January 15th, 2013

Race Row LibDem Backs Rotherham Child-Catcher

daviesYou do have to wonder about the calibre of some of our MEPs. Last night the LibDems’ man in Brussels representing the north-west Chris Davies launched a stinging tirade against UKIP, backing Rotherham child-catcher Joyce Thacker’s defence of the decision to take away foster children from a UKIP couple last year. He had clearly been reading this weekend’s news:

Now surely someone who is going to get on their high horse about racism would have to have a squeaky clean record on the subject? Not Chris Davies. Back in 2006 Davies was forced to resign after a series of inappropriate comments about that old chestnut, the “Jewish lobby”. According to a Guardian report from the time he was forced to apologise for comparing Israeli policy to the Holocaust and had to quit his post as leader of the LibDems in the European Parliament. Probably wouldn’t be a good idea for Davies to go through the Rotherham adoption process any time soon…


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    Terrible But True says:

    ‘You do have to wonder about the calibre of some of our MEPs.’

    Really still? If so, not for long.

    Is he a Daily Politics or Newsnight regular yet?

    Sounds qualified.

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    Clickbait says:

    Get your own readership

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    Owen Jones' David Beckham poster says:

    Now starts the expected demonisation of UKIP by the established parties and the BBC etc over the next couple of years.

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    A European Parliament recruitment campaign says:

    Doubts about the quality of MEPs?

    Are you too crap to be an MP? Have you ever considered a career in Brussels?

    You might think that you are not up to the job but don’t run yourself down – most of your new colleagues are totally unemployable too.

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    The BBC says:

    Chris Davies sounds as if he is our kind of man. Sign him up to appear on our high profile flagship political output.

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    Anonymous says:

    Has Thacker not been fired yet, or has the whole sordid incident been Savilised?

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    Kebab Time says:

    You are either in front of Guido, or in this case, behind.


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    Turkeys Must vote for Christmas says:

    Well hopefully come the Euro elections Chris will be signing up for his gold plated Euro pension. And Hopefully the new batch of UKIP MEPs will try to put an end to the Brussels gravy train.

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    Jen The Blue says:

    Well Lib Dems are lefties like Labour and lefties are usually the worst kind of hypocrites.

    Often they are racists too, but they discriminate against Jews and white people so they think that is OK.

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    Owen Jones says:

    What’s 12 inches long and hangs in front of an arsehole?

    David Cameron’s tie

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    El Cid says:

    Over my dead body

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    Charlton Heston says:

    And over my dead body

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    Anonymous says:

    “The character of political parties, like people, is shaped by those with whom they associate.”

    Ergo the LibDems are clearly a bunch of loons.

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    Anonymous says:

    As for UKIP, majority of UKIP members and supporters are ex-conservatives. Some in the conservatives want them to join the conservative party as well. In case this MSP hasn’t realised his LD party is the one who are propping up the conservative government.

    I don’t believe UKIP is any more raciest than almost any other party. Even the couple who were stopped from fostering were ex Labour supporters.

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    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    How do you all like this policy,designed to lose the Tories the 2015 General Election ?

    Starting salary for police constables to be cut by 17% to £19,000, UK government announces

    I think it’s a blinder !!!

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    Back@woodsman says:

    Nothing quite so sickening as a sanctimonious limpdim.

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    Notyhing to see here.... says:

    There is no reason and if she was it’s likely she would have a case for unfair dismissal and exemplary damages

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    JuliaM says:

    “Probably wouldn’t be a good idea for Davies to go through the Rotherham adoption process any time soon…”

    Who on earth would want to adopt a Lib Dem?

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    Johann Hari says:

    Fawkes is clearly nicking your material 8illy.

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    Anonymous says:

    In case we end up getting a referendum on EU and if I vote to leave EU, will I be called a raciest?

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    Hittite Empire says:

    Egypt belongs to us

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    Chris Hoon says:

    FibDems: they’re lying bastards and are not to be trusted.

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I tried to be an MEP once but the media broke news of one of my many affairs just before the election, so that was the end of that. With regards to Chris Davies, he must be right, because he is a LibDem. Boaz.

