July 9th, 2014

Greens Sack Councillor Who Called War Heroes “Hired Killers”

Two weeks ago Green councillor Ben Duncan put in his application to be consigned to the dustbin of loony tunes who have thrown their careers away on the internet. Today, his party has finally obliged and booted him out. Lisa Murray, chairwoman of Brighton and Hove Green Party, says:

“The panel of inquiry has concluded that Councillor Ben Duncan should no longer serve as a member of the Green Group of Councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council.

This follows his recent statement on Twitter concerning the armed forces which understandably offended many both within and outside the party.

The panel concluded that since this recent incident follows a history of making comments in social media that many would view as inappropriate for someone in such a position, taken as a whole, Councillor Duncan’s actions amount to a breach of standards and judgement expected of a Green councillor, bringing himself and colleagues into disrepute.

Councillor Duncan’s removal from the Green Group is for the remaining council term.

From this point Councillor Duncan will not participate in votes or discussions in the Green Group or be involved in any decisions of the Group and will sit as an independent councillor and not be counted as a part of the Group.”

Bye!


96 Comments

  1. 1
    Welcome to the House of Bum says:

    Another Green Clown.

  2. 2
    @nby83 says:

    I hope the notification was paperless

  3. 3
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Wow the Greens did something sensible!!!!

  4. 4
    Fatty Staines the Tory Blogger says:

    If this had been my Conservative chums I would have defended this chap.

    Pip pip!

  5. 5
    Ed Miliband says:

    Good luck to Chris Froome in the Tour de France.

  6. 6
    Mycroft says:

    He was too overt, his type of mind-set is rife amongst many ‘greens’ I’ve encountered over the years.

    For many of them it is the ‘Thought that cannot speak it’s name’ it’s there but to voice it gives the game away.

    They did something ‘sensible’ but not for the right reasons.

    Shocking people.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    What else are they then if they are trained reservists, to use arms for killing in wars that are mostly intervening in other countries problems having not officially asked for help?Get real and speak truth

  8. 8
    Alan Douglas says:

    To fall out with the looniest group of politicians for looniness is quite a feat !”

  9. 9
    Neil Down says:

    Not that I have any sympathy for his politics but I feel very queasy that we apparently now live in a country where offending people with your opinions is a career-ender but stealing and fiddling with children are frequently ignored or covered up.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Don`t recycle him.

  11. 11
    John Adlington says:

    The wanker’s fucked off, twat!

  12. 12
    Meanwhile L'Obama Anglais meets Munch Monsters says:

  13. 13
    Chuka Umunna says:

    I would like to thank the children and believe me, we have given this serious thought, but we’ve decided not to replace Ed with one of the Munch Monsters. We don’t think the poll boost would be worth the bad press and besides, some of us are sort of hoping he loses, if you know what I mean. Heh heh.

  14. 14
    geordieboy says:

    Will the BBC tell the Greens’ that there is no Global Warming, No Climate Change and the Arctic ice cap has grown considerably larger and that they the BBC have been lying all along. That might get rid of a few more idiots in the Green Party.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Absolutely fucking pointless.

  16. 16

    So the English O’bama is getting ready for life in the Green House.

    Figures.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  17. 17
    Fishy says:

    Chucky seems to spend a lot of his time in schools.

    I think it is called ‘political grooming’.

  18. 18
    Fishy says:

    ‘Bye’? I think, ‘Fuck off’ who be a better line.

  19. 19
    Boeing, Boeing, Gone says:

  20. 20
    Glyn H says:

    Does this tweet bring Greens into disrepute? Seems to be quite in line with their normal lefty anti defence stance.

  21. 21
    Just a thought says:

    To deter killers and prevent killing?

  22. 22
    Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

    You might one day need some of these ‘hired killers’ to defend the Nation against the enemy within, imported into the Country by the Labour Party to enrich your sad, monochrome lives.

  23. 23
    Hmm. I spot a pattern forming.. says:

    Jimmy Saville: got a job involving not much work and hanging around with kids.
    Rolf Harris: got a job involving not much work and hanging around with kids.
    Chuka Umunna: got a job involving not much work and hanging around with kids.

