Pressure mounts on Cameron to drop redefining marriage Bill

May 8, 2013

Backbench MPs and grassroots Conservatives have publicly urged Mr Cameron to drop his plans to redefine marriage, and a new poll shows more people prefer that move than the idea of ditching plain packaging for cigarettes.

It comes after last week’s disastrous local elections results which proved that redefining marriage is a huge vote-loser. Today’s editorial in the Telegraph says Mr Cameron’s obsession with the issue is doing serious damage to his party, and warns him to be ready for a “massive fight”.

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