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

Broadmead

Woodbury

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