UKIP and the Homophobes

Michael Howard has issued a statement describing Ashley Crossley as an “excellent candidate” after it emerged that he faces a deselection battle next month in the winnable seat of Falmouth and Camborne. Despite suggestions in the constituency that he “should be put in a dustbin and pissed on”.

Whilst CCO and the candidate are presenting the situation as an anti-gay backlash it appears likely that Mr Crossley’s role in the suspension of eight members of the management committee for thoughtcrimes might explain the animosity. (They allegedly promoted a UKIP video before the Euro-elections).

The lovely Andy Duncan is, disappointingly, not going to help out in Falmouth. He does not think he will go down well.

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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