !

    • 11
      Durr... says:

      As a “straight” I say (within reason) do whatever turns you on. Good on yer Vince. I can’t see the point of all this marriage in a church god bothering stuff. There are more important things to worry about, like now.

  6. 7
    Call me Dave says:

    I’m also thinking that bottie sex is not such a good idea, and I intend to bring a law in that all people should be hermaphrodites just like me

  7. 8
    Call me Dave says:

    I’m in a same sex relationship !

    with myself

    I’m a full time Wanker

    • 9
      Call me Dave says:

      I even call my own name out when chillaxingclimaxing

      • 26
        Herman van Rompuy, Unelected President of Britain says:

        You’re supposed to call out my name, you miserable little twerp. I am your one true love, remember? You promised to devote yourself to me, now and forever.

        And where’s today’s £50,000,000? It’s supposed to be on my desk by 10AM sharp!

  8. 10
    Quisling says:

    Wonder if there will be ‘consequences’ (gulp) if this doesn’t go through?

    • 25
      Loungelizard says:

      I hadn’t thought of that. Is there no end to their evil, (gulp and gulp again) ?

    • 33
      Miss Whiplash says:

      We’ll ram it through one way or another and you’ll gulp the consequences.

  9. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am organising a Tupperware party.

  10. 17
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    His crypto socialist friends & fellow travellers will be annoyed.

    How are the left to continue tearing up a thousand years of British tradition & history if leading lights like Vince cannot stick to the narrative?

    • 31
      One possible explanation says:

      Has he got a fairly large Isl*am*ic commhoonity in his constituency by any chance?

  11. 18
    SIMON HUGE says:

    I’m all for a “Pink Pound ing” and i would bend over backwards for Nick

  12. 19
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    “…the status quo is fine”

    I agree with Vince,Status Quo are a great rock group.

  13. 20

    My personal view is the same as Vince Cable’s, though I am none too sure that we are allowed to have such opinions these days.

    • 48
      Loungelizard says:

      Yes, it was one of the few things to survive the almost total destruction of social values carried out by Labour. The continuing fear of the Thought Police remains.

  14. 21
    Calamity Clegg says:

    AV……………………….We lose
    Lords Reform………..We lose

    Is a trend developing here for us LibDemons ?

    • 34
      The Angel of Dearth says:

      LimpDum Popularity Gauge:

      2010: Unpopular
      2011: Very unpopular
      2012: Extremely unpopular

      ‘Trend analysis’ suggests:

      2013: Despised
      2014: Totally despised
      2015: Annihilated

  15. 22
    NICK BROWN says:

    I would like to designate the bushes on Clapham Common as a site of special scientific interest

  16. 23
    Labour - an ode says:

    As we were ploughing the fields one day; my Labour built tractor broke down, or so I thought.

    During my seven years at the rehabilitation centre, I learnt that Labour built tractors never broke down.

    How we laughed and laughed as we ploughed the fields with our bare hands.

    • 27
      Liberals - an ode says:

      As we were talking about ploughing the fields one day; we decided we should discuss further

      During a brainstorming of similar minds, and after drinking plenty of raffia tea our minds were made up. We would sleep on it.

      How we laughed and laughed as the crop failed.

      • 28
        Tories - an ode says:

        As we were ploughing the fields one day; our Tory built Japanese tractor worked great.

        How we laughed and laughed as we ploughed the fields with our modern technology.

        But then Dave said we should put it all back in the ground and have some raffia tea

  17. 24
    Say NO to Laws says:

    Vince must been on a bender.

  18. 28
    Miss Whiplash says:

    Those lowly snivelling Libdums just love being whipped.

  19. 30
    keredybretsa says:

    Worthy expression of intent on a core Liberal segment.

  20. 37
    Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, The Minister Who Gives Us "The Business", says:

    I was asked how I felt about it and I answered the question; it’s how an awful lot of people in the UK feel about it and, dare I say, probably most of us in Parliament, if we were being honest about it. Now if anyone has a problem with that, THIS is my answer to THEM:
    http://marvimarti.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/img00035-20100509-1428.jpg

  21. 38
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Lib Dems whipping MPs like Cable. Another triumph for democracy eh, Nick?

