A rebellion is brewing in Britain’s political circles over Prime Minister David Cameron’s pro-views of gay marriage.
Reuters reports that Mr. Cameron is likely to win in the short-term, as rival party members are expected to overcome Conservative party objections and move an allowance for gay marriage to the next level of the approval process. But in the long-term — Mr. Cameron faces backlash.
He’s behind in polls, and talks are growing for a leadership challenge, Reuters reports.
“He hasn’t got a lot of political capital left in the bank,” said Stewart Jackson, a Conservative MP who opposes gay marriage, in the Reuters report. “There is only so much the Conservative party is going to take. He has to deliver some authentic Conservative polices very soon.”
Various United Kingdom media reports have recently focused on party grievances against Mr. Cameron: He’s arrogant, for one. He’s too pro-European Union, for another.
And even though public opinion polls for gay marriage are in his favor — 55 percent of Brits support legalizing gay marriage, according to one recent poll — that may not prove enough for him to keep his seat, come 2015 elections, Reuters reports.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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