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Stephen Daisley: silenced and censored to the stage now where he can only state his opinions as a frequent columnist in a daily, national newspaper, and as an online blogger for a very well established, almost 200-year-old, weekly magazine. Sad!

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9 hours ago, Fide said:

Here's what the current darling of the Britnat media has written about Gerald Kaufman, less than a week after his death.

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Classless doesn't even begin to cover it.

Context is everything, which was left out by the Twitter account in question for this:

Here's the context of his vitriol:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/gerald-kaufman-labour-hero-jewish-villain/

‘Just as Lord Ashcroft owns most of the Conservative Party,’ Kaufman alleged at a pro-Palestinian event in 2010; ‘right-wing Jewish millionaires own the rest’. In a 2011 debate, he greeted an intervention from Labour MP Louise Elmann with the exclamation: ‘Here we are, the Jews again!’ In a 2014 contribution in Westminster Hall, he explained: ‘You cannot appeal to the Israelis’ better nature, because they do not have one.’ 

Reflecting on the growth of pro-Israel feeling within the Tory Party, he told pro-Palestinian activists in 2015: ‘It’s Jewish money, Jewish donations to the Conservative Party – as in the general election in May – support from the Jewish Chronicle, all of those things, bias the Conservatives.’ At the same meeting, he claimed Israel manufactured hoax terrorist attacks to provide a pretext for killing Palestinians. 

The language was Stormfront and the paranoia straight from the Guardian’s comment threads. And yet these prejudices, with all their grisly precedents, were voiced by a Labour MP, one whose grandmother died at the hands of the Nazis...

I don't like Daisley but he's spot on in calling out Kaufman for coming out with the sort of crap you'd have expected from Colin Jordan, John Tyndall, etc. than any British MP. Even Galloway never came out with this sort of vicious rubbish in public when he was pandering to British Muslims' worst instincts to get himself back in the Westminster gravy train.

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6 hours ago, WaffenThinMint said:

Context is everything, which was left out by the Twitter account in question for this:

Here's the context of his vitriol:

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/gerald-kaufman-labour-hero-jewish-villain/

‘Just as Lord Ashcroft owns most of the Conservative Party,’ Kaufman alleged at a pro-Palestinian event in 2010; ‘right-wing Jewish millionaires own the rest’. In a 2011 debate, he greeted an intervention from Labour MP Louise Elmann with the exclamation: ‘Here we are, the Jews again!’ In a 2014 contribution in Westminster Hall, he explained: ‘You cannot appeal to the Israelis’ better nature, because they do not have one.’ 

Reflecting on the growth of pro-Israel feeling within the Tory Party, he told pro-Palestinian activists in 2015: ‘It’s Jewish money, Jewish donations to the Conservative Party – as in the general election in May – support from the Jewish Chronicle, all of those things, bias the Conservatives.’ At the same meeting, he claimed Israel manufactured hoax terrorist attacks to provide a pretext for killing Palestinians. 

The language was Stormfront and the paranoia straight from the Guardian’s comment threads. And yet these prejudices, with all their grisly precedents, were voiced by a Labour MP, one whose grandmother died at the hands of the Nazis...

I don't like Daisley but he's spot on in calling out Kaufman for coming out with the sort of crap you'd have expected from Colin Jordan, John Tyndall, etc. than any British MP. Even Galloway never came out with this sort of vicious rubbish in public when he was pandering to British Muslims' worst instincts to get himself back in the Westminster gravy train.

Whether or not he's correct isn't the issue.  It's doing it less than a week after the man has died.  That's callous and classless as f**k.

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3 hours ago, Fide said:

Whether or not he's correct isn't the issue.  It's doing it less than a week after the man has died.  That's callous and classless as f**k.

Bullshit. We all cheered when Thatcher died, will cheer when Blair is handed back to his master & all his little imps, what makes this expenses fiddling little Uriah Heap any more worthy of respect? He epitomised everything that went wrong in British politics these last 3 decades, career politicians only interested in themselves.

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2 minutes ago, WaffenThinMint said:

Bullshit. We all cheered when Thatcher died, will cheer when Blair is handed back to his master & all his little imps, what makes this expenses fiddling little Uriah Heap any more worthy of respect? He epitomised everything that went wrong in British politics these last 3 decades, career politicians only interested in themselves.

Bullshit right back at you.

I hardly think the career of Gerald Kaufman is comparable to Thatcher or Blair.  How many illegal wars did Kaufman start? How many mines did he close or public services did he privatise?

Daisley is now nothing more than a shock jock.  A right wing mewling hack.

 

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Whether or not he's correct isn't the issue.  It's doing it less than a week after the man has died.  That's callous and classless as f**k.

Did you feel the same way when Big Maggie choked it Fidey? (Folk having a wee jig in George Sq)
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4 minutes ago, RedRob72 said:

Whether you agreed with her or not is irrelevant, doing it on the day she died, was 'callous and classless as f*ck' your words Fide not mine.

The two aren't even remotely comparable Robert.  Thatcher destroyed lives.

Still, carry on with your unsurprising white knighting of Mrs T.

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6 hours ago, Fide said:

Whether or not he's correct isn't the issue.  It's doing it less than a week after the man has died.  That's callous and classless as f**k.