  24. 24
    Mr Woy says:

    People like that died so twats like you can write your rubbish. Maybe next time they can stick you in the front line, then you’ll have a chance to put down your rifle and talk bush*t. I’m sure you’ll get at least 2 words out before departing this world.

  25. 25
    Sarcasm says:

    But the BBC said on Monday that the increase in Arctic ice is due to global warming!

  26. 26
    They're like little newts says:

    Aw! It looks like they’re trying to climb out of the water!

  27. 27
    The BBC are cunts says:

  28. 28
    Idi Amin says:

    My mother often told me to eat my greens and I always did what she said.

  29. 29
    Duncan says:

    not in my Green world!

  30. 30

    Today’s Private Eye breaks the news of Rebekah Brooks’ acquittal!

  31. 31
    Nick Clegg says:

    Disgraceful. I would never sack a member of my party for something like that

  32. 32
    Onan The Rotarian says:

  33. 33
    DtP says:

    But but but how will he explain it to his son? Won’t somebody theenk of the cheeldren…the humanity!

  34. 34
    DtP says:

    You new here?

  35. 35
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I wish you had carried out the inquiry in to me Dame instead of that tw*t Pascoe. I am disgusted by the way I have been let down by the Establishment and will be bringing a few of them down with me in due course. In the meantime the local newspaper, locally known as the ‘Hancock Times,’ is even publishing stories that I have not firstly approved; it is a complete and utter disgrace. Boaz.

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/portsmouth-south-mp-mike-hancock-warned-pay-back-money-or-face-legal-case-1-6166986

  36. 36
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    Is this “green” Hunt a traitor, or just stupid ? Either way, he should be nowhere near a position of power !! He’ll be crying for our troops when ISIS are marching down his street !!

  37. 37

    The scuplture on the far left is quite lifelike.

  38. 38

    Thanks for that Ed. I’ve just fallen off my bike again and had to withdraw from the race.

  39. 39
    Henry Crun says:

    Or be first in line to sign up as a collaborator.

  40. 40

    We expct to publish our report on the Hundred Years’ War in about…….a hundred years.

  41. 41
    SocialDemocrat says:

    This is the same moron who claimed a Tory councillor was wearing a Nazi swastika at a Council meeting. Turns out it was a St Brigid’s cross…..

    http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11110122.Councillor_apologises_for_false_swastika_claim/

  42. 42

    I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERLOVING TADPOLES ON THIS MOTHERLOVING PLANE!

  43. 43
    Cinna says:

    Typical of the Sally Bercow School of Tweeting. If these gobshites have no idea what they are talking about why don’t they keep there asinine thoughts to themselves?

  44. 44
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Good Luck to Chris Bryant in the “Tour de sleazy london bogs”.

  45. 45
    Will says:

    The greens have always had some loonies. The problem is that they have made a complete mess in brighton and thier solution is to raise the rates rather than try to make the council more efficient. You even had the facicial situation of some councillors trying to save a tree whilst other green councillors wanted to chop it down. Part of the reason is students in brighton voting the greens in but not having to suffer the consequences of thier votes as they have completed thier degree by the times the impact comes throught

  46. 46
    Ed Milliband says:

    I would like to issue an unreserved apology for wishing Chris Froom ‘good luck’ in the Tour de France.

    It was insensitive and in hindsight, it shouldn’t have happened.

    My deepest sympathies are with the people of Liverpool who may have been offended by my actions.

    (Sad face)

  47. 47
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Maybe he should be more concerned with explaining to his son why he is a small minded bigotted climate nazi and left wing goon, before it’s too late for the poor kid.

  48. 48
    Councillor Duncan says:

    “From this point Councillor Duncan will not participate in votes or discussions in the Green Group or be involved in any decisions of the Group and will sit as an independent councillor and not be counted as a part of the Group.”

    So I don’t have to turn up at boring Green meetingstill the stink dies down then … but I still get my allowances and expenses, right?

