Tory Colleagues Accuse Tory MP of ‘Trying to Take Britain Back to the 50s’

Former Number 10 Political Secretary, son of Bake Off’s Prue Leith, and now MP Danny Kruger has been sharing a 12 point plan for a new social covenant, through a new organisation he’s set up. Guido hears it has has not been well received by all of his colleagues. A screenshot of one of the points is doing the rounds among Tory MPs on WhatsApp, and not in a good way…

One Tory MP tells Guido the initiative is “trying to return to the 1950s”, and that the “whole report is steeped on an ideological, religious viewpoint which is neither in existence or sought after in a modern day Britain.” The blue-on-blue attacks are bubbling over an issue that many Tory MPs believed to have been settled under David Cameron when equal marriage was passed. Another Tory MP tells Guido the initiative reads like it’s trying to re-fight a settled issue…

Guido is sure all Tories are on the side of family, and believe more should be done to encourage families to have children. Claiming the purpose of a marriage is to “regulate baby making” seems poorly phrased to the modern ear. Another Tory MP tells Guido they are “surprised that they continue to actively publish this stuff”. Just goes to show how conservative Christian values are surprisingly unwelcome in some parts of the Conservative Party…

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Labour’s Shadow Equality Minister Resigns Over Gay Marriage Comments

Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister for Faith, Janet Daby MP, has resigned over comments she made at the weekend surrounding gay marriage. Yesterday the Telegraph revealed that Daby argued a conscience clause should be introduced to protect those who object to certain duties because of their religion; while many in the country would not see the comments as controversial, the MP has now apologised and announced her resignation from the shadow cabinet. Two hours after Tweeting, only 21 people have noticed: 

In full, Janet Daby argued:

“There needs to be something in place that protects people of faith as well as those who think the other way. It is an issue of conscience. It is like people having a choice who for reasons of conscience cannot participate in conducting an abortion,”

It’s incredible these comments are resignation-worthy in Sir Keir’s Labour Party…

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Mogg on Gay Marriage and Abortion

Piers Morgan: “So you oppose same-sex marriage?”

Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I… I…”

Piers: “Why are you afraid to say you oppose it?”

Rees-Mogg: “The teaching of the Catholic church is completely clear.”

Susanna Reid: “You voted against it?”

Rees-Mogg: “I did. The marriage issue is the important thing…”

Susanna: “Are you completely opposed to abortion in all circumstances?”

Rees-Mogg: “Yes I am.”

Piers: “Rape and incest?”

Rees-Mogg: “I’m afraid so.”

Piers: “Really?”

Rees-Mogg: “Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of conception.”

Nothing that should come as a surprise to any Tory familiar with Jacob. As Guido has been saying, Moggmentum is not a serious thing, Rees-Mogg himself says he is not going to be leader. The leadership talk only serves to give lefty journalists ammunition to make the Tories look silly…

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