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So, a liberal democrat candidate for Basingstoke thinks a five year sentence for rape is "excessive";

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BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 16:57:46

I'm slightly surprised that the rapist vote has become so big and valuable that it is being courted in Basingstoke, but I know very little of that part of the world and given the current travails of the Lib Dems, I suppose there may be some sort of electoral advantage in tweeting that our justice system is outrageous for actually punishing a rapist properly. Maybe no on else will vote for them anymore, what do I know.

The Lib Dem candidate in question, seems to imagine that if a man is good looking and lots of women "wouldn't say no" to him, then the fact that one woman didn't say yes, means his sentence for rape ought to be lowered. Apart from the fact that this is unfair to ugly rapists, it shows a confusion in his mind about the difference between sex and rape, which means that this young man is not fit to represent women. I'll say nothing about what else he might not be fit to do with women as that doesn't actually have anything to do with his electoral campaign.

I've e-mailed Basingstoke Lib Dems to tell them what I think of their candidate's views, if you want to to, here's the link to their website:

2shoes Tue 01-May-12 16:58:53

he is not fit to represent men either.
horrid man

BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 16:59:00

This is the link to the council:

BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 17:01:10

the Labour party may want to know about the Lib Dem views on rape

BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 17:03:05

The Tories may have a passing interest, too

BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 17:05:45

I don't know how Central Office will feel about these views.

StrandedBear Tue 01-May-12 17:21:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Empusa Tue 01-May-12 17:28:30

His comments were absolutely vile, I hope he loses his job, he doesn't deserve it

SuePurblyingoodVOICE Tue 01-May-12 17:49:44

I've emailed and linked this thread.

AyeRobot Tue 01-May-12 18:01:26

I think he needs a little less conversation of the Twitter kind. And a little more action of the Sexual Offences Act reading kind.

Alcina Tue 01-May-12 18:04:10

I emailed LibDems Basingstoke earlier when I saw the link posted on the other thread. No reply as yet - perhaps they've been inundated.

I also emailed the link to a friend who lives in the area so that they know about it before they vote on Thursday.

DowagersHump Tue 01-May-12 18:06:27

What an absolute dolt. I don't know why I'm still surprised that some political animals are so fucking stupid and ignorant but it gets me every time. I shall take great pleasure in contacting all the links on this thread this evening. Along with contacting all the people I know in Basingstoke to draw attention to this idiot's crass stupidity. He even makes Lembit Opik look good and that's going quite some way

Longtallsally Tue 01-May-12 18:08:36

Have emailed LD HQ.

MmeLindor. Tue 01-May-12 18:10:34

Do you have a link to the original story?

TheFoosa Tue 01-May-12 18:11:50

worra twat

BasilFoulEggs Tue 01-May-12 18:13:58

And if anyone wants to e-mail kick it out, linking to the thread, their e-mail address is here:

They're the ones who do lots of work to kick racism out of football.

They seem to be sitting on their arses when it comes to sexism though.

DowagersHump Tue 01-May-12 18:14:16

Here you go MmeL

MmeLindor. Tue 01-May-12 18:14:56

Thanks. What an utter idiot.

pinkpyjamas Tue 01-May-12 18:18:27

"I don't know why I'm still surprised that some political animals are so fucking stupid and ignorant but it gets me every time".

YY, me too. sadangry

It's almost like we need less mysogynistic, self-serving twats in government, and more.... more.... well, more of us! grin

Have emailed Basingstoke LDs. They'll probably get decimated without this debacle, but I'd love their candidate to lose his deposit too.

Peachy Tue 01-May-12 18:20:15

What the actual....!

This gets worse and worse doesn't it? Damn us females, having the capacity to say no. Or, perhaps more importantly, yes. Absence of a no does not a yes create.

yakbutter Tue 01-May-12 18:22:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

doormat Tue 01-May-12 18:24:06


SardineQueen Tue 01-May-12 18:25:56

another party another inappropriate rape tweet

wtf is wrong with these men?

AyeRobot Tue 01-May-12 18:27:45

What men like that (and other Evans supporters) object to is that they can't fuck drunk women with impunity, which they feel is one of their bloke privileges.

NovackNGood Tue 01-May-12 18:34:04

Well lets face it he'll be out on appeal soon enough or after 18 months at most.

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