It takes more than a visionary with money to make a party


Fascinating parallels to our own Internet Party in the UK with Nigel Farage’s Ukip suffering Nazi and homophobic problems

[Ukip] party’s leader Nigel Farage was challenged over another candidate’s suggestion for gay men to be shot to force other homosexuals to ‘decide’ to be straight.

John Sullivan wrote on Facebook in February: ‘I rather wonder if we shot one ‘poofter’ (GBLT whatevers [sic]), whether the next 99 would decide on balance, that they weren’t after-all? We might then conclude that it’s not a matter of genetics, but rather more a matter of education.’

Mr Farage said he had never heard of Mr Sullivan and said he would face a ‘disciplinary charge’.

If Kim Dotcom thinks it is easy to run a political party, I have a word of caution for him:  wait until you start announcing your candidates.  The media will crawl through their small intestines to discover who they are and what they are all about.   Pro Tip:  get all your candidates to delete and unsubscribe to all their Twitter, Facebook and other social media activities.  It won’t stop the media, but it will slow them down a little.  

The Ukip leader also claimed his party was given a rougher ride in the media than the other parties.

But he was not challenged over the Nazi shame pictures which emerged on the website Political Scrapbook earlier today.

Mr O’Doherty, the candidate at the centre of the row, is standing for Ukip in Hastings where the party boasts one councillor.

The picture – for a limited edition art book, The Dualism Volume 2 – was allegedly taken when he worked as a part-time character model.

Mr O’Doherty has previously sparked controversy by writing on Facebook that ‘there is no such thing as a benign Muslim’.

He posted the remarks in relation to a story he shared about a Birmingham school at the centre of allegations of a takeover plot by Islamic hardliners.

Mr O’Doherty is standing as a Ukip candidate in the Central St Leonards ward in the Hastings Borough Council elections on May 22.

The post, dated April 21, said: ‘There is no such thing as a benign Muslim, only a latent adherent of Koranic dogma.’

He also defended a Ukip candidate who said comedian Lenny Henry should ‘emigrate to a black country’.

Kim Dotcom will also have the challenge of weeding out the white supremacists, racists, perverts, homophobes, single issue nutters and sycophants.  Candidate selection is a mine field.

Can’t wait.

– Mail Online

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.