February 4th, 2014

Leaked Emails Reveal “UKIP Kidnapper” is Tory Member Newsnight Scoop Missed PM Welcoming Bhutto to the Party

Last night’s Newsnight scoop was bizarre for many reasons, not least their revelations that the UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman had been jailed for seven years. Mujeeb ur Rehman Bhutto was the leader of a gang who kidnapped the son of a wealthy businessman at gunpoint in Karachi in June 2004. The establishment’s favourite new mantra was wheeled out and lots of noise made about the make up of UKIP membership. Except someone didn’t do their homework, fully…

As these emails, just revealed by the Daily Politics, indicate, Bhutto is a member of the Conservative Party:

From: “David Cameron”
Date: 30 January 2014 12:44:35 GMT
To: Mujeeb.bhutto
Subject: Thank you for becoming a Member

Dear Mr Bhutto,

Firstly, let me offer you a very warm welcome to the Conservatives.

I’m delighted you have taken the decision to help us turn Britain around by becoming a Member of the Party. Your membership card will be posted out to you shortly (within the next month).

As a Member, you have a vital role to play. The Conservative-led Government has many challenges ahead before – and including – the next set of elections, but with your help we can continue to make the case for Conservative values.

The more who join us, the more we can achieve – so please email everyone you know who would be interested in becoming a Member of the Conservatives. Together, we can build a better future for Britain.

Thanks in advance for all your help,

David Cameron

This is being blamed on an automated online application. Which cannot be said for Leeds Conservatives following up the email from Dave to further welcome Mr Bhutto back into Tory arms:

From: “Robert Winfield” 
Date: 30 January 2014 23:59:38 GMT
To: Mujeeb.bhutto
Subject: Leeds Central Conservatives

Mujeeb
I am just dropping you a brief e mail to say that I was delighted to learn that you have rejoined the Conservative Party. I hope to speak to you soon but unfortunately I am just getting over flu.

I assume this means that you have severed your connections with UKIP.

Best wishes

Robert Winfield

This is not the first time that UKIP have got into trouble with Tory friends. No one noticed the gay floods chap when he was a Conservative councillor, and the member accused by the Mail on Sunday of being in the National Front was actually a Tory when she made the incendiary comments. And let’s not forget Roger Helmer. As Farage said the other day, “if you accept defectors from the Conservative Party you will always have embarrassments.”

UPDATE: Shapps was just confronted with these emails on the Daily Politics, it seems the Tories had spotted the issue here. Though it seems no one told Leeds…

UPDATE II: Poor Bhutto has been booted out already. Tories say:

“Bhutto is not a member. He applied, got the normal follow ups, and we reserve the right to refuse and have done that.”

Normal follow ups including a personalised welcome thanking them for re-joining? Glad that’s all cleared up then…


171 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    And why was he even allowed into the country?

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    • 17
      Guido stella politics of judgement says:

      Elected politicians in the UK shall (or resign) talk to elected politicians who their party members find abhorrent. Parties have to effect people from all walks of live, a life not to be proud of. Can Guido cope with a person unless they have drunk 6 cans of stella recently?

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      • 120
        BBC/Guardian Axis of Evil says:

        The propaganda campaign against UKIP is going well, comrades!

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        • 139
          I'magunnin4U says:

          The Dirty Tricks Brigade are well and truly hammering UKIP but it is tending to rebound on them. If you want to throw dirt for Gaw’ds sake get your facts right! The 3 failed, tired old parties are running scared – Good!

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        • 165
          clinihyp says:

          Ah the voice of fascism speaks!

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    • 20
      EU says:

      What country?

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    • 25
      JMF says:

      For the Bennies.

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    • 40
      Shit Hole Britain says:

      To palpably feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel the enrichment.

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    • 48
      The last Bastion says:

      Actually his defection from and return to the Conservative party was covered on newsnight, perhaps you just wren’t paying attention.

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      • 98
        henrywood says:

        Actually, the headline of the third most shared story on the BBC news site still reads, “Former UKIP spokesman was kidnapping gang ‘boss'”. A single line at the very end of the article mentions the Conservative connection.

        Perhaps the compilers of BBC news online do not watch “Newsnight”?

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        • 136

          Well said. The BBC have been running this all day as a UKIP story with a brief note at the end that he is now a Con. The lead should have been Kidnapper joins Tories after being kicked out of UKIP but that doesn’t fit their agenda.

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      • 167
        clinihyp says:

        Ah the voice of justification and denial expresses desperation so well!

