Usually when there’s a new political party it is to provide fresh wind – though on unfortunate occasions all that you get is a steam of hot air.
This is exactly where British politician David Sylvester of the newly formed United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) comes in. There’s a lot of things that can be said about UKIP but I’ll stay with Mr Sylvester, the UKIP councillor of Henley-on-Thames (which is located between London & Oxford) for a moment. To call Mr Sylvester’s statement that the recent approval of gay marriage in parts of the UK is the root cause for recent floods & storms creative or at least original would be an insult to human intelligence.
Based on the number of times I had to respond to people claiming that natural disasters had anything to do with gays or their rights I’m about to run out of creative or original things to say. But maybe Mr Sylvester knew very well what he was doing when he brawled out such nonsense and kept in mind that negative publicity is still better than no publicity – which is something that Oscar Wilde already knew.
But then of course the irony that a homophobe would take any advice from Mr Wilde is curious indeed.