Sunday, January 17, 2010

LGBT Britain; Can We Really Trust David Cameron?

The revelation by the Liberal Democrat (LibDem) on Saturday that even David Cameron (DC) voted against repealing the famous and gagging Section 28 in as recent a time as 2003 is quite shocking. DC should have known better, but it is no surprise all the same.

Nonetheless, this raises a huge doubt about DC's apology on same issue last year. With this revelation, one is forced to scrutinize the manner of that apology, the scenario, presentation, and worst above all, the wording thereof. And you could begin to see the whole mockery in it.

In his words, "I am sorry for Section 28. We got it wrong. It was an
emotional issue. I hope you can forgive us." Notice how he played with the arrangements of words here. Cautiously, he worded it without commitment. Looking at now, it begins to be clear how he was only playing the game of politics. You may begin to realize that he as person was (just) sorry for Section 28 but does not think he (but we)got it wrong. Also notice that the law itself is not branded a mistake but an emotional issue. Then you can notice that he hoped... not really asking to be forgiven.

Looking into the background of this half-hearted repentance and apology, it may be worth remembering that in 2008, a documentary showed it was rather his wife's stance that he is [trying] to pacify here; hence  the lack of conviction from his part.

Secondly, for a mistake as huge as Section 28, isn't it derogatory that an apology for it could happen in just a chat over dinner? Then remember that he refused to match in Gay pride thereafter. Doesnt that show the lack of respect and regard for the people he was apologising to? Yet at the party conference, Cameron failed to mention this issue at all or the apology thereof. Ashamed? Unsure? Uncommited? Yes to all that.

So while accepting that repentance is possible, it is completely mindboggling that in this case, remorse was missing. And six months down the line, one can hardly see any sign of commitment in DC. What with his ranting on [the ever changing policy of] tax break for 'marriages' and only including civil partnerships due to pressure; just another promise over dinner. And considering that David Cameron makes promises totally based on wooing voters, this also leaves much to be desired.

This LibDem documents therefore resonates the questions always in the mind of the LGBT people in Britain, can we trust David Cameron? Can we trust a protégé of core Conservatives whose political career has been horned on and by their morality psyche? THINK!

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