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    • 81
      Dieudonné M'bala M'bala says:

      His presence in the UK is clearly not ‘conducive to the public good’.

      Kick him out.

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      • 129
        Airey Belvoir says:

        Running a kidnapping gang? The man is clearly a self-starting entrepreneur, most unlikely to need benefits, just the sort of person we need to attract to grow our economy.

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      • 162
        Ned Ludd says:

        Can’t. He says if he goes back he’d be bloody well hung. Which, he being a tinted person, has aroused Barecow’s attention.

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    • 86
      Coeur_de_lion says:

      Visitor visa around the time of his arrest in 2004 – his Dad was a high ranking customs official in Karachi and he was held a lot longer than the other suspects at the time, so he either grassed or claimed he’d be persecuted if he was sent home. The Blair Labour Government loved that kind of thing.

      http://www.newslinemagazine.com/2004/09/who-will-police-the-police/

      The point is, paying a fee to become a member of your local Conservative Party, is much less of a connection that being UKIP’s Commonwealth Spokesman – hence the heavy UKIP references in the media.

      Regardless, whether UKIP or Tory, the left are desperate to give UKIP a kicking now they realise the threat they pose in the North.

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      • 146
        Noneofthem says:

        When UKIP were polling about 5% the BBC loved them as they needed UKIP to steal tory votes to help labour. Now that UKIP are polling up to and beyond 20% (in some polls) and are increasingly eating into the labour support in the midlands and the north, the BBC are terrified of them and are in full dirty tricks mode. They refuse to acknowlege publicly the extent to which UKIP are eating into labour and sticking desperately to the UKIP are far right wing and only stealing tory support meme.

        UKIP are not right or left wing. They are patriotic, pro British and pro common sense. They are the ultimate symbol of the people Vs the corrupt establishment and they are the only way possible to get our country back from those three main establishment parties who are dedicated to giving this nation away to the EU.

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    • 97
      Alls well that ends well says:

      Had a re-think about todays mainstream media co-ordinated attack on UKIP then Guido?

      I am surprised that you fell for it and initially joined in.

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    • 138
      lojolondon says:

      Because we don’t care how you behave as long as you vote Liebour. Oops.

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    • 141
      Jabba Le Chat says:

      Lolz…Niggle Mirage does a runner when cornered by the Bee-En-Pee…

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    • 153

      Well Guido – no doubt you will now do your best and get copies of that self aggrandizing twat Prince Charles’s (a non elected politician) political lobbying letters to government ministers.

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    • 163
      clinihyp says:

      Because he has friends in Brussels and Brussels tells the Home office what to do!

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    • 170
      clinihyp says:

      You may be that desperate!

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  2. 2
    Fish says:

    Standard welcome letter

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  3. 2
    WelshRacer says:

    *facepalm*

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  4. 5
    FrankFisher says:

    Haha – fuck you Dave!

    I trust Newsnight will be covering this tonight?

    Any party can only work with what they are told – UKIP takes people on trust, until they become a candidate at which point all you need to do is take par tin a series o finterviews and tests, and submit a CRB check – but what else can they do? I hope the BBC aren’t suggesting we have a national register of approved political candidates, policed by them no doubt?

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    • 23
      Mornington Crescent says:

      …and, of course, the BBC always vets its staff and roots out the dodgy ones, doesn’t it…?

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    • 56
      Jack Ketch says:

      If existing MPs had to undergo a moderately rigorous vetting procedure to include a risk analysis of criminal wrongdoing, sexual deviancy and comptetence–there may be a dozen people left in the house.

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    • 71
      Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

      UKIP do vet their new members.

      If a CRB check was submitted and came up clean for this guy:

      Well – The rest should be left for the tabloids to conclude…

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  5. 6
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    So, with about 4 hours and 30 minutes to go until the public-sector late end to this working day, what is David Cameron going to do to justify his salary today ?

    This perhaps will take a bit of extra spin.

    Why is David Cameron welcoming chaps convicted of very violent crimes overseas into the country ?

    Is he perhaps admitting that the UK either condone this conduct, or were perhaps involved with it ? Does Bhutto work for Cameron ?

    Many many questions… and only so much DfID budget to go round.

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    • 24
      Keith Vaz says:

      “Why is David Cameron welcoming chaps convicted of very violent crimes overseas into the country ” – because I was unavailable – those cushiopns don’t plump themselves

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    • 36
      It's 'is 'uman rites, innit !! says:

      “Why is David Cameron welcoming chaps convicted of very violent crimes overseas into the country ?”

