Not voting Tory

07:00 16 February 2013

On May 3, 2010, just three days before the last General Election, David Cameron was being interviewed by Adam Boulton on Sky News, and was asked a direct question about whether he would introduce same-sex ‘marriage’. “I am not planning that,” was his reply.

The rest, as they say, is history.

A little earlier, our MP, Hugo Swire, was speaking to and taking questions from assorted church-goers along with the other candidates at Glenorchy United Reformed Church. As part of his address, he announced in front of at least 100 witnesses, “I do God.”

However, when I visited him at his surgery just before Christmas, I found out that he does not ‘do God’- at least, not in any meaningful way. He refused to hear the words of either God the Father or God the Son (Matthew 19:4-5) on the subject of marriage, declaring that he is a Christian but does not believe the Bible- any of it, apparently. Readers may like to consult Luke 6:46 on that matter.

When are we going to throw these rascals out of office, both locally and nationally? How can we believe a word they say? How can we have any faith in Cameron’s promise to hold a referendum on the EU? Are we not likely to find that this is just another of what Mary Poppins would call his pie-crust promises- easily made and easily broken?

I have been a Conservative voter all my life and was a party member for several years, but no more! The Tories are hoping that if they rush through the same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation quickly, we shall all have forgotten about it by the next election, especially when faced with the unpalatable alternatives of Labour or the Liberal Democrats.

However, there is one party whose commitment to a referendum on Europe cannot be doubted and which is opposed to homosexual ‘marriage’. It could be done!

If enough former Conservatives vote UKIP at the next election, we could win and send a message to the other parties that deceit and broken promises are no longer acceptable to the British people.

Stephen Owen




Other News Stories


Work is now well under way on the construction of Exmouth’s new M&S food store - with its metal frame appearing on the skyline.

Read more

A pet dog turned hero, protecting its family as they slept, when it chased off a burglar from a home in Brixington.

Read more

Winter shoppers will be able to benefit from cheaper car parking in East Devon, thanks to a returning offer from the district council.

Read more

A self-funded social club in Exmouth for adults with learning disabilities is urging people to support its bid to fund to new bus.

Read more

A fish restaurant franchise which will open in Exmouth in December has been nominated for a seafood award.

Read more

The NHS is consulting on proposals to axe prescriptions of gluten free food in North, East and West Devon for those suffering coeliac disease - what do you think? Vote in our poll.

Read more

Residents are being invited to have their say about plans to cut hospital beds in East Devon – possibly in Exmouth – at public events.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:45

The Mount Charles-owned Fed & Watered Café-Bar in Exeter Airport has won an industry award, presented by former Pop Idol winner Gareth Gates.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:33

Do you have spooky happenings at home? With Halloween on the horizon, take the spook-tacular quiz to find out if those unexplained bumps in the night are your imagination, or signs of a haunted home.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:37

A 61-year-old Budleigh Salterton man who grew cannabis for his own use has been handed a suspended jail sentence

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications