Liam Fox accuses 'metropolitan elite' of gay marriage social engineering
(From PoliticsHome) Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox this morning attacked the Government's plans to introduce gay civil marriage, saying it was not a priority for the public. Speaking on the Murnaghan programme on Sky News, Dr Fox said: "It is a contentious issue. I have to say I'm much more in favour of social mobility than social engineering." The presenter asked him whether he meant that gay civil marriage was social engineering. Dr Fox replied: "I think that the vast majority of the public have a totally different set of priorities from what I would call the metropolitan elite and I think that they'll be looking for those economic and social issues to be dealt with first."
So, there you have it. According to a very senior former Cabinet minister, David Cameron is part of a 'metropolitan elite' intent on a subversive programme of 'social engineering'. This is quite antithetical to conservatism, and utterly offensive to many Conservatives. His Grace is increasingly sure that 'gay marriage' is about to be kicked squarely into the very long grass.