Tory MP: The party 'can't win' in gay marriage debate

Conservative MP Mike Freer has told Daybreak his party "can't win" amid the row over gay marriage.

"We get criticised if we don't debate as being spineless lobby fodder and when we do debate we're accused of being divided and fighting," he said.

Mr Freer, who is gay, said today's Commons debate is a "good thing" in the bill's passage despite the division in his party's ranks.

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