Browsing All posts tagged under »gay rights«

The unwelcome political return of Mr Megabus

September 4, 2014

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The No campaign in the Scottish Referendum may have issues with its sexist and patronising adverts, but Sir Brian Souter’s appearance on the BBC last night serves as a reminder that the Yes campaign has its fair share of undesirable views. Let’s go back to 1999/2000 and what the Scottish Daily Mail editorial called: Labour’s […]

Don’t feel too sorry for the Daily Record

June 14, 2011

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As job losses were announced, The Herald posed the question, does Scotland need the Daily Record? This was the newspaper which in 2000 leapt on Stagecoach boss, Brian Souter‘s, bigoted bandwagon to campaign in favour of Section 28 (or 2A as it was known in Scotland). That’s the clause that banned the ‘promotion of homosexuality […]

Blacks and homosexuals. All the same to Melanie Phillips?

January 24, 2011

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Using a quick find and replace on Word, you can establish just how bigoted Melanie Phillips’ most recent diatribe against gay rights really is. Had her article read as the doctored version does below – replacing gay and homosexual for a ‘black’ equivalent – would the Daily Mail sack her? Probably not. Yes, blacks have […]