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Posted on 01/30/2013 10:35:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
Tory traditionalists in the Cabinet are preparing to back gay marriage despite continuing anger among the partys grassroots.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, one of the Governments most senior Right-wingers, indicated yesterday he will vote in favor of legalizing same-sex unions next week, while Baroness Warsi, who has previously expressed concern, also revealed she is to back the reform.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, the standard bearer for the Tory Right, is expected to abstain rather than vote against, and may even back the legislation, according to friends.
Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson is the most implacably opposed member of the Cabinet, according to Number Ten sources. Whips expect around 60 percent of Conservative MPs to vote in favor of gay marriage, and around 40 percent120 MPsoppose it in a free vote.
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Expect to see the same thing from the Jeb Bush/Rancid Prius GOP-e here way before 2016 rolls around.
They expect Tory voters to take one for the team.
“rightwing, traditionalist” deserve the scare quotes
cuz they ain’t a good description
I had hopes David Cameron would be a breath of fresh air.
Instead, he has polluted the Conservatives.
I truly wish the grassroots punish—severely—these traitors to civilization.
These so called conservatives are an absolute moral disaster. Traitors and cowards!
That’s when I stop voting!
UKIP is going to do very well at the next election.
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