  49. 49
    Concerned Scoutmaster says:

    Has he been CRB checked for, “you-know-what”?

  50. 50
    Jack Ketch says:

    Or bending over as an offering.

  51. 51
    Sunny Jim says:

    I wish the bastard was nervously waiting for his one way walk along the Green Mile…

  52. 52
    Norm Normal says:

    The soldiers he was referring to follow rules of engagement which usually means shooting at people who start shooting at them.
    What terminology do we use to refer to those who shoot at our troops while they are removing mines, digging wells and repairing local services and infrastructure?

  53. 53
    Oh, really? says:

    His mistake? Uttering the genuine and utterly vile policy of the greed, sorry, Green Party in public.

  54. 54
    Norm Normal says:

    Hope the insurance was filed correctly. Very expensive mess!

  55. 55
    non taxable pikey says:

    NFB, Normal For Brighton. Ship in a few Qassam’s and let them go over the place. See how long it takes for him and his ilk to start crying for some help from those nasty military types.

    “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” As true today as when George Orwell wrote it, and it will always be so.

  56. 56
    Not an even playing field says:

    Greens are an unpleasant bunch. Won’t forget the Green on Sunday Politics who’d got a UKIP seat because of the ballot paper confusion. Didn’t believe UKIP should have the right of appeal. She was shameless, arrogant and condescending. Must have lost the Greens thousands of votes with that performance.

  57. 57

    Most Greens have a lean to the left opinions, nicely hidden behind climate change ennit?

  58. 58
    Just sayin' says:

    Did a great job in Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, Baghdad (twice), the Sudan, Natal (twice), Korea, during the Indian uprisings, the Mau Mau rebellions, Bloody sunday, Libya, Afghanistan, etc, etc.

    I’m not saying that we shouldn’t have armed forces, they are a necessary evil. But let’s not pretend that volunteers are not trained to kill people, without question, in exchange for money.

    PS Most of them are not ‘heroes’ either, nor are they ‘our boys’.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Packys?

  60. 60
    Some people are soooo stoopid says:

    You’re a prize cock if you think anyone died in a war to defend free-speech in this country, or that we even have free speech in this country.

  61. 61
    Big D says:

    When the caliphate come calling tell the army not to protect his house.

  62. 62
    Funambulist says:

    Look at his photo. Ben Duncan is the very epitome of a zeta male eunuch, fit only to be a plaything for bearded Taliban warriors.

  63. 63
    Chris Bryant says:

    Thanks for that but I’ve just slipped on a streak of piss in the mens bogs and hurt my wrist. It feels a bit limp but hopefully I’ll try to soldier on.

  64. 64
    Twampersand mk II says:

    What’s the betting Boeing ‘fix’ them and use them anyway?

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    By them the armed forces will be comprised solely of mooslims and dhimmi kaffir.

    They do kill people in exchange for money. It’s indisputable.

  66. 66
  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    You do know they publish every 2 weeks and that their last issue came out the day of the acquital?

    No offence intended but are you trying to be funny or did you not know that this was the case?

  68. 68

    Students and arsehole monkeys ,fertile ground for ecolunatics to thrive.

  69. 69
    Dr Death says:

    He has been asked to apologise for his remarks and donate a sum to a forces charity…Brighton will be getting another visit from March For England the mans a fucking leftard stooge,,,,

  70. 70
    The Establishment Rules OK says:

    The use of ‘killers’ was intended to be a pejorative you fool, not a statement of fact. So don’t pretend it wasn’t an insult. You are what Americans refer to as a ‘panty waist’.

  71. 71
    Oh, so it's only wrong when other countries do it? says:

    You are what I refer to as a wanker.

    Ask the remnant of the civilian population of Dresden if they think the ‘killing’ was pejorative.

  72. 72

    Its that sort of person that would have presented his arse to the Vikings and happily would have taken a good arse shagging

  73. 73
    MayfairMagFan says:

    Can anyone imagine the Lib-Dems doing this if one of their members were to continually tweet lines like this?

    I can’t.

