The newly-elected mayor of Doncaster has threatened to cut funding to the town's Gay Pride event as part of his pledge to fight political correctness.Who could object to that?
Peter Davies, of the English Democrats, said: "My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple.
"I don't think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality."
Well, apart from Pride, Stonewall and all the other activist groups, that is...
Doncaster Pride said the event, which attracts up to 8,000 people, would still take place on 16 August.And if a pop festival is held, that would attract people too. Should it therefore help itself to taxpayers money?
A statement from the Doncaster Pride Committee said: "We believe everyone has a right to their opinion and if the newly elected mayor of Doncaster holds personal opinions about the staging of a Pride event in the borough we feel he is entitled to that view.
"However, in the last two years we have brought over 6,000 visitors into Doncaster and anticipate an audience this year of up to 8,000.
"These people spend money in Doncaster and come to enjoy a great day out."
The organisers said they had received "massive support" from other agencies, including South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Yorkshire Police, the Home Office and a number of trade unions.So, finance it yourself, and everyone will be happy.
"The simple message is the show goes on. We as a committee are resolute in our aims to bring this event to Doncaster and will do so with or without support from Doncaster council."
Mr Davies said: "I have nothing whatsoever against gays and lesbians, what they do in their private lives is absolutely fine.Nor do I. And nor do the residents of Doncaster who voted for you, it seems.
"But I don't see why councils should be spending money on that sort of thing."
He has ambitious plans too:
Mr Davies has also stated he intends to cut funding for translation services for non-English speakers in the borough.Sentiments which resonated with enough of the populace to get him elected.
The English Democrats say they want "English freedoms and values, not multiculturalism".
They also advocate withdrawal from the European Union, the "right to enjoy and celebrate Englishness", an end to political correctness and an end to mass immigration.
Now watch the Righteous turn on this tiny party and demonise them in the way they have the BNP (who may well, if the local elections mirror the EU elections to come, fail to make the predicted headway). I predict Mr Davies is in for a bumpy ride.
Party chairman Robin Tilbrook said: "Peter has done fantastically well, he's fought a great campaign on the issues that really matter.Hmmm, not sure about that..!
"This is not only a great result for the people of Doncaster, it's a great result for the people of England too. Peter is now truly the Boris Johnson of the north."
But it's a good start. Doncaster is a place to keep your eye on.