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    First rule of a Tory Government....Don't upset the police says:

    Say what you like about Mrs T …at least she knew that it was essential to keep the constabulary on her side and always ensured that they were well remunerated with lot’s of lovely overtime……

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    Popeye says:

    The main parties, I hesitate to include Lib/Dems, are really getting desperate and it shows in the way they keep attacking UKIP.
    Looking forward to the results of the EU elections.

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    P C Knacker says:

    The person in the photo has a criminal conviction relating to drugs .

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    Mr Moor Ish says:

    That’ll teach the Spaniards to make a fuss about Gib.

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    GiveAPoleJob says:

    I bet after typing the first line you had to go to have a wank didn’t you?

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    Egyptian Pharoe says:

    Like your chariots big boy

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    Eeaw says:

    A Donkey sanctuary?

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    Anonymous says:

    I emailed this poor excuse of an MEP several years ago about EU Vat irregularities.

    Not even the courtesy of a reply.

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    albacore says:

    Are you lot not seeing the wood for the trees?
    Please try to behave like good doggies, please
    You’ve been trained and conditioned to accept a racist
    Of all evil-doers is the vilest and basest

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    Clickbait says:

    Does Guido get on your nerves by forever posting FIRST !!! on your blog?

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    Loopy Lou says:

    The man is obviously a common or garden Eurocrat.

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    Not on the topic of LibDems at all:

    Southwark Crown Court
    Reading Crown Court

    No information at any Pryce.

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    Joyce Thacker says:

    I believe kids belong in good families like this.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    That’ll teach the plebs to mess with Ministers of the Crown

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    bigben says:

    Get a look at the comments and approval ratings on the Mirror article. Not what the author or editor wanted I would guess !!!

    To be fair they are also not at all what I expected from Mirror readers either so well done to them.

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    a non says:

    Strange world where one cannot participate in a debate where making comparisons about earlier events or situations results in expulsion / forced resignation because you have stood on anothers PC correct toes . Ethnic cleansing still occurs around the world today, often under the guise of so called social betterment- Afghanistan, ‘ holocaust’, Syria, ‘nakba’ not forgetting many African / Arabian countries in somebodies quest for ultimate power.
    Getting p*ssed off too where the old chestnut of calling somebody racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe ect etc is introduced to stifle debate.
    Fortunately a proponent of all these ‘failings’ [in moderation], my latest ism is being a hat-ist; now finding 99% of all those driving in baseball cap, flat cap, or trilby should be sectioned ASAP.

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    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Wearing thin.

    Its about democracy, British culture, British history & British heritage & Sovereignty – not “race”.

    Shows how desperate the Lib / Lab / Con Party is if they are already resorting to smear tactics.


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    pedanti Beast says:

    The 3+1 x 2s are not a race anymore than catholics are
    Like youself I was born into th church of Rome , that doesnt make either of us Itlalian

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    Joyce Thacker of Common Purpose says:

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    Anonymous says:

    guess he paid the price by resigning, like you paid you price for drink driving or would you like to hold it against you for the rest of your life?

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    traitor says:

    What a pathetic little toad. verhofstadt and Shultz will be proud of him.

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    Werner says:

    I think a new branch of physics may be required to explain this.

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    The Libor party says:

    Our core voters.

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    Square says:

    A handshake should sort this out.

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    The Grand master, grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    You seem to be doing OK for young ladies and expenses without going to Brussels Handy. Jahbulon

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “I’m doing it for the children!” can be the refuge of a scoundrel in the wrong hands. Of course, if it’s being done “for the children,” it’s only right that the children should have to pay for it, long after we’re gone, innit?
    And of course, anyone who objects to any of this is some sort of immoral fiend. Imagine, the cheek of thinking you can provide a better future for your descendants than they can! Of course, in order to accomplish what they want, they have to be able to get to your children by any means necessary. Jimmy Savile tried to get to children by any means necessary, too, but he wasn’t burdened with the duty of making the world a better place in his lights. “OOOOOH– do you see what he did? He compared Leftie politicians with P-do’s!” Probably about as fair as comparing UKIP with real haters, as long as we’re smearing around here!

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    The Lib Dems Said says:

    The Liberal Democrats believe we should have a real vote on Europe – whether we should be in Europe or out.

