UKIP Mayoral candidate Frank Maloney has attacked the Green party and their Mayoral Candiate, Darren Johnson, following the publication of their ‘Manifesto for a Gay London’
Speaking tonight Maloney said:
“The Greens and Gay Conservatives have accused me of being homophobic. I am sure any normal heterosexual
or gay people reading their manifesto would think that this is giving homosexuals a bad name and that it
is political correctness gone through the roof. According to the Greens and Gay Tories most of London is
Maloney went on to attack the Gay community, saying:
“Most of us are able to just get on with everyday living so why do some people in the Gay Community want to keep ramming their sexuality down our throats?”
On Johnson’s plans to “celebrate queer history and culture” Maloney commented:
“Who would visit a lesbian, gay museum? How many parents would take their kids to this type of museum, or would some loony liberal politically correct council make it a compulsory visit for school children? How many parents would want their children taught about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenders during school time?”
Responding to Maloney’s previous comments the veteran Gay rights campaigner and Green Party supporter Peter Tatchell said:
“The UK Independence Party is a magnet for Little England bigots. Frank Maloney’s homophobic comments don’t surprise me at all. They are shared by many in his party.
In contrast to UKIP’s paranoid anti-Europeanism, most lesbian and gay people see Europe as a force for progressive social reform. Rulings by the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights forced the Labour government to equalise the age of consent for gay men, end the ban on homosexuals in the armed forces, and outlaw discrimination against queers in the workplace”.
Reinforcing his support for the Green party & Mr Johnson, Tatchell said:
“Labour has lost it heart and soul. It is no longer the party of socialism. The Greens now occupy the political space once held by Labour. They have the best policies for social justice, democracy, human rights and environmental protection.
Their vision of London as a green and pleasant city, with a great quality of life for all Londoners, is miles ahead of Labour’s lack of imagination and its toadying to the interests of big business”.