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11:46 | 20th August 2017

News: UK

Mon 26 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


David Davis’ comment was obviously a bit of a humorous swipe but I’m all for the Brokeback Coalition if it means these bans are lifted

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Following the controversial comments made by Tory MP David Davis who alikened the coalition government between David Cameron and Nick Clegg to the gay cowboy love story in the hit film Brokeback Mountain.

Ex-Shadow Home Secretary Davis was allegedly overheard in a pub making the remark about the pair. The deputy PM condemned the comments made by Davis, branding him a ‘cynic‘ adding: “It's not what some person has said in a bar in south London - it is what this government can deliver for this country over a five-year period."

“I don’t think you should overinterpret overheard remarks from some person in a South London pub.”

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell also backed the Tory PM and his Deputy Lib Dem PM on their coalition.

According to the Daily Star, Tatchell said: “I am certain that David Cameron and Nick Clegg both believe that a ban on gay marriage should be lifted. 

“I think they are just afraid any action might kick up a fuss with senior backbenchers. The Government also continues to endorse the lifetime ban on gays and bisexual men donating blood even though they practise safe sex. But again, I think Cameron and Clegg are open to change on this issue. 


“David Davis’ comment was obviously a bit of a humorous swipe but I’m all for the Brokeback Coalition if it means these bans are lifted.”

Picture: Mirror.co.uk

 

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