1998 (in column for The Telegraph):

“Weep, O ye shirt-makers of Jermyn Street, ye Cool Brittannia tailors and whatever exists of human finer feeling. In the Ministry of Sound, the tank-topped bumboys blub into their pils”

2000:

“We don’t want our children being taught some rubbish about homosexual marriage being the same as normal marriage.”

April 2000 (in Spectator article): Boris Johnson attacks “Labour’s appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it.

July 2000 (in Telegraph column titled “Stand up and fight like a man, you euro pansy”):

“She was last week’s victim of the ‘rent-boys of politics’, to use Mr Follett’s interesting phrase.”

August 2000 (in Telegraph column):

“It is still more compassionate to give pensioners more of their own money, by cutting their taxes, rather than bribing them with cheap television licences; and it is more sensitive to spare parents’ anxieties, than to allow Left-wing local authorities to waste taxpayers’ money on idiotic and irrelevant homosexual instruction.”

2001 (in book “Friends, Voters, Countrymen”):

“If gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog.”

2007 (in Telegraph column):

“Bring out yer policies, you big bunch of pansies.”


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Edwin Hayward

Writing a book about driverless cars. Ready to welcome our robot overlords on Singularity day. 48%er. Would much rather be talking about tech, but... Brexit!

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