Tuesday 20 July 2004

Mr Forrest to stand for Parliament

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised by this news:
A GUESTHOUSE owner who was dropped from VisitScotland listings after he refused to allow a gay couple to stay in a double room wants to stand as an MSP at the next election.
On the new rules expected from the proposed Equality and Human Rights Commission, Mr Forrest claims:
"That is going to destroy tourism in the whole of Scotland. It's about time somebody stood up and said this is our moral stand against what's happening in this country.
I think he's wrong on that because the new law would apply throughout the whole of the UK and no doubt elsewhere in the EU. Property rights just aren't fashionable these days.

And isn't this hilarious?

The so-called super-quango will have a £50 million-a-year budget to tackle discrimination in every walk of life.
No. No. No.

There will be no "tackling" of discrimination against those who defend property rights and other freedoms. Instead, more restrictions will be placed on what was once wonderfully described as "capitalist acts between consenting adults".

(Incidentally, some readers may find it amusing that my spellchecker suggested replacing the word "hotelier" with "Hitler". Others may prefer the suggested replacement of "EU' with "EH".)

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David Farrer said...

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Roland Watson (
On the subject of being on-topic, I noticed that a Swedish Pentecostal pastor got one month in jail for calling homosexuality abominable from the pulpit.

21 July 2004, 17:43:33 GMT+01:00
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Andrew Ian Dodge (
Um no Romain, Bush is not trying to restrict gays right to get married he is attempting to stop laws that already prevent from doing so now.

21 July 2004, 15:55:16 GMT+01:00
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David Farrer (
Neil (Craig, not Hamilton!) 
You are probably correct.

21 July 2004, 09:37:16 GMT+01:00
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Neil (
I hear everybody is going to be famous for 15 minutes. Clearly Mr Forrest, having found out that there is no such thing as bad publicity wishes to go for half an hour. I very much doubt if he knows anything about litter collection or how to get constituent's hip replacement operations. 
Next year he won't be well enough known to do panto with the Hamiltons.

20 July 2004, 23:07:55 GMT+01:00
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romain blachier (
i am the owner of the french social democrat blog www.socdem.net 
As i see the debate on gay legislation is everywhere: In USA with Bush trying to restict the liberty of gay people to get married, in UK with the laws about sexual equality and in France with a non-legal marriage of two gays by Green's mayor of Bégles Noel Maére.

20 July 2004, 16:13:43 GMT+01:00
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Stuart Dickson (
I now add "homophobes" to my list of appropriate descriptors for "Independent" candidates, along with "cranks", "fruitcakes" and "racists". About the only thing they are "independent" of is reason. 
Mr Forrest, meet "Lost Deposit". 
"Lost Deposit", meet Mr Forrest. 
Can we expect the Conservative Party to stand aside in favour of this "Independent" candidate? I wouldn't put it past them.

20 July 2004, 12:31:15 GMT+01:00