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GAY TORY COUNCILLOR QUITS 'SEXIST AND HOMOPHOBIC' PARTY

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The Conservative Party is so innately 'racist, sexist and homophobic' that neither Iain Duncan Smith not Kenneth Cl...
The Conservative Party is so innately 'racist, sexist and homophobic' that neither Iain Duncan Smith not Kenneth Clarke could have changed it, according to the first high-profile defector to leave the Tories, reported The Observer (News and sports section, p6).

Plymouth city councillor Karen Gillard, who worked with William Hague and senior shadow cabinet ministers in her role as chair of the Tory Campaign for Homosexual Equality, said she had suffered years of prejudice within the party because she refused to hide the fact she was gay - including her local party blocking her appointment as a school governor.

Having hoped Michael Portillo would win the Tory leadership, she has now joined the Liberal Democrats.
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