So why did you quote Daisley selectively and out of context? Kaufman did not retract his views or statements on Israel. 

It's standard practice to comment on politicians' lives and actions when they die, especially in obituaries.

Is Kaufman's deplorable record of expense claims off limit too?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5330816/Sir-Gerald-Kaufmans-1800-rug-and-an-8865-claim-for-a-television-MPs-expenses.html

 The former environment minister was asked to attend a meeting with officials from the parliamentary fees office to discuss details of another claim relating to £28,834 of work on the kitchen and bathroom at his London flat.

He told them that the work was necessary because he was “living in a slum”, though his second home, off Regent’s Park, is in one of the most fashionable areas of the capital. He was eventually reimbursed for £15,329.

On one occasion he asked a civil servant “why are you querying these expenses?” and on another threatened to make a complaint unless a dispute was settled by noon on the day in question. In one document, an official in the fees office noted that invoices Sir Gerald had submitted took him to “within 6p” of his annual limit. He also claimed £1,262 for a gas bill that was £1,055 in credit.

Between 2001 and 2008 the Manchester Gorton MP, one of the Labour party’s longest-serving members, claimed a total of £115,109 in additional costs allowances on his London flat, which he owns outright. In June 2006, he submitted a claim for three months’ expenses totalling £14,301.60, which included £8,865 for a Bang & Olufsen Beovision 40in LCD television. The maximum amount MPs are allowed to claim for TVs is £750.

On July 7, 2006 the fees office wrote to Sir Gerald to say: “I regret to inform you that this item falls within the not allowable category of luxurious furnishings, and as such has been rejected.”

He was paid £750.

In March 2007 Sir Gerald submitted a claim for £1,461.83 for a “second-hand rug replacing 24-year-old carpet”, with an additional £389.91 for “customs duty on rug”, which was paid. The receipt showed that Sir Gerald bought the rug from the Showplace Antique Centre on West 25th Street in Manhattan for $2,750. The Green Book strictly forbids “antique, luxury or premium grade” furnishings.

Later that year, on Dec 29, Sir Gerald, who was knighted in 2004, submitted an invoice from ABC Carpets in Harrods for £598, which was also paid.

A note of a telephone conversation between Sir Gerald, 78, and an official in the fees office, states that his reasons for claiming £28,834 for home improvements between 2005 and 2007 were: “Old flat, facilities out of date, decrepit, health reasons, update, living in slum.” Sir Gerald added that he had “not carried out any repairs/maintenance for 32 years”.

Sir Gerald was also challenged over regular claims for “odd jobs” which he submitted without receipts at a rate of £245 every month — £5 below the then limit for unreceipted expenses. He replied: “Why are you querying these expenses?”

On May 18, a senior official in the fees office noted details of another conversation about the kitchen and bathroom, saying: “MP believes that I have seen a detailed breakdown of the £12,416.51 claim he has submitted [for that financial year]… MP is becoming agitated and will be making an official complaint against me, if this matter is not resolved by 12 noon today.” When detailed invoices were submitted, they included £575 for undertile heating in the shower room and £2,695 for Bosch and Miele kitchen appliances. Sir Gerald was asked to attend a meeting with officials on the matter and the fees office eventually agreed to pay him £15,329 of the £28,834. Sir Gerald accepted, saying that he wanted to “draw a line under the issue”.

In June last year Sir Gerald submitted a £1,262 claim for his gas bill, covering the period March 2006 to May 2008. The fees office pointed out that his gas account was £1,055.60 in credit, and only agreed to pay £122.46.

A note in the file on July 10, 2008 quotes Sir Gerald as saying: “I received a letter from [official] saying not pay as is credit. I paid £1,252 THIS year so want reimbursing!!!”

The fees office wrote to him on July 14 to say: “You might wish to ask British Gas to repay you the credit.”

Sir Gerald’s claims between 2004 and June 2008 also included £19,200 for food — close to the maximum — and £4,692 for cleaning.

Last night Sir Gerald offered to repay the money for the rug and admitted that his claim for the £8,000 television was “a bit daft”.

He said that his flat had been in need of complete refurbishment because he had “neglected” it over the years and he had overclaimed for the gas bill because he “misunderstood” the invoice.

He said that his odd jobs bill was actually more than £245 a month, so he had claimed close to the limit. His food claim was “appropriate” because his job meant he often had to “spend a lot of money” eating out, he added.

Sir Gerald Kaufman

Job: backbench Labour MP

Salary: £64,766

Total second home claims

2004-05: £16,085

2005-06: £21,634

2006-07: £21,420

2007-08: £13,558

 

Good riddance to a greedy, cheating scumbag!

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Whether or not he's correct isn't the issue.  It's doing it less than a week after the man has died.  That's callous and classless as f**k.

And cowardly. He didn't peep a word in print until he was 6 feet under.
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The two aren't even remotely comparable Robert.  Thatcher destroyed lives.
Still, carry on with your unsurprising white knighting of Mrs T.

I don't see how I'm white knighting Margaret Thatcher, she certainly had her faults and I wasn't a fan personally, but she did win 3 elections, so must have enjoyed some level of support across the country.
I used her passing as an example to highlight the hypocrisy of your statement. I'm pretty sure that you are very much aware of that.
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