Nearly 20 Tories backed an amendment to the Government’s controversial Immigration Bill which would have required anyone coming to settle in Britain to prove that they were not HIV positive

While the British Government has worked hard to project an image of “gay-friendly” tolerance (and they do get points for legalising gay marriage) attempts by some of its supporters to stop HIV positive people from moving to the country show the new commitment to acceptance and diversity doesn’t run that deep. Happily, the move was defeated in a vote in the House of Commons, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take notice. More on this in The Independent.