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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Feb 2013 10:08

If they Abstained or Opposed the original Ballot, then they are sticking by their principles.

If not, then I fail to see why the same civil rights shouldn’t apply to all. Mind you, it’s a money earner if Civil Partners will have to go through a Civil Marriage rather than ‘just’ sign a bit of paper!


JackBunion Report 17 Feb 2013 09:50

Tory Party in trouble? Oh dear, what a shame. Never mind :-)


AnnCardiff Report 17 Feb 2013 09:44

Around 180 Conservative MPs are reportedly poised to oppose or abstain in a vote on gay marriage to be held on Tuesday.

MPs will vote on the proposals, which will also allow civil partners to convert their partnership to a marriage and enable married people to change their legal gender without having to end their union, for the first time when the Bill has its second reading on Tuesday.

Backbenchers have made no secret of their opposition to the move and were left even more angered when the Tory leadership made clear it would not include marriage tax breaks in next month's Budget - something that would have been seen as a concession to disgruntled traditionalists.

Twenty five chairmen or former chairmen of Conservative Party associations have written a letter to the Prime Minister, warning him that the policy will cause "significant damage" at the ballot box.

The letter calls for a decision to be postponed until after the 2015 general election.

It closes by saying: "Resignations from the Party are beginning to multiply and we fear that, if enacted, this Bill will lead to significant damage to the Conservative Party in the run up to the 2015 election."

David Cameron views the introduction of same-sex marriage as the "Conservative Party delivering the promise it made".


AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2013 23:07

ooooer!!! brave man


eRRolSheep Report 16 Feb 2013 23:07

John I never realised Ena Sharples and Lisa Dingle were an item


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 23:01

Police have told Sadiq Khan he should review the security around him and his family following the Commons vote
Officers in his Tooting constituency in London have been put on high alert
Khan was among 400 MPs, five Muslim, who voted in favour of the bill


GeordiePride Report 16 Feb 2013 11:33

I can still remember the first episode of Coronation Street.



Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:33

Well spotted Ann !!!


JackBunion Report 16 Feb 2013 11:10

AnnC Been reading it for half an hour now. Very interesting. Much better than the summaries. Haven't watched any of them since Lisa Dingle and Ena Sharples had a civil partnership - but feel up to date now :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2013 11:09

that's better - it's the nitty gritty bits I am referring to :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2013 11:08

I didn't realise it had printed the whole thing!!!! shall edit immediately!!!

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 16 Feb 2013 10:42

Hey missus ! ~~~~

Turned into a soap spy now ? ;-)

Mostly sex related tho, not same sex in these cases.

I wonder sometimes if they 'Corrie and Emmerdale, sometimes Eastenders have the same script writers !

Have a good day :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2013 10:24

interesting!!! off Yahoo this morning

She wastes no time going after Declan – initially to help Debbie win a lucrative contract – but soon she’s asking him to the pub to discuss it and sparks are flying. As they get down to the nitty gritty of the contract, she decides to follow him back to Home Farm to get down to a different sort of nitty gritty.

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 15 Feb 2013 18:54

No Ann she's lovely lol ..she wouldn't hurt a mouse :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 15 Feb 2013 18:47

that cat of yours looks a bit fierce Hazel ;-)

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 15 Feb 2013 18:39

I also use the term ' nitty gritty' always have done , as has been said it means to me getting to the heart of something .

As for asking for black coffee/tea , that again is what i have always done .and will continue :-D :-D


Gins Report 15 Feb 2013 18:04

Ahh......thanks Merlin :-D

Needed that!


Merlin Report 15 Feb 2013 13:15

Gins, :-DYou,re such a Tonic. :-D


Guinevere Report 15 Feb 2013 10:59

I think it's probably an urban myth. The museum haven't got back to me with another response.


terryj Report 15 Feb 2013 10:50

thought i would bump this back to the top

had to go back a couple of pages till it made sense
anyway off topic but ref the phrase nitty gritty i asked the west indians at work and they didn't know much about thye slave trade other then it happened must be an age thing young whipper snappers
going to a blues sat night so will ask some of the old boys there if they know anything
never heard it used myself in that context although i suppose they would have a phrase but probably taken from maritime use for other things or even agricultural
can't see people of that time sitting around trying to make up a special word