      You ‘avin ‘ a laff ? I suggest you trawl the press from 1 May 1997 to date. There have been plenty of such cases under Labour

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      • 59
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        Do not want to distract from that.

        For the record – my criticism is from the right not the left.

        Labour were more bent than the backend of a gay dog. It is odd that Cameron went for this guy apparently without doing the checks. Given his position it is incredible to believe that he did not know this guys background.

        If he did not, then that is a national security issue right there, as well as a further problem with David Cameron’s position.

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        • 75
          Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

          David Cameron’s position is untenable.

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          • Casual Observer 6 says:

            It is beginning to look more that way as each day passes.

            Theresa May could be a good replacement, depending on how she handles this Bhutto issue, and how the Party feels about that.

            Cameron is likely banking on this being a further tug on the Home Office grenade pin – fine – so long as he continues to hold the grenade.

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          • Anonymous says:

            1922 Committee, it’s time to get rid of Cameron or lose the GE.

            Act now or remain out of power for 10 yrs…

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  6. 7
    The real laugh out loud stuff starts at 6 minutes in says:

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    • 28
      Moooo says:

      Well found, Sir. Fuck me, she is thick

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      • 45
        It's not all bad says:

        Nice legs though.

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      • 46
        brown-dog says:

        Why all of them from the same tribe?

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        • 109
          walking into darkness says:

          exactly what I was thinking, Andrew Neil can only just hide his embarrassment, no doubt he’s got the programme producer in his ear telling him to help her out . It’s not her fault she’s stupid but it’s our fault if we don’t expose her. And she’s Labour shining new star.

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    • 87
      How much to rent a tree? says:

      What a pathetic spectacle. On what basis can this idiot be described as fit for public office?

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      • 118
        Kick the foreign city of London out of England says:

        She’s has the perfect credentials to be a Labour MP in a northern city.

        * Born in London.
        * Public school educated
        * Degree in Spanish
        * NUS executive
        * A few weeks in a PR job
        * Quango twat
        * Great uncle was a Labour MP
        * Used to knock off a Labour MP
        * Never set foot in Liverpool before selection
        * All women short-list
        * Dodgy selection process

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    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      Its nearly as embarasing as this load of lies

      or this

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  7. 8
    A BBC Spokesman says:

    Well, we were aiming for UKIP, but a Tory scalp is welcomed almost as much.

    Now pay your licence fee and shut up.

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  8. 9
    JMF says:

    Milliband used to be a Marxist.

    Oh, wait.

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    • 108
      Socialists Kill Cats says:

      and his dad killed cats, not cool, not cool at all. Thats worse than hating Britain. Just like the Blairs got rid of the cat when they moved into No10. Not cool, not cool at all. And they hated britain as well letting every Johnny foreigner in. Not cool, not cool at all

      Cats are cool, Socialists arent. Kill socialists, not cats

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  9. 10
    Mark Wouters says:

    Sovietsalami63 Here,
    So Mr H.Benn MP has a £2Million House in Chiswick,well i now know that contacting his office is a big mistake as nothing will happen on the issues i raise.
    I still refuse to register my vote and refuse to vote again ,as is my right as everything in English Law relates to your namre on Paper only,ie your legal fiction.
    All our mps are corrupt and are under the spell of the official secrets act so cannot divulge information that applicable to us ,on health issues ,environment ,food ,wars ,etc etc etc etc.
    To Trust the monarchy is also a grave mistake as its they whoreally govern us SECRETLY.its a dictatorship in REALITY.

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  10. 11
    WHO says:

    Wanking causes cancer

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  11. 12
    UKIP voter says:

    Compared to the LibLabCons UKIP seem pretty decisive to me when it comes to booting out miscreants.
    No months or years pretending they didn’t know there was a problem followed by months or years doing fuck all about it.
    Tim Yeo for example would have probably been fucked off out the party twenty years ago not allowed to hang around stinking up the place.

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    • 116
      Mr Potato Head2 says:

      The snag for the Tories is if they got rid of all the people who fiddled taxpayers money there wouldn’t be many left. Same with perverts for Lib Dems and champagne hypocrites for Labour.

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  12. 13
    Shooty* says:

    I don’t see what the problem is here, other than the BBC and others being dreadfully disrespectful to this chaps cultural sensitivities. Entirely reasonable course of conduct in his own land, and they’re trying to make it out as unpleasant. Racists, the lot of them.

