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Why I voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

I voted against the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill today with considerable sadness. Some things have been said with which I do not wish to be associated. My strong view has long been that the government should get out of marriage. I am not alone. In December, Matthew Parris set out essentially the same view in The Spectator and showed that it works in South Africa: Gay marriage the easy way. For The Telegraph, J P […]

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A Question Time panel at the John Hampden Grammar School

On Friday March 16 2012, a Question Time panel was hosted by Steven Sackur at the John Hampden Grammar School with the Bishop of Buckingham, Nigel Farage, Lord Alf Dubbs, the Independent’s Mary Dejevsky and me. Bucks New University students filmed the event and the video is now available here: My answers are at these times (I was not asked to reply on HS2 or military intervention): The EU – 7:25 University tuition fees – 11:30 Gay marriage – (The […]

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