David Cameron privately described opponents of gay marriage as ‘Neanderthals’, according to a new biography on the Prime Minister. The revelation came in a biography, written by Sir Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon, which was compiled from over 300 interviews with senior figures at Number 10. Sir Anthony said that the issue of gay marriage was very divisive in the party, with some calling it a “self-inflicted wound.”

He wrote that Mr. Cameron had considered including redefining marriage in his 2010 Conservative manifesto. Close advisers cautioned that the policy could be a distraction. In response to his advisers repeatedly warning him against gay marriage, the Prime Minister is quoted as saying: “Unless you are making some Neanderthal judgement on gays, those who are gay should have the same rights as those who are not.” FULL REPORT