  74. 74
    Twampersand mk II says:

    Pressurising metal cylinders over 10’s of thousands of cycles stresses the construction. Probably best if you have to repair a safety critical part before you’ve even used it once.

  75. 75
    Twampersand mk II says:

    The crucial word ‘don’t’ is missing from the above. Doh!

  76. 76
    GèèO⁴ Zèè Èxtrèmists says:

    Lying leeching scum.

  77. 77
    PablotheScot says:

    You are certainly not a hero, but willing to hide behind people who protect your “right to free speech”. Where do you think that comes from moron? Do you think the Gestapo would have given your opinion a second’s thought before shipping you off?
    Piss off back to whatever third world hell hole you come from.

  78. 78
    The Timerunner says:

    Well I’m happy to say that I’m a proud ‘hired killer’. I joined the army in 1989 at the age of 16, and served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery until 2011. So, Ben Duncan, Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria DuHunt. Everywhere Where Right And Glory Lead.

  79. 79
    PablotheScot says:

    We used to have free speech until our government stole it.

  80. 80
    Just Saying. says:

    But he is still a councillor for the loony Brighton and Hove Green led Council.

  81. 81
    Just Saying. says:

    Get your own moniker you idiot if you have the intelligence to do that.
    If not bug off.

  82. 82
    Big Momma says:

    Listen to BBC radio 4 and the loonies come out of the woodwork every hour.
    Today they had a woman DJ Goldilocks who criticized Taylor Swift for her comment in the Times on the positive future of music.
    She said TS was too young (24) and naive.
    They did not state how old this Goldilocks was but I doubt she made $64 million as TS did last year. Where on earth do the BBC find these idiots?

  83. 83
    Big Momma says:

    Only reasonably human.

  84. 84
    Big Momma says:

    Don’t hold your breath. Liebor only apologise after 3 years and under extreme pressure.

  85. 85
    Tourist in Hell. says:

    SOME loonies?
    Last time I was in Brighton and Hove it was full of druggies and gays etc.
    Comes of having a motormouth MP and an Aussie leader.

  86. 86
    Just Saying. says:

    I am feeling sorry for his son.

  87. 87
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    Jahbulon Handy.

  88. 88

    Who is this clown if a coucillor . ?

    He looks about 70 and yet he has a son whom description assumes is still young enough to require basic situations explained eg max ten years old . So he obviously left it late to procreate ( wonder why ).

    Then this unadulterated twaddle about “hiredkillers” . What of the vermin who rammed and macheted Lee Rigby ? I suppose they re okay because it could be argued they were nt ” hired”!!!

    I blame this Human Rights Act nonsense — it has made society too smug in the perception of its own importance …me me me and nobody else , I am the centre of the Universe.

    Example : trying to talk to a bank official this morning outdide the door of a late ooening bank branch to ask why lateness I manoeuvred myself past two women also bank employees to make myself heard . Whereupon I was berated by one for not “knowing” that her colleague was pregnant and therefore I should not cross her path . Pardon me !!! On ( visual) inspection she had no bump and could not have been two months gone i e perfectly capable of turning up for work thus equally capabke of taking a step back on my advance . But no !! She is entitled to ” rest” like a marbke Madonba and I have to “divine ” that she is
    “preggers” . Indeed as so many women have said throughout the ages pregnancy is NOT an ilness but a state of being . But mollycoddled to the extreme as we are this is now out the window and emergency ststus applies throughout the full term!
    Armageddon is truly HERE!

  89. 89

    How about Murder Mile in Clapton . That s not too far from Streatham……. oh sorry …that s Diane s patch .

  90. 90
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    That kid need taking into care pronto.

  91. 91
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Fuck Dresden.

  92. 92
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Well said,fuck Brighton and fuck the Greens.

  93. 93
    Tel E.Caster says:

    I doubt it. Try learning the difference between “Tory” and “libertarian.”

  94. 94
    Olaf Olafsson says:

    What’s wrong a bit of Danish bacon?

  95. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Hmm no free speech and yet here you are saying what you want ???

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Free Speech for all!*

    * Except Councillor Duncan


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