Some pressure groups are saner than many others.

I have long held a deep admiration for the Coalition for Marriage. They tend to wrap things up in a neat bundle of hopes and wishes, and have remained firmly attached to their core beliefs for as long as I have been reading their missives.

Today, they send their list of things which they reckon will stir the hearts of the average Tory voter, and quite a few from the other sides as well, to the Tory Conference.

The poll results also represent a striking rejection of major initiatives proposed by Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Equalities Justine Greening in both of her portfolios.

87 per cent say Conservative voters want the party to focus on the economy and Brexit rather than socially progressive causes

79 per cent believe parents, not schools, should teach children about adult relationships

75 per cent want schools to promote traditional models of family and marriage

62 per cent say the party is overly focussed on politically correct issues like gender identity

51 per cent say it is increasingly difficult to be a social conservative in the Conservative PartyOnly three per cent believe that plans to make it easier to change gender will win votes

Support for traditional marriage is seen as a vote winner (52 per cent).

Transgender reforms and unisex toilets in schools are seen as liabilities with voters by more than half of respondents.

Just like our supporters, Conservative Party councillors want the Government to ditch the extremist attitude to gender and obsession with adult sexual identities, and concentrate on ensuring schools are well funded and teaching effectively.

They also want the Government as a whole to concentrate on its core portfolio and stop wasting time and money pursuing fashionable causes which undermine family life.

We believe that this poll sends a very clear message to Theresa May from her own grassroots supporters: back traditional marriage, stop the dumbed down, politically correct box ticking and concentrate on the job in hand.

3 comments for “Some pressure groups are saner than many others.

  1. Errol
    October 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    But dumbed down box ticking wins her votes in marginals. The rest she doens’t care about. Those people will vote for her anyway.

    Won’t they?

    The Tories are taking their core for granted and don’t seem to understand the spoiled, petulant Left won’t vote for them out of spite and hubris.

  2. October 3, 2017 at 1:24 am

    All very sane and sensible, and therefore rejectable by the PTB, whatever their stripe.

  3. October 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Greening can get knotted.

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