Tory Party leader, David Cameron supports a ban on same-sex kisses before the 9pm watershed. An ‘Independent Review’ may confirm this decision.
Alongside Tory proposals to replace sex-education with abstinence teaching, and Ken Clarke’s proposals to give lenient sentences to rapists who plead guilty, the ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ cover is well and truly blown. Cameron has worked hard to convince us that the Tories of ‘Section 28′ infamy are a thing of a past. The flurry of attacks on oppressed groups in the last two weeks proves this was nothing more than electoral spin.
This is an undisguised attack on all LGBT people and will only result in an increase in homophobic sentiment and violence against LGBT people.
Cameron made a meal out of telling us that “We are all in this together” but by promoting racist ideas that ‘multiculturalism has failed’ and attacks on rape victims and the LGBT community, he has come out as the face of a nasty party who haven’t changed their backwards ideas one bit.
Section 28 of the Local Government Act that was passed by Thatcher’s Tory government in 1988 attempted to stifle awareness of LGBT rights by declaring that a Local Authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained [state] school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
Now Cameron seems bent on re-igniting the flames of homophobia amongst young people by trying to manipulate TV images to whitewash homosexuality out of culture.
The destructive ‘austerity programme’ launched by the Con-Dem government, relies on disorganising working-class resistance and turning us against each other instead of uniting against our class enemies – the bankers and politicians who are making us pay for the capitalist crisis with our jobs and education.
We must oppose each and every attack on minorities and oppressed groups, with the aim of building working-class unity amongst people of all ages, races and sexual orientation. Only fighting unity directed against the parasitic class of millionaire exploiters can bring victory, and stop the destruction of our communities and public services.