philip lardner

Maybe Britain’s Tories Should Highlight Party Members Who Aren’t Giant Bigots?

Already overrun with anti-gay scandals, Britain’s Tory party has not-so-quietly nixed the political career of Philip Lardner and, until this week, a legislative hopeful who wrote on his website, about the gays: “I will not accept that their behaviour is ‘normal’ or encourage children to indulge in it.” David Cameron, the party’s leader, says he acted “within minutes” of learning about Lardner’s remarks, and suspended Lardner from the party. Except Lardner’s name will still be on the voter ballot, because the deadline passed to remove it, so Tory voters will still be indirectly asked to, uh, seat this man. [Independent]