But this survey may have been premature, because they are being afflicted with a new set of Americans bringing a new kind of disaster with them:
A Christian charity which sponsored a conference promoting the idea that gay people can be converted to heterosexuality has funded interns for an estimated 20 MPs, including some who are now ministers in the coalition government.
The Christian Action Research and Education charity (Care) has provided staff to the parliamentary offices of Caroline Spelman, Alistair Burt and Steve Webb. In 2009 it sponsored a London conference about homosexuality and Christianity which included sessions on "mentoring the sexually broken".Looks like Michele and Marcus Bachmann have a reason to inspect the Crown Jewels this Summer.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]