Last week we sent an open letter to our local MP David Burrows asking him to vote in favour of same-sex marriage. In return, we received… nothing.
Not a peep. We can only assume our local MP has been far too busy to give much thought to the subject of same-sex marriage and instead focusing his attentions on other important local issues.
Oh no wait, he’s been spending his time working the press trying to grab the headlines to push his name to some kind of political martyr status. That’s why he doesn’t have time to respond to his own constituents who are in favour of this bill. A few of David’s press outings Including comment such as;
“There’s serious unrest in the grass roots. You cannot avoid the fact that the troops are unhappy. People are drifting away.” – The Times 02/02/13
Actually, according to the YouGov poll the majority of people in the UK are actually in favour of same-sex marriage. Maybe it’s time to scarify the political lawn and remove the dead grass allowing a stronger and brighter future to grow through?
‘The Christian MP said his children have been bullied at school by classmates accusing him of being “homophobic” – Telegraph 03/02/13
‘David Burrowes, the main opponent of the Gay Marriage Bill said “I’ve had death threats, hostility and hate mail”. – the Independent 04/02/13
However, in the same voice he’s also quoted in our local paper saying;
‘The issue was not something “people are hammering us on the doorstep to do something about” – Enfield Independent 20/02/12
I’m sorry but you cannot say one minute that people aren’t bothered about same-sex marriage and then also say you’re getting death threats and your kids are being subjected to equal opportunity playground taunting.
I never condone the stupidity of people who put pen to paper to write death threats and understand kids will always say it like they see it, however it all sounds to me like someone is quite happy to have their name splashed in the papers whatever the heading. A little like the Jordan and Peter saga, will they, won’t they, ‘No one’s hammered my doorstep about same-sex marriage’, ‘I’m getting death threats.’ It starts to become whiney, boring and again making it all about you. It’s not about you. It’s about the people of Enfield and Southgate and the rest of the UK want to have their voice heard. Not about your personal life and person interests.
Of course, you don’t have to look far to see Mr Burrowes name on the web news pages like the BBC reporting on his parliamentary rule breaching in registering and declaring overseas trips paid for by foreign governments and then signing motions without declaring a personal interest in them. Similar is reported in the Enfield Independent that David accepts an office intern, who is sponsored by the Christian charity group CARE to the tune of £5,500, to work in his office every other year. CARE, which opposes gay marriage, also sponsored a London event in 2009 offering “healing” to gay people.
Baffling. We would have loved to have shared David’s opinion but he chose not to reply to our letter. Obviously us gays are of no financial or political interest to Mr Burrowes.
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