ESTHER POUCHER

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Most of us are lucky to get one or two likes on our Face­book posts. But not so for A-level stu­dent Esther Poucher, whose re­cent sta­tus made such a stir it caused a Con­ser­va­tive MP to an­nounce he’d be stand­ing down at this year’s gen­eral elec­tion. An­drew Turner, who has been the MP for the Isle of Wight for the last 16 years, al­legedly told stu­dents at Poucher’s col­lege that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity was “wrong” and “danger­ous to so­ci­ety”. The pol­i­tics stu­dent then outed Turner’s views on so­cial me­dia, writ­ing: “It’s ter­ri­fy­ing that in this age and point in our de­vel­op­ment as a so­ci­ety, there are still peo­ple that can’t care enough about a per­son’s well­be­ing to just ac­cept who they are. Yes, we all be­lieve dif­fer­ent things, and that’s won­der­ful. But when that be­lief treats a group as sub-hu­man, and at­tempts to take away their fun­da­men­tal rights, we can’t re­spect it.” Nice work, Esther!

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