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Labour council candidate harassed rival with anti-gay abuse

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  1. Labour politicians should know better – especially when they’re talking to OTHER LABOUR CANDIDATES!

    This man is clearly deranged!

  2. There are people like this in all political parties. I daresay there are a few in the Tory government too but keeping their mouths shut about it.

  3. What a stupid pri*k. Did he not think of the consequences?

  4. Jock S. Trap 17 Dec 2010, 3:31pm

    My, my from the Labour Party too… tut tut

  5. Homophobes are now governing the country, thanks to Gay tories.

    Just thought I would get in before beberts.

  6. de Villiers 17 Dec 2010, 4:35pm

    > Homophobes are now governing the country, thanks to Gay tories. Just thought I would get in before beberts.

    Priceless!

    I saw this article and wondered how long it would take for a Gay Labour candidate being homophobic to be blamed on the Right!

  7. mental health is no alibi…he was ‘sane’ enough to stand for parliament(!)…best man won anyway.

  8. Difficult times don’t turn you into a nasty bigot – they might make you lower your guard so that your natural bigotry came out…

  9. He is religious and attended St Barnabas Church of England Primary School, in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol. Less than 1 mile from his school is a secondary school were 3 boys were expelled for being gay and when the Parents asked why the head teacher told them and 2 of the boys were found selling themselves on the streets of Bristol.

    South Gloucestershire Council is full of religious homophobes!

  10. If he was with the Tories instead, he’d find himself among peers, since most of them are homophobes. There he would’ve gotten more chances to succeed. Just look at Chris [phobe] Grayling, now an appointed minister.

  11. [a failed Labour candidate] … [lost out in the contest to represent ... local elections] … [his hate campaign began shortly afterwards]

    A clear case of being in the wrong party and the wrong constituency.

    Gay tories —-> Duhhhh !

  12. “If he was with the Tories instead, he’d find himself among peers, since most of them are homophobes.”

    Yes but they are quite often homosexual themselves, as I suspect this guy MIGHT be. It seems that those with the most irrational OTT hatred are running from themselves and just using someone else as a vehicle for their own denial quite a bit. I wouldn’t be surprisedif he was a repressed gay man at all. It’s the most painful thing a homophobe has to face.

  13. In many cases, I suspect the same, Egrets

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