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- Andrew Turner was said to have told sixth formers homosexuality was "wrong" and "dangerous to society". The official opposition is divided and unable to agree a position on the most important of decisions. So we need a general election and we need one now because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the EU agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin.