There is no doubt in my mind that the suspension last week of the Conservative candidate for North Ayrshire, Philip Lardner, was only to appease the 'pink vote' elsewhere in the country.
David Cameron acted 'within minutes' to get rid of him after the website Pink News informed Tory central office after Mr Lardner published comments on his own web site, which have now been removed. It goes without saying that Pink News have slightly bent the story to suit their own agenda, (ie, Philip Lardner is a homophobe).
Mr Cameron said yesterday while campaigning that he had taken action against Mr Lardner "within minutes".He said: "I think people in the gay community know it is easier for people who are Conservative and gay to vote Conservative than at any time before".
Easy for you to act like you did, Mr Cameron. Seeing as Philip Lardner had no hope of overturning a Labour majority of over 11,000. A lamb led to slaughter.
Meanwhile. Mr Lardner is receiving threatening e mails and telephone calls from 'gay' activist groups and has been suspended from his job as a school teacher. But he is determined to fight on. He may have had the support of the Tories withdrawn but he remains on the ballot paper and is still up for election.
"David Cameron and the rest of the Conservative leadership have been forced into this position by the culture of political correctness which bears no relation to the views of people here or up and down the country. I have been basically thrown out of the Party for views that Annabel Goldie, the Scottish Conservative leader, would have to support as a Church of Scotland Elder. These are views supported by 99 per cent of people in this country"
Indeed, Mr Lardner. But you cannot commit a thought crime nowadays, never mind publish it.
Particularly when your Party leader is an unscrupulous career politician.