    We have been blocked from having a vote on this in Parliament, and all the Conservatives are proposing is a limited referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

    However, the public back our position by a margin of 2:1: twice as many people think a referendum should be on whether we stay in Europe or not rather than only on the Lisbon Treaty.

    We want that real referendum because if Britain is to stride forward confidently into the 21st century and tackle global issues like climate change and terrorism, we need to decide once and for all whether our future lies within the European Union, or outside it.


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    Popexxxxxxx says:

    Not born….Baptised into

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    Joe Swinson said. says:

    MPs at Westminster have voted on a Liberal Democrat proposal for an ‘in or out’ referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. The proposal was defeated after Labour and Tory MPs voted against it.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Hands up all those who have been lucky not being caught drink driving.

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    Generation Y'er says:

    I am free of all political prejudice. I hate all the political scum equally.

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    Lib Dem MP Andrew Stunell said says:

    The public strongly prefer the Liberal Democrats’ call for a referendum on membership of the European Union, rather than the Conservative proposal for a referendum only on the Lisbon Treaty, according to an opinion survey carried out by Ipsos MORI.


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    Anonymous says:

    The Tories are cutting YOUR benefits to enable them to pay benefits to all the Bulgarian and Rumanians who will be flooding the country in 2014. We have to pay them its an EU rule.
    Free family allowance, housing benefit, jobseekers, invalidity, tax credits, not to mention free education in our overcrowded schools and free healthcare in our overloaded NHS. Nevermind we know you dont mind YOUR taxes paying for all this and you are no doudt thrilled that granny has just had to sell her home after a lifetimes contribution to the state.
    Tories have now called in Heseltine Clark and Madelson to tell us how terible it will be to leave the EU. Hang on a minuet aint these the same tossers who told us it would be a desaster if we didn’t join the Euro?

    What a bunck of jokers, you couldn’t make it up


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    Fishy says:

    Too busy counting his expenses I guess

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    'uncle' says:

    I bet you say that to all the boys.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    The Lib Dem leader said he was ‘proud’ of the UK’s leadership role in the EU and said employment should not be jeopardised by an ‘arcane debate’ for years and years.

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    An Itlalian says:

    I love Itlaly

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    Tania Exley-Moore Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Scarborough and Whitby said says:

    LOCAL Liberal Democrats in Scarborough and Whitby are stepping up their call for a referendum on whether the UK should be in or out of the European Union.


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    David Cameron says:

    Libdem members are fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly.

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    himindoors says:

    My wife and a friend were having a chat about politics the other day, admittedly neither of them spend much time listening/watching news. To my horror they were both of the opinion that UKIP were closely tied to the Bay-en-Phee, and had been involved in racially aggravated incidents in the past 12 months. The only thing I can attribute this is to the background trickle of clever terminology used in the biased news reports from our state broadcaster.

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    what is the secret says:

    Why has no news outlet reported what happened in Court 3 at Southwark Crown Court yesterday

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    Richard Branson says:

    Vote ukip

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    Anonymous says:

    The LibDems are full of them, Lord Oakshott being another snotty little toad.

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    I agree – it is bad form to publicise ones own website here

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    traitor says:

    when’s Clegg’s next radio phone-in?

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    Anonymous says:

    All those mourning the passing of the pony and trap from their train carriages know in their hearts they killled them.

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    T20127076 says:

    what is going on

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    Fishy says:

    From what he said on the Toady programme this morning, Cleggs changed his mind.

    Milipede’s done the same. The idiot was strongly suggesting an in / out referendum before Xmas now he says it would be totally wrong. He’s probably been got at by his mentor and EU trougher supreme, Kinnochio. Either that or when Milipede gets the boot there’s an EU jobby waiting for him.

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    Anonymous says:

    EU rules doesn’t stop up as this is the case in Spain, France, etc. In Norway people from other parts of EU has to work for 2 years before they can claim benefits.

    But as a country we cannot sustain a situation where living stands are falling due to high immigration and export of jobs. It has become cheaper to have call centres in certain parts of UK than India now, it shows what had happened to living standards in this country.

    I am pro EU but even I am not sure whether I could support a situation where living standard for most people will fall over the coming years.

