Ed Davey condems Tory alliance with “extreme right wingers and homophobes”

A follow-up to Wednesday’s post about the Conservative MEPs’ alliance with Valdemar Tomaševski, a homophobic Lithuanian MEP, with Ed Davey now commenting:

This is yet more evidence of the shameful way that Cameron has taken the Tories out of the centre-right mainstream of European politics, and allied them with a lunatic fringe of extreme right wingers and homophobes.

Cameron has been at pains to portray his party as one of modern, ‘liberal Conservatives’. It is hard to see where this fits in with an alliance with parties which support homophobic laws such as this.

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5 Comments

  • “Something we often forget on the left ”

    Speak for yourself, chum!

  • sanbikinoraion 2nd Oct '09 - 2:01pm

    We also need to keep hammering this point home at every opportunity in the runup to the general election – every time Cameron claims to be liberal, someone needs to ask him why he’s in an alliance with homophobes.

  • sanbikinoaion

    And how about some of the nutters in the Lib Dem grouping in Europe?

  • Martin Kinsella 3rd Oct '09 - 1:04pm

    I think Ed is a busted flush. All the Tories need to do is throw and distort the “Tea with the Taleban” stuff back at him. Personally I think he is right and you have to speak to these people, the same cuts with the case of this Lithuanian dude.

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