The Press, UKIP and Nigel Farage
This is a small extraction of a great article in the Daily Telegraph - follow this link for the full article.
... We have been pretty hard done by in the last two weeks, but the slip-ups of junior party members have been very benign when compared to those of the three old parties.
Just look at the Liberal Democrats, where a series of allegations of sexual assaults on women by Michael Hancock and Christopher Rennard have rocked their leaders.
The super-sanctimonious Lib Dems even had Chris Davies, an MEP, belittling pinching women’s bottoms. Last summer John Larsen, a Lib Dem councillor, and former Mayor of Denbigh, was convicted for planting 14 bombs in his home town. Have you ever heard his name? I bet not.
Nigel Farage caused media uproar last week for suggesting a relaxation of handgun restrictions for responsible and law-abiding citizens would be a good thing. Contrast this media circus with the virtual silence about a Conservative councillor in Chingford currently in custody after being charged with threatening someone with an imitation firearm.
I suppose this is small beer compared to Conservative candidate Marcus Simpson who narrowly missed out in the local elections in Corby. In August, Mr Simpson was jailed for 16 years for smuggling machine guns and assault rifles from Serbia to sell to drug gangs.
Then we come to the Labour Party, home to Peter Mandelson and war-monger-in-chief Tony Blair. Of course the Labour Party members and councillors, who were heavily involved in a Margate anti-Ukip hate mob a few weeks ago during which Nigel Farage was physically attacked seem to believe that street thuggery is a valid alternative to reasoned debate. Has Ed Miliband repudiated their actions? ...
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