There appears to be an almighty row brewing over the the opinion of the leading Tory Chris Grayling that the Christian B&B owners who banned a gay couple from their business had the right to do so. I cannot for the life of me understand why a Conservative party that traditionally has been opposed to any restraint of freedom should concern itself over this issue but then these days the state inteferes with everything.
We should do all that we can to retain all our freedoms (what is left of them)and freedom of association is one of them. If these people for whatever belief want to ban gays from their premises then that is their right. It does not matter what reasons they have because the decision has been made. There are after all plenty of gay only hotels and nobody insists that they accept heterosexuals.
Too many people today are hell bent on insisting that we observe rules and regulations which are anathema to our personal beliefs. When I see some of the poor wtetches who have been allowed to reside in our once green and pleasant land I wince. There is not a cat in hell's chance that I would want my grandchildren to go anywhere near them.
By the same token I am sure that many would not want to bother with an ageing Englishman who has no interest in their life styles or beliefs. We should all have freedom of association and Chris Grayling has nothing to apologise over. If the Tories lose a few votes from a blinkered and petrifed electorate then so be it.