Friday, October 12, 2012

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson... talking nonsense, which he does from time to time. It's often quite fun to read him, but not this time. He thinks - or does he? I'm actually wondering if this is a spoof - that marriage can be redefined legally to include two people of the same sex, and that it will all be terribly jolly to do this.

Dear Boris: a joke's a joke, but this one isn't that funny. The boy Cameron's daft plan to redefine marriage carries with it real dangers, especially to human freedom. Think about it. Under the  proposed new law, a teacher who openly stated that marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman could lose her job. Ditto a magistrate, or a police offcier. Do you really want that? And, if you do, do you  think you are respecting people's freedom?

London has, within living memory, been a city famed for championing the cause of freedom. Boris: that heritage is yours to honour, not destroy.

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