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08:22 | 24th April 2017

News: UK

Mon 26 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


On legalising a practice which involves serious risk I think the higher limit should apply. We don't put 16-year-olds in frontline situations in the Army.

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Once again the Conservatives have found themselves in a sticky situation, causing their pink vote to turn more into a shade of red, as another leader blasts homosexuality and compares the risks to that of heading into war.

Shadow Minister for Defence, Julian Lewis, has shocked many after he compared the risk of lowering the age of gay consent to the same as sending our troops to the front line.

Speaking at Brockenhurst College, Hants he expressed his fears that it would increase the risk of HIV, adding "On legalising a practice which involves serious risk I think the higher limit should apply. We don't put 16-year-olds in frontline situations in the Army."



Folowing the controversial remarks made by Lewis, the Labour party has asked that he be removed from his position within the opposing party.

The Conservative party later released as statement insisting these were the views of the Shadow Minister and not the party, saying in a statement: "They are not the views of the Conservative party and the terms in which he expressed them is wrong,"

"Under this Labour government we have seen a massive increase in HIV infections and STDs across all the population – straight and gay."

 

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