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  13. 21
    Mitch says:

    These 2 emails were from last week, when he was supposed to be a UKIP member?

    Maybe he got wind of this story and joined the Conservatives asap to create just this kind of confusion?

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  14. 22
    Geoff Blooming hell says:

    Now you know why there are not many ethnic faces on our campaign literature.
    You try finding one who hasn’t been up to something.

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  15. 26
    Well I never did !!! says:

    Grant Shapps interviewed on BBC Daily Politics and states that Mujeeb Bhuto joined Conservatives online 30 January 2014. The membership is an automatic system therefore both welcoming letter were sent by the system(the Leeds one presumably picked up from postcode ?)However as part of the terms and conditions the online site states that membership is subject to review and that the party reserves the right to reject the membership application without having to give a reason. Apparenlty Shapps says that it was flagged up that Mr Bhutto used to be a UKIP spokesman and therefore this is why his membership was refused despite the letter qoted having been automatically sent…so that’s all clear then ??

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    • 30
      Grooming Schapps says:

      Schapps should quit whilst he is behind.

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    • 42
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Could it have been a deliberate ploy?
      Have you applied for membership to see if what Chapps said is true.You seem like an expert that has researched this issue.
      I await your detailed answer.

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    • 44
      Mitch says:

      It’s a bit suspicious that Bhutto tries to join the Conservatives just 5 days before a report on his serious criminal past, and whilst he’s a UKIP spokesman?

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    • 51
      Knobhead says:

      Rejected for being a UKIP spokesman not for being a convicted kidnapper.

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    • 68
      Fish says:

      I think you’d better watch the interview again. You’d understand things better (or might).

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    • 89
      How much to rent a tree? says:

      So what you are saying is that the Tory party messages to the public are insincere.

      But I suppose, most people know that.

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  16. 27
    Sally Bitchcow says:

    Is he a good snogger?

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    • 110
      Speaker of the House says:

      ya filthy bitch. How im i meant to put me cock in yer gob now that thing has been there

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  17. 29
    HMP Bongo-Bongo Land says:

    Mr Bhutto was a reasonably well behaved prisoner who would be an asset for your country.

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  18. 32
    Not the BBC says:

    Clearly we hate UKIP more than the Tories – difficult I know but must be true.

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  19. 33
    brian says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26019668

    Tories say they rejected his application.

    Hmmm

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  20. 34
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    BBC Daily Politics mentioned the leaked document on Falkirk. Alan Johnson was allowed to whitewash over the issue. The rest of the programme is an attAck on the tories.
    BBC BIAS AT IT’S BEST.

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  21. 39
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Professor Rob Duck is a flood expert and on the Daily Politics. Is someone having a laugh, quack,quack.

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  22. 47
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Colour me confused but he sounds like an ideal person to sit on the LibDem inner circle.

    Although as he hasn’t done chokey in the UK that may preclude him from even the lemons.

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  23. 52
    Jack Straw says:

    Feel the enrichment motherf#ckers

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  24. 52

    Reblogged this on wheelsofpoliticalsteel and commented:
    appears from E-mails the Tories were very happy in accepting Mr Bhutto back into their party. Why weren’t the allegations made when Mr Bhutto was a Conservative ? As with Mr Silvester who was a Tory when he first said the unsavoury & frankly outlandish comments. I hope that Mr Bhutto is treated fairly & given the right of reply (if that is what he would wish).

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  25. 55
    Sally in the Alley says:

    It’s rather delicious seeing Sally squirm on Twitter, complaining that the photo was printed out of context. If it’s out of context, does it mean John doesn’t mind his wife going out to a club in a wig and french kissing a random guy who looks like one of Jack Dromey’s wet dreams?

    Or is it actually the case that she’s a slapper who plays around and John is a pathetic cuckold who sits at home watching Coronation Street while his wife is out getting porked by men 30 yours younger than him?

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  26. 57
    I nominate myself for Comment of the Day says:

    John and Sally have an open marriage. She shags whoever she likes and John opens the door for her when she comes home.

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  27. 58
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    You just couldn’t make this fucking shite up!

    Britain is Fucked Up Beyond All Recocognition.

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  28. 60
    Sally says:

    My favourite song is Ebony and Ivory.

