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Anti-gay UKIP candidate calls for compulsory abortion of Down’s syndrome foetuses

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  1. I call for the compulsory exile for this troll.

  2. UKIP are the new nasty party – and many of them are proud to be nasty

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Dec 2012, 6:44pm

      They’re full of disgruntled former Tories don’t forget. More will join them because of the equal marriage debate. Amazing that they’re ahead of the Liberal Democrats in the polls, now third place if an election were to be held.

      1. It’s because the BBC and other media are giving Nigel Farage and his party so much free publicity. The more nasty they get the more air time they give them.

        1. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 9:16am

          Indeed, apparently bad and nasty news sells!

      2. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 7:18pm

        Opinions polls mid-term are fairly useless. During the election the true intentions will be more clear, but only after the election will we actually find out. I stayed up all night in 2010 and the day started off with a predicted Tory landslide, but they never even managed to get past the winning post. At one point LibDem, several weeks before the election, were actually ahead of all the other parties !!

        UKIPs support will drop off massively nearer a general election as people realise it’s a wasted vote. Their policies are revealing themselves more and more, their homophobia is now the same as the BNP – the remarks of some of their candidates are closer to the National Front. It’s a whites-only party – the main reason for getting out of Europe and the ECHR (Council of Europe) is to stop all immigration and then they’ll start a policy of marginalising non-whites. No self-respecting gay would vote for them.

        1. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 9:18am

          Exactly, Nigel Farage’s ego is getting too ahead of him.

          It’s natural for leading parties to suffer protest votes between Parliament. How UKIP fair in the General Election will entirely different.

      3. Don’t believe everything you read, they still haven’t won a single by election with all that alleged “support”.

      4. GingerlyColors 21 Dec 2012, 7:21am

        It is not just the equal marriage debate that is driving disgruntled Tories into the arms of UKIP. UKIP’s main policy is to get Britain out of the EU and many voters are getting fed up with the EU’s petty regulations which strangle businesses, seeing their taxes being spent at the rate of £50,000,000 per day on Europe and propping up the Euro and the European gravy train which are politicians are keen to jump on as soon as they get voted out of office in this country.

    2. They really are sweeping up the dregs of society. But more stories like this are great news for those who oppose them. With so many extremists they can only self-destruct in the long run.

      The tories meanwhile will have to work out what to do without the loony vote that they have attracted up till now.

  3. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 6:54pm

    I’m surprised they suspended him, rather than just saying it was their own view. I could have almost imagined this as UKIP policy !!!

    Note to ALL parties; ask some searching questions before endorsing someone to run in your party’s name.

  4. What does he want to do with all the already born people with Down’s? Put them in an oven?

    1. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 7:21pm

      And where exactly does it stop?

      I seriously doubt he’d stop with just that condition. And you can be sure that if they understood the genetics – we’d be on that list too.

      I’m pretty sure it’s incitement to hatred, and what I don’t understand is why the police aren’t giving him a formal warning.

      1. Robert (Kettering 18 Dec 2012, 7:36pm

        Wouldn’t be surprised if some other UKIP nasty says we should all be made to wear “Pink Stars” so the public can see who we are. The more I hear about UKIP the I distrust and dislike them.

  5. Hodge Podge 18 Dec 2012, 7:13pm

    “As in any party, our members have a range of views and opinions which may not always accord with party policy.”

    Well yes, but there’s a limit isn’t there? And this b*stard just leapt over it.

    1. Hodge Podge 18 Dec 2012, 7:16pm

      I mean what the hell is with them even briefly considering tolerating this man in their party, even if it was a passing idea this morning? How can anyone with a bit of humanity stay in this party?

  6. Suggestions to cut the national debt! Is this man capable of understanding the logic of ethics. I suppose the next suggestion will be compulsory euthanasia to reduce care costs

    1. “Soylent Green is people”.. remember those words.

    2. So I wasn’t the only one who got a whiff of Aktion T4 from this arschloch?

  7. What a disgusting vile creature this “man” is , shame on him

  8. I fail to see why this idiot wants to abort some one who wiil brobably grow up to be the most loving and inocent human being in the wolrld it is a shame he was mot aborted he would certainly of caused less pain and suffering than any Downs Syndrom person could of done.

    1. maybe he feels threatened by people with patently superior intellects to his own?

  9. I’m not real familiar with the political parties of the UK – have too much bile just hearing about what the political parties get up to here in the US. Is the UKIP similar to the execrable Tea Party? If so, then yeah, this guy’s got to go.

    1. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 7:27pm

      Very much so. That’s a really good comparison.

  10. The true face of UKIP.

  11. Dave North 18 Dec 2012, 7:34pm

    What about ailments acquired later in life?

    eg. Motor neurone.

    That would mean no Stephen Hawking.

    This man should be sectioned for this nonsence.

