Entries by David Skelton from 06/2012

I'm Sorry, Dr Fox - Gay Marriage Isn't Just a "Metropolitan Elite" Issue

| Posted 06.14.2012 | UK Politics

According to opponents of gay marriage, it is a measure that only attracts support amongst the "metropolitan elite" - according to their analysis once you step outside of Hampstead or Soho , support for equal marriage simply withers away. Former Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox was the latest political figure to use this argument, suggested that the Government's proposals for gay marriage represented "social engineering" on the part of a "metropolitan elite." The only trouble is that, in the case of gay marriage, it simply isn't true.

Englishness Matters and Politicians Should Embrace It

| Posted 06.22.2012 | UK

Some people in the Westminster bubble may not like the concept of Englishness. But shuddering and turning away cannot be an option for Tory or Labour politicians still struggling to win the votes of the patriotic football crowds.