I’ve never had a lot of time for The Sun. The tasteless ‘Gotcha’ headline during the Falklands Conflict burns long in the memory. The there was the inaccurate reporting of the Hillsborough tragedy. Why anyone would turn to the tawdry rag for political commentary is beyond me. But apparently they have a ‘Political Correspondent’ who goes by the name of Michael Lea. He has the singular honour of bringing us a most insightful piece that will really help the nation focus on the issues that face us today. Under the headline ‘Gay MP hangs around loos’ our attention is drawn to the fact that there is a plaque above some public loos attesting that they were opened in 1994 by one Simon Hughes MP. Biting, insightful political comment Michael – let me give you some advice:It is 2006. Anyone with more that two brain cells has by now accepted that not everyone is straight. Some people are gay, some are bisexual. Deal with it. Simon Hughes is not a ‘Limp-Dem’. MPs open public buildings – including public loos. All your article does is promote a view that anyone who is not straight is deviant, and not fit for public life. How many gay or bisexual people do you think work in your office, but are afraid to come out because of attitudes like yours? Is it any wonder that Simon tried to keep his private life private with people like you about? Perhaps you would like it if we poked around in your private life! Finally – if you want to call yourself a ‘Political Correspondent’, go and find out something about ‘politics’. Then write about that instead. Then maybe you could get a job with a proper newspaper, instead of a the disgusting, muck raking filthy little rag that you write for now.
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