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  29. 64
    Sally up the Alley says:

    “Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye…”

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  30. 66
    #Sally Bercow says:

    Just been offered a contract to promote Lambrini wine *hic*

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  31. 73
    Mitch says:

    The only person who had these emails was Bhutto – they were auto-generated and no actual person from the Conservatives was involved. Therefore, Bhutto must be the source for them?

    It sounds to me like he tried to join the Conservatives in haste last week to create this confusion over which party he was a member of.

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    • 85
      Can't trust em says:

      This whole story says more about Asian men than it does about any political party.

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      • 95
        How much to rent a tree? says:

        Not entirely.

        It also tells you that any message the ordinary members of the public can ever expect to receive from a Westminster political party if they express an interest in getting involved in politics is insincere computer-generated guff.

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    • 93
      Fish says:

      From the Tory membership applications site:

      Terms and Conditions

      1. Application for membership of the Conservative Party on-line through the Party’s website (www.conservatives.com) or via Conservative Campaign Headquarters (30 Millbank, London SW1P 4DP) is subject to review by the Party and its Constituency Associations before final approval. Final approval of on-line or central applications, or non-approval, will be communicated to the applicant in writing as soon as possible after the application is made.

      2. If donating more than £500 the donor must be registered on the electoral roll at the time of the donation.

      3.Applications will not be considered where the applicant is a member under suspension or is a former member currently expelled from the Party.

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  32. 75
    Guy News Room says:

    Prime Minister David Cameron entered the row when he applauded the tube strike.

    He tweeted: “Bob Crow’s Tube strike is the right thing to do, bringing the message to millions of Londoners. Ed Miliband should applaud it now: no ‘ifs’ and no ‘buts’.”

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    • 125
      forward with guidance says:

      Do you think Mr Cameron will mention the Tube Strike at PMQs even if it is not raise by Millitwit ?

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      • 126
        A Ship's Lawyer says:

        The Tube Strike and misery caused to 8 million people is obviously the responsibility of Labour and their Leader Milliband.

        He is the sole person responsible for preventing these people getting home safely in overpriced sweat covered tube carriages.

        It is left to the Conservatives in the shape of Boris Johnson and David Cameron to sort this matter out and ensure that each and everyone of the 8 million receives adequate financial compensation this side of Easter 2014.

        You can rest safe in your beds in the knowledge that these two top Tories will not rest and will not be watching the Winter Olympics until this matter is resolved in favor of the people they represent.

        This is all Millibands doing.

        It is only David Cameron and Boris Johnson who really care about the people of this country.

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  33. 90
    David Cameron's retired police horse says:

    Helen of Troy must be thankful she was not relying on David Cameron to come and rescue her.

    Boaz.

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  34. 91
    Sally Bercow auto responder says:

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  35. 94
    Practical Able says:

    When the Guardian is the only paper defending “Tory” Tim Yeo, that tells you all you need to know about Lefty Tim Yeo.

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  36. 96
    HackWatch says:

    Now Neo Guido, as a former CCHQ Intern, will know how the automatic email system works. Neo will also know, as a former prominent Conservative Yoof, about the great Robert Winfield and his eagerness to accommodate new members. The fact one so committed has been dragged unwittingly into this story will no doubt amuse him as much as it amuses this former doorknocker turned political cynic.

    Cheers.

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    • 102
      King James (1611) says:

      I say vnto you, that likewise ioy shall be in heauen ouer one sinner that repenteth, more then ouer ninety and nine iust persons, which need no repentance.

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  37. 111
    UKIP All the Way says:

    Joined the Conservatives
    Left the Conservatives
    Joined UKIP
    Kicked out of UKIP
    Joined the Conservatives
    Kicked out the Conservatives.

    At least the guys a trier!

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  38. 112
    ex Tory Voter says:

    The more Conservative members I met, the less I liked the party. Mind you, I suspect the other parties – excluding the MRLP – are as bad.

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    • 122
      English batsmen have technical flaws says:

      He had probably not met the Tory Totty before joining and making a donation.

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  39. 121
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    So does everyone joining the Conservatives get a personal letter of welcome from the Leader or does it have something to do with your name being “Bhutto” ?

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    • 123
      A BBC Special Correspondent says:

      As long as you have pots of money this club is open to anyone, from people who like playing soldiers to nocturnal loving tom cats and people with wandering fingers.

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    • 152
      The Remittance Man says:

      Do you really believe Dave typed that e-mail?

      It’s a boiler plate missive generated by a computer. I doubt Dave even saw the draft of the original template let alone set finger to keyboard to personally welcome this guy into the Party.

