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…


  1. 1

    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. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    My post was (like my growth rate) 0

  5. 5
  6. 6

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

  7. 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

  8. 8
    Call me Dave says:

    I’m in a same sex relationship !

    with myself

    I’m a full time Wanker

  9. 9
    Call me Dave says:

    I even call my own name out when chillaxingclimaxing

  10. 10
    Quisling says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 12

    Was bottie sex not compulsory at Eaton ?

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am organising a Tupperware party.

  14. 14

    Getting rid of the chamber full of aged homosexuals ?

  15. 15
    Call me Dave says:

    Yes it was, we had to form a circle of chaps who had to hang on.

    These days we call it the cabinet

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am thetan level 4 with Tupperware

  17. 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?

  18. 18
    SIMON HUGE says:

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

  19. 19
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    “…the status quo is fine”

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

  20. 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.

  21. 21
    Calamity Clegg says:

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

    Is a trend developing here for us LibDemons ?

  22. 22
    NICK BROWN says:

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

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    Say NO to Laws says:

    Vince must been on a bender.

  25. 25
    Loungelizard says:

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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. 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

  29. 29
    Miss Whiplash says:

    Those lowly snivelling Libdums just love being whipped.

  30. 30
    keredybretsa says:

    Worthy expression of intent on a core Liberal segment.

  31. 31
    One possible explanation says:

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

  32. 32
    Ah! Monika says:

    I read the headline as ” Vince Cable comes Out ” “Against Gay Marriage “

  33. 33
    Miss Whiplash says:

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

  34. 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

  35. 35
    Brillo says:

  36. 36
    Cleggie says:

    Vote Enron

  37. 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:

  38. 38
    UKIP.i.am says:

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

  39. 39
    Rt Hon Vince Cable MP says:

    But ill still vote as per the whip

  40. 40
    The Public says:

    And if we aren’t?

  41. 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?

  42. 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’…..

  43. 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?

  44. 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)

  45. 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.

  46. 46
    UKIP.i.am says:

    “The Murdoch-New Labour relationship became closer, more extensive
    and deeper than anything that existed during the
    Thatcher years. New Labour was prepared to pay a
    high price, in terms of access and influence, for the
    support of the Murdoch papers.”

  47. 47
    alexsandr says:

    its called being a 2 faced twat….

  48. 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.

  49. 49
    UKIP.i.am says:

    It began in the Labour party Central Office.

  50. 50
    Traditionalist says:

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

  51. 51
    Gordon Brown says:

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

  52. 52
    John Prescott says:

    My trousers are made by Tubberware

  53. 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?

  54. 54
    WTF? says:

  55. 55

    Just like the old LieBore cabinet then – the pink mafia.

  56. 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.

  57. 57
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    Down down, deeper and down…

  58. 58
    GORDON BROWN says:

    I would like to have gay sex with Nick Robinson

  59. 59
    Shocked of Sheen says:

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

  60. 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)

  61. 61

    Lets not forget Jeremy Thorpe and Norman Scott !

  62. 62
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Or people who are divorced?

  63. 63
    Quisling says:

    Doesn’t anybody think about Phytoplankton?

  64. 64

    What for ? is it to tell tales on Dave ?

  65. 65
    Jokeline says:

    What do you call a Gayer who isn’t a flight attendant?


  66. 66
    M says:

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

  67. 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.)

  68. 68
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Behind you !!

  69. 69
    Owain Glyndwr says:

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

  70. 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?

  71. 71
    Hugh Janus says:

    First intelligent comment from the Anti-Business Secretary!

  72. 72
    Lord Mandelslime says:

    Don’t be silly, now. We have a lot to give – and take.

  73. 73
    Engineer says:

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

  74. 74
    Frederick says:

    No it’s Peter Mandelson he’s visiting.

  75. 75
    Andy Murray says:

    My shorts are made by Blubberwear.

  76. 76
    Greychatter says:

    Free vote for the Torys

    Whipping for the Lib/Dems — sounds about right.

  77. 77
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    But was it a PFI tractor

  78. 78
    Frederick says:

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

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 81
    The Angel of Dearth says:

    I preferred my answer.

  82. 82
    A Little Gay says:

    Hey Vince!

  83. 83
    MB. says:

    Must be the first time I have ever agreed with Cable!

  84. 84
    Ammanita Phalloides says:

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

  85. 85
    Crumbs says:

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

  86. 86
    Crumbs says:

    Because the bigots claims that would infringe religious freedom? Go figure?

  87. 87
    The Fallen Angel says:

    Surely you mean ‘Brown’ mafia….in more ways than one!!!!

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