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

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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.   Read more »