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The GOP leader in the House is pretending that the party isn’t at war with itself

Photo: Kevin McCarthy’s Facebook page House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has to be the most feckless politician since James Buchanan. Tthe presumably gay Buchanan, when he was president, dithered while the country became increasingly divided over the issue of slavery. In a vain attempt to paper over the profound differences between North and South, Buchanan […]

21 years ago today, the Tories celebrated saving homophobic Section 28

21 years ago today, the Tories celebrated saving homophobic Section 28

The homophobic legislation Section 28 was introduced by Margaret Thatcher in 1988. (AFP via Getty/ GERRY PENNY) Twenty-one years ago today, the Conservative party celebrated saving homophobic legislation Section 28, introduced by Margaret Thatcher in 1988, which prevented local authorities and schools from “promoting homosexuality”. By 2000, a Labour government was in power for the […]