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MPs call for resignation of youth crime commissioner over abusive tweets

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  1. She should resign now, otherwise she will be booted out; the pressure on her will just become irresistible.

    This airhead has no place in public life. She should never have been appointed to the job in the first place.

    The post is just a waste of public money, and should be abolished.

    Oh, and by the way, these comments about Ann also apply to Paris Brown as well ! :-)

    1. Brilliant!

  2. She hasn’t even had a chance to start yet, I hope she sticks this out and gives herself a shot.

    1. Jock S. Trap 9 Apr 2013, 10:46am

      She can serve no purpose and certainly doesn’t deserve the £15,000 that goes with it.

      Paris Brown has to learn properly that such vile comments cannot be acceptable esp in public life.

      She needs to go and go now.

    2. She has given herself a shot, in the foot, she should limp off

  3. Har Davids 9 Apr 2013, 7:52am

    Allowing her to hang on to the job is real-life politics. Don’t our politicians mumble an apology after some cock-up and continue their good works? But what’s the use of this ‘job’ in the first place. This Paris doesn’t seem to represent her age-group at all, I hope.

  4. The 163 other “candidates for the position” must have been bad if Paris Brown was the best choice…

    I wonder in what way she was the best choice… her diplomacy, discretion, consideration for minority groups ….or perhaps she is a young person with a tendancy towards Tory right policies which really appeals to Ann Barnes….what exactly are her good qualities ?

    It’s frightening if she is supposed to “represent a youth perspective on policing and crime”!

    1. She had big hair and the media would love her. What more do you need?

      1. nixiotemba 9 Apr 2013, 2:39pm

        or Ann has an eye for her

  5. What on earth is the point of having a ‘youth perspective’ on policing and crime.
    At her age she would in any case be judged as an adult, and so would anyone else.
    It is either right or wrong, against the law or not, a crime or not irrespective of age.

  6. The usual non apology apology, a politician in the making.

    Sorry for offence caused and inference of inappropriate views.

    So that means it is all our fault then our inferring is to blame.

  7. Colin (London) 9 Apr 2013, 9:53am

    Sorry she should go. I know a number of young women who deserve a good start to their working lives who are positive, pro active, engaging.

    This young woman has shown she has no understanding of good old common sense.

    Sack her

  8. Forcing her resignation may discourage other youngsters to restrain their offensive rants on social media.

    Or put the other way, allowing her to keep her job gives the green light to all young people to post what they like, knowing they can use the ‘I was young then’ excuse.

    Sorry, she’s got to go.

  9. If she doesn’t resign, she should be saked. This would send out a powerful message that her views, whether or not held through immaturity, are simply not acceptable. If she’s allowed to remain in her job … what message does THAT send …?

    1. Jock S. Trap 9 Apr 2013, 10:44am

      Totally agree.

      It’s all very well going down the route we all make mistakes in our teens but she still is and we’re not talking many years ago but months to year. It’s just not good and I don’t believe he just wrote such things to gain attention.

      A message needs to be sent and sacking this girl would be the way to do it, if she refuses to resign.

  10. mikeysussexq 9 Apr 2013, 10:35am

    She should resign and take up a job as an Adele impersonator. What a surprise that the PCC for Kent is a Tory. Leopards don’t change their spots.

    1. D’oh !

      For the record, Ann Barnes stood as an Independent on a platform to keep party politics out of policing !

      The unsuccessful Tory candidate was Craig Mackinlay.

  11. Jock S. Trap 9 Apr 2013, 10:41am

    She should resign. The post is a £15,000 a year job and here views were made months if not over a year ago. Think she’ll need to convince that she doesn’t believe in the things she wrote.

    I do question whether this should be a role in the first place, though there are many more intelligent teens around who know exactly what they’re about.

  12. It’s like child abuse to attack a child for things they once said when they are now adults. You attacking the person when they were a child and not now. I don’t agree with what she said but who told her what she was saying was wrong at the time? Society constantly tells us its ok to say homophobic things because its not condemned. How is a child to know? The education system and Hollywood frequently highlight homophobia as an acceptable former of slander. Its shameful but a child isn’t to blame for that.

  13. look at this fat , ugly , ginger bigoted racist homophobic cow….

    1. You forgot ‘/sarcasm’ at the end.

      Well, I hope you did !

  14. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Apr 2013, 12:45pm

    Glad to see Tory MP Damian Collins of my former home town, Folkestone, getting involved. He also voted for equal marriage.

  15. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Apr 2013, 1:29pm

    If you look at her apology, it’s more than obvious that she didn’t actually write it. A 17 year old is still a child, immature. She’s totally unsuitable for this post any way. Does she hold any GCSE’s?

    1. 14 apparently, but I do wonder just what they are.

      Swearology and 13 others perhaps?

      Somehow, I think she missed out on Finishing School.

  16. I’d say that the young lady just finished the first section of the introductory course-Living in the Real World. She’ll discover that her attitude of entitlement, without consequences, won’t cut it in any type of employment.

    We, all of us, are responsible for our actions, be it child, teen, or adult. Perhaps, in the future, she’ll remember to put her brain in gear before turning her mouth loose.

  17. Of course she shoud resign Either she meant what she said, in which case she is totally unsuitable, or she said it just for effect, in which case she should have engaged brain before mouth, and has shown very poor judgement. How can she carry on when she has abused those whom she is supposed to be representing. Also her appointment and continued support show very poor political judgement

  18. Staircase2 10 Apr 2013, 3:11am

    Can I remind you that this is a SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD?

    Whatever she said n child deserves to be hauled ver the calls by the whole bloody country and ESPECIALLY the Daily Snail…

    This bullying tact by the Mail is becoming something of a regular event of late…

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