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UK News Lib Dem candidate resigns amid probe into ‘deeply offensive’ tweets

08:30  12 november  2019
08:30  12 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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These words are deeply offensive and I apologise profusely to everybody that I have offended with these tweets ,” he said on Monday evening. I am resigning as a candidate with immediate effect for the upcoming election. “I apologise to all of those I have let down with my past conduct and will work

The Lib Dems are understood to have been monitoring local polling that showed the party had a Ward’s reselection appeared to take Lib Dem headquarters by surprise when news of it emerged on “I am fully aware of the comments David Ward has made in the past and I find them deeply offensive

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Kevin McNamara has resigned as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Thurrock after the party opened disciplinary investigations into tweets he posted in the past.

Mr McNamara said: “I am deeply sorry for the comments that I made that are currently being reported in the press. These words are deeply offensive and I apologise profusely to everybody that I have offended with these tweets.

“I would never want to undermine the voices of those communities with slurs or degradation and it’s important that people who want to represent the public are held to the very highest standard. