Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Conservative British PM Stumbles When Asked About Gay Rights

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: British, David Cameron

Smooth-talking conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, gaining a first class honors degree. But he turned into Porky Pig a few days ago when asked about gay rights.

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Whilst I agree that David Cameron screwed up royally over this, and it really doesn't surprise me, this happened in April during the British general election campaign, not a few days ago.

Benji is right.
This interview was covered in the Gay Times prior to the May '10 election.
Cameron stumbled repeatedly on whether he would require the Tories to vote as a bloc on certain glbt issues, or to be released to vote their individual choice. Note that almost all votes in the British Parliament are done by party vote - individual MPs are not rarely released to vote as they choose.
If you listen to the whole interview it is obvious he was clearly not at ease answering several questions.
It was interesting to watch an interview where the journalist asked serious questions, and did not allow the politician to slip away from answering those questions.