  12. GulliverUK 18 Dec 2012, 7:42pm

    “He also argues for a referendum on legalising euthanasia and compulsory advice on euthanasia for those over the age of 80.”

    http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend_messenger/news/2012/december/18/geoffrey_clark.aspx

    and in the Telegraph

    “The manifesto also said a review should look into medical treatment for people over the age of 80, which the 66-year-old says is “extraordinarily costly” to the NHS.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9753667/Ukip-candidate-Geoffrey-Clark-condemned-over-compulsory-abortion-views.html

    His name cannot be removed from the Gravesend election this weekend due to procedure.

    1. Following his logic it would make more sense to euthanise the unemployed, particularly the long term unemployed.

      The possibilities are endless. MP’s who defraud their expenses?

  13. This is how it is with single issue fringe parties – they collect all the right wing crazies, religious nutters and illiterates – flash and sparkle for a bit and then when someone asks them about their policies concerning drains wander off mumbling and holding their heads.

    This happened to the National Front and all the successor crazies – and as long as the media stop giving the impression that they are a rational bunch, it will happen to them.

  14. That There Other David 18 Dec 2012, 7:47pm

    I’m not surprised by this. Sickened yes, but not surprised.

    This is UKIP, folks. These are the people that make up that party. Remember that when you’re in the polling booth.

  15. N@zi.
    Political suicide.

  16. They won’t be able to hide behind the jovial jokey Nigel Farage forever, We have already seen and heard from their “culture spokesman”.

  17. Dave North 18 Dec 2012, 9:39pm

    Your hair is Grey. Mr Clark

    You are therefore physically deteriorating.

    Can we euthanize you?

  18. His horrible views are shared by many in the Labour party not to mention people like Lib/Dem Evan Harris (Dr Death).Think the headline is rather misleading though – he is against redefining and distorting marriage – you’d have to ask him himself if he is anti people who are same-sex attracted ….

    1. MerlynHerne 19 Dec 2012, 3:27am

      Not a “distortion” OR a “redefinition’ pf marriage. Equal marriage is expanding access to legal marriage by people whohave not previously been able to legally married. BTW, how would YOUR life be affected if same sex couples arere allowed to legally marry?

    2. Whenever I see posts by you, Ray, that Lemonheads song comes into my head….. ‘it’s a shame about Ray….’

    3. Gary Farrimond 26 Dec 2012, 10:11pm

      It would appear you have no humanity or compassion for anything other than Chez Ray, the man who knows the cost of everything and the the value of nothing

  19. Tastes like BNP.

  20. So this is what UKIP members consider to be common sense politics? You certainly couldn’t accuse them of political correctness. Nor of common humanity.

  21. His mother would be so proud

  22. And the idiots in this country think it is controversial to remove kids from ukip members. Well done Rotherham council in that decision. And what was it with the black uncle tom and black support in croydon who beat the lib dems in the by election.

  23. I wondered when (not if) eugenics would enter into UKIP’s agenda.

  24. Jock S. Trap 19 Dec 2012, 9:15am

    What a vile, disgusting man!

    UKIP are no better, they have suspended him but it’s only because he got caught out, nothing more.

    As for UKIP and Marriage Equality… it’s not that that will decide the next election. Me thinks Nigel Farage’s ego is getting a bit ahead of himself. To be honest I’m sick of his ugly mug milking TV appearances for all they’re worth!

  25. UKIP is playing a dangerous and foolish game by abandoning single-issue politics and setting up shop as a right-wing party.

    Mr Farage will find it easy to attract fascists and extremists. Mr Farage will not find it so easy to shut them up.

    For giving a political home and media attention to Mr Clark and those of similar views, UKIP deserves both disgust and political obliteration.

    They will get the latter, but not, I fear, in 2015, when I suspect UKIP will do very well. But in the medium term this strategy will return UKIP to electoral irrelevance, and may pollute the argument for Brexit (the UK leaving the EU).

  26. GingerlyColors 21 Dec 2012, 7:33am

    Geoffrey Clark’s views are so repugnant that I suggest that he goes and join the British National Party as most mainstream UKIP voters and members would distance themselves from him. Making jokes about disabled people is considered far worse than making jokes about gays, jews or ethnic minorities. As for making offensive and derogatory comments about the disabled, anybody who does that should be shot and run. I sincerely hope that Geoffrey Clark does not end up disabled himself as he would get what’s coming to him.
    On the subject of abortion, I take the middle ground when it comes to reasons why a pregnancy should be terminated and time limits. As for voluntary euthanasia I am opposed as I feel that any safeguards that will be put in place will be eroded and that it will be open to abuse with elderly and disabled people being pressurised into ending their lives in order to save the NHS money and for their heirs to collect the inheritance.

  27. Most Rev. Leland Lannoye 4 Jan 2013, 6:39pm

    Where does this idea that replacing one evil with another ever is justified.

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