  22. 41
    Engineer says:

    Hmm. Can Vince arrange to be ‘paired’ and doing business somewhere else at the time of the vote, and thus avoid embarrassment?

    Do they still do ‘pairing’ for Commons votes?

    • 44
      The Angel of Dearth says:

      Can’t they “pair” him in the Human Centipede sense? Surgi*cally? Perhaps with Nick at the front.

      (I can’t believe ‘sug*ically’ is on the mód list)

      • 73
        Engineer says:

        Oh well. I should have known better than to ask a sensible question on this blog…

        • 79
          Hugh Janus says:

          The answer is ‘yes’, Eng. Although it’s an informal arrangement outside the House rules, such arrangements have to be registered with the whips.

          In other words, you have a longstanding pairing with your oppo so that you can both skive off at the same time but still get those expenses in.

  23. 42
    Anonymous says:

    If you read the article:

    But he added “if it comes to a vote I would vote in favour of same-sex civil marriage”.

    Not sure how that is ‘coming out against’…..

  24. 43
    Mark Austin says:

    Can someone tell me what the problem is?

    Given that there are a number of religions—e.g. Rweform Judaeism and the Quaker—who want to perform single sex marriages, why should they be (as is currently the case) be prevented by law?

    • 53
      Traditionalist says:

      Because marriage means a union between a man and a woman only.
      It cannot include same sex couples who cannot have normal sex or children.
      If gay marriage is legalised, why not allow marriage with cats,dogs, sheep and goats?

      • 62
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Or people who are divorced?

        • 85
          Crumbs says:

          Or adulterous divorcees even? Or adulterous divorcees who are too old to reproduce.?

      • 63
        Quisling says:

        Doesn’t anybody think about Phytoplankton?

      • 69
        Owain Glyndwr says:

        It has been a time honoured custom to marry your sheep heart in carmarthenshire

      • 70
        Mark Austin says:

        That’s not my point.

        There are (with apologies for the spelling mistakes in my OP) clearly a number of religions who do not consider these objections valid.

        Why should they be prohibited by law from acting on their beliefs, merely because other faiths disagree with their views?

  25. 45
    Nick Clegg MP says:

    Vince, as you well know, Lords reform and Gayer Marriage are the issues that matter most to voters. Not just a politically correct left-wing cabal. Stay on-message, please.

    • 66
      M says:

      Much prefer a debate about same sex &
      Straight marriage couples having the same rights as MPs

  26. 50
    Traditionalist says:

    Well done Vince — telling the PC liberal wet tory sub-intellegentsia to get stuffed.

  27. 51
    Gordon Brown says:

    I fear that Airfix are plotting to make a Gordon Brown model

    • 59
      Shocked of Sheen says:

      There must be a gag about Allcock and Brown in there somewhere…

    • 60
      Quisling says:

      £3 a month over 38 years. Comes without any gold paint.

      Also available the fabled Labour Money tree (also not supplied with gold paint)

    • 78
      Frederick says:

      You’ll get sticky fingers if you squeeze your tube too much.

  28. 56

    …whipped for the LibDems…

    I remember the National Liberal Club being raided by the police in the late 1960s where they found a number of members, in various rooms, in a start of undress, tumescent in their riding boots whilst brandishing whips.

    That is how the expression: I’ll be buggered if I become a Liberal originated.

    • 61
      A LIBERAL AMOUNT OF SKIDS ON THE DOUVET says:

      Lets not forget Jeremy Thorpe and Norman Scott !

      • 67

        When Mrs Thatcher was first elected in 1979, my gf’s mother went off to bed but we stayed up watching and becoming increasingly excited.

        Jeremy Thorpe loosing his seat was the climax for both of us (although he would have known nothing about it.)

  29. 58
    GORDON BROWN says:

    I would like to have gay sex with Nick Robinson

  30. 76
    Greychatter says:

    Free vote for the Torys

    Whipping for the Lib/Dems — sounds about right.

  31. 80
    Parliament says:

    We’re all going on a summer holiday no more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on our summer holiday, no more worries for me or you.

  32. 82
    A Little Gay says:

    Hey Vince!

  33. 84
    Ammanita Phalloides says:

    Not surprised. Who on earth would want to marry him?


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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