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    • 161
      thostids says:

      It was interesting that Bhutto declined to go back to Pakistan on account of his expectation of being hanged. I suppose joining the Tories is marginally less unpleasant unless you’re Anne MacIntosh and have been deselected by your Local Association allegedly for replacement by an old-Etonian. Having threatened to stick it to the Tories and stand as an independent, Cameron, still chillaxing after watching Somerset flood under the DEFRA failure to dredge, suddenly decided to look into this urgently. As Miliballs, that well-known deliberate typo, observed Cameron’s Party don’t seem to “do” women. It seems you have to be a 60s DJ or LibDem to be allegedly that way inclined.

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  40. 124
    Building a better future for Britain ever since 2004 says:

    Where are all the application forms ?

    You have to laugh don’t you.

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  41. 127
    Building a better future for Britain ever since 2004 says:

    So the problem in Dave’s office was the computer and an automated reply .

    Was it the same computer that wrongly claimed expenses off the taxpayer might I ask ?

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  42. 131
    A shirker on Benefits Street says:

    Seeing all those people who have spent a fortune on Tube season tickets to get to work and now being pissed about really makes me laugh.

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  43. 133
    UKIP does what it says on the tin says:

    All part of the plan to ‘get UKIP’, the bin diving smear merchants are too busy to check their facts. And its not like the stooge media who so eagerly print anti UKIP smear hit pieces are going to do a retraction is it? The smear is out, it doesnt matter what the truth is or the facts are, all that matters in the sh*t ball has been thrown.

    The aim has always been to throw enough sh*t at UKIP hoping at least some will stick, the liblabcon and their media running dogs are like monkeys in a cage throwing sh*t balls at anyone who comes near, they dont care about the consequences and impact of their actions because they are mentally unable to.

    Vote UKIP.

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  44. 134
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    Surely a name like Bhutto might make one ask questions, in case he shared the socialist ‘first family’s’ outlook?

    http://www.indohistory.com/zulfiqar_ali_bhutto,_execution_of_a_dictator.html

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  45. 135
    Dave Von Cameroon says:

    Its all about bums on seats dear boys…
    and coffers in the pocket

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  46. 140
    Raptor says:

    The BBC hate UKIP even more than they hate the Tories. Throw enough mud about, and some of it is bound to stick to both parties.

    Also a useful distraction from the BBC’s own little local difficulties.

    Keep paying the licence fee !

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  47. 143
    Des Aster says:

    You can’t JUST ban someone from being a member of the Tory party because they kidnapped a kid, threatened to cut off his head then also threaten to mail it back to the family- before finally getting a£56,000 ransom.

    If start banning people from being in the Tory party for such minor misdemeanors – within a week – there will cease to be a Tory party.

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  48. 144
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    I think its a deliberate Tory ploy to undermine UKIP

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    • 151
      The Remittance Man says:

      One has to wonder about that. In 2005 Mujeerer Bhutto was found guilty of kidnapping and sent to gaol for seven years.

      In 2008 he was released and promptly applied for assylum. This was granted to him. He then joined UKIP under the name Mujeer ur Rehman Bhutto.

      Given the BBC’s widely acknowledged political leanings and the fact that NuLabour was in charge of things in 2008, those of a tinfoil hat persuasion might start to wonder if it wasn’t a Labour plot to destabilise UKIP and/or the Tories.

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  49. 148
    Daniel says:

    Some many attacks on UKIP. The estalishment are really running scared.

    Do they have some private polling that shows something we don’t know yet?!

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  50. 149
    Anonymous says:

    High Time the Winter storms washed away the current political class

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  51. 150
    The Remittance Man says:

    So here’s the story – from the BBC’s own website:

    A chap convicted of conspiracy to kidnap under one name, joins a political party under another. Despite rising quite high in that party and earning praise for the work he did, when that party discovers his true identity it confronts him and he resigns.

    For reasons we can only speculate, having resigned from Party One this chap immediately applies to join another political party. Thanks either to this second party’s vetting procedures or the publicity his new membership has also been revoked.

    In other words the checks and balances both parties have to keep undesirables out appear to have worked. So what’s the news story?

    Indeed the only news worthy item in this whole sorry tale is why a felon convicted of a rather serious crime in 2005 was given political asylum in Britain in 2008 – a time when Britain was being governed by a third, as yet unnamed, political party.

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Great to hear Carswell call for inclusive policies and that UKIP must stand for first and second generation immigrants as much as the English.


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