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    Jimmy Savile says:


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    Jaded Jean says:

    Another balanced way of looking at it is that this is as a POLITICAL movement which uses “the race card” as a get out of jail free card in its relentless pursuit of predatory economic anarchism – Libertarianism.

    So, for an alternative view, and for balance (which may explain the very unequal statistics for hegemony given group size) I suggest one looks at the likelihood of ‘observed vs expected’, given group population base-rates, as it is only rational to do so. This sheds some light on an “enemy within” with divided loyalties. Remember the Foreign Office complaint not so long ago over forged passports? Remember the lobby piece by Peter Oborne?

    If, every time someone picked a suspect up for doing wrong they pulled out a “I’m a member of a persecuted minority” card and cried unfair discrimination, what would the likely long-term outcome be for the rest?
    To see the answer look at wealth and power distribution statistics and apply The Null Hypothesis and test it. Then look up the ethnic composition of the 1950 UNESCO statement on race and who keeps denying the very basics of genetics and inheritance in spite of all the scientific evidence and despite the clear endogamous practices. How do breeds get created and protected. Who makes the loudest cries against eugenics whilst practicing it?


    This is just (dirty) politics. It has nothing to do with racism. To clean it up it needs airing, exposure so people can make a rational assessment.

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    Anonymous says:

    Removing three happy, settled children from an accepted foster family in the middle of the night, with no adequate explanation is reason enough.

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    Jimmy says:

    Next time anyone says the Lemon Party are racist, you just show them the comments on this blog. That’ll clear it up.

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    just asking says:

    What happened to the investigation into the Thacker child snatcher case announced by the Labour leader of Rotherham Council?
    Has he reported yet and if so what were his findings?

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    not fit to run a whelk stall says:

    Has she been sacked yet?

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    Sheffield Sid says:

    “Probably wouldn’t be a good idea for Davies to go through the Rotherham adoption process any time soon…”

    Misprint here. Should read “adaption”.
    Though to what use you could adapt such an idiot is quite beyond me.

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    Kevin T says:

    Mr Savile posts again from beyond the grave.

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    Anonymous says:

    yes, I despise that smarmy little hypocrite too

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    Yew Fat Tuat says:

    Chris Davies must have been on compassionate leave from his asylum when he made these allegations. Have pity on him.

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    Thanks, Chris. Your points are always worth passing on.

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    Boris says:

    Get your own life.

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    Boris says:

    Fine. If you get your own life.

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    Dick watch says:

    Davies is a PC penis who knows no shame.

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    Noose Watch says:

    There is a third way…

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    Geordieboy says:

    Davis is a brainwashed Eurocrat. He regularly writes pro European bullshit in my local paper. He is worried that his job could be at risk as nobody in their right mind would employ the stupid shit.

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    PC49½ says:

    Now we can afford to recruit Bulgarian & Romanians as coppers when they start arriving – we’ll certainly need native speakers to deal with the influx.

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    Tue Briton says:

    There is nothing wrong with racism – it is natural to prefer one’s own kind.

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    True Briton says:

    Racism is good.

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    UKIP - the way forward says:

    Welcome to UKIP!

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    Wilco says:

    The LibDems may not be bigger hypocrites than Labour but they are on par. However at least Labour are sincere in their lefty lunacy.

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    anonymous says:

    and a fourth, moves are afoot that will snare her……..watch this space

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    Wilco says:

    If I had been done for drink driving I would not then demand that the children of all drink drivers be taken away from their parents.

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    Anonymous says:

    UKIP is the way to another Labour government.

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    Hadrian (Emp.) says:

    Big fan of the Amsherdam joint shops is this LimpDem.

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    Anonymous says:

    Wrong, Mong.
    Women are more interested in different ethnicity, as are a lot of men.

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    Anonymous says:

    Only for inbred Mongs like yourself.

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    Archie says:

    Agreed! When are you going to put up his email addy here, Guido old toff?

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    Archie says:

    Been going on for a while now, sport. Expect it to get much worse from now on!

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    Archie says:

    Good! Can’t wait!

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    Archie says:

    Women like big dicks, true.

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    If you don't vote UKIP you deserve what you get says:

    Who can tell the difference between One-term Dave’s lot and Labour anyway?

    Vote for what you want and believe in; vote UKIP.

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