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I say good riddance

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I say good riddance

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Tory councillor who shared Facebook image comparing children in burkas to binbags is kicked out of the party


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Re: I say good riddance

Odd thing is that is an old joke which he apparently repeated http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=198346
and this is the other side of the story - believe it or don't
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tory-councillor-who-compared-children-in-burkas-to-binbags-e...
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Mr Joannides said: “The picture was shared on my Facebook profile by a friend and I deleted it straight away, but someone took a photo of it before I could take it down. I was investigated by the local association and cleared. I was investigated by police and cleared. I was reselected to stand in May by the local branch. Then I got an email from Conservative Central Office at the 11th hour telling me they were suspending my membership for 12 months, effectively barring me from standing. The rug has been pulled away from me.” Police dropped their case against him in January following a six-month investigation.
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Re: I say good riddance

The Daily Mail lost its last shred of credibility with me when it attempted to run a story about my sister's boss which was provided to them by a seemingly disgruntled ex employee.
Fortunately it amounted to nothing and they dropped the story which was then sold to the Sun who ran it in their "newspaper"
Everything taken out of context, no chance for the people in the story to give their side of things and potentially career destroying spin doctoring,.
As it turned out, it did very little damage to his reputation (Radio Presenter).
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Re: I say good riddance

rather similar to several other stories about "pictures" seen on peoples pc's or profile pages over the last 10 years (because facebook isn't the first place to try and make money out of socialising) there all slanderous and often end up in the papers getting sued massively even if they take out an injunction preventing reporting of the matter before the trial starts (which is inevitably lost by the publisher)
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you