The Interview : Gregory Campbell

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David Thompson interviews the East Londonderry MP about his politics, faith, gay rights and catholics in the DUP.

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00:30 “SF and the republican movement were unapologetic exponents of the art of murder”

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01:50 Why Gregory stayed in politics despite the threat to his life.

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03:10 “You either joined the paramilitaries to rectify the sense of anger, or you went the political route.”

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04:20 “The civil rights movement used banners like 'smash the Orange state'. I would be regarded as Orange. Do they want to smash me?”

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05:40 Gregory describes how his religious and moral views drive his politics.

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06:45 'A religious outlook shouldn't totally dominate your political outlook'

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09:10 What could Gregory and other unionists do to support gay people in Londonderry?

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10:30 Gregory says gay people shouldn't be isolated or marginalised, but he will take no part in the 'promotion of LGBT lifestyle'.

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11:35 Does Gregory stand with the Catholic Church on the issue of gay marriage?

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12:25 'The defence of traditional marriage has been left to the Catholic Church'

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13.30 Gregory says criticism of LGBT lifestyle by politicians isn't irresponsible, as long as you don't 'go over the line'.

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14:50 Isn't it the role of the state to provide gay marriage to gay people if they want it?

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16:20 Would you be happy to see an openly gay member of the DUP?

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17:05 Will Catholics ever feel comfortable enough to join the DUP?

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18:30 “There are catholics who aren't flag-waving unionists, but they're not united Ireland advocates either”

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21:15 Is the time right for Stormont to have an opposition?

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23:05 Gregory talks about how important the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus is to the local economy.

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24:30 “There's no country in the world of our size that can boast three major winners inside an 18 month period, we are the home of championship golf”

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25:50 Gregory's opinion on proposed job cuts at UUC, and how the University can offer courses which boost local economy.

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26:45 As most of your vote could move into the North Antrim constituency, will the party select you or Ian Paisley Junior as the Westminster candidate?

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28:20 Derry or Londonderry? Does it matter?

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about 4 years ago, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom