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‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down

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  1. Sister Mary Clarence 22 Jan, 8:52pm

    Perfect!! He will remain a constant reminder of what you’ll get if you vote UKIP until the next election.

    I hope he shares a few more of his thoughts on the rights and wrongs of the world over the coming months.

  2. dtnorth 22 Jan, 9:16pm

    PN: Please stop with the over abundance of Adobe flash.

    It makes your web site useless.

  3. That There Other David 22 Jan, 9:54pm

    Quite right he shouldn’t be removed. He’s not there to serve the council, he’s there because the people in his ward voted for him.

    I suspect if he stands again they might vote differently though ;-)

  4. It would be a worry if an elected person could be forced to stand down for saying unpopular things. Think about it.

    Of course, illegal hate speech or incitement is a different matter: but just for being a moron, its a matter for him and his electors.

  5. Maybe you can’t be forced to stand down, but couldn’t he be arrested for incitement to hatred?

  6. Derek Williams 23 Jan, 2:25am

    Keep him on. It’s pure entertainment.

  7. alwaysniceman 23 Jan, 3:35am

    So low. Apparently his trough means more to him than honour. Oh dear…

  8. How long would it take South Oxforshire to decide he’d breached the council’s code of conduct if he’d said the same of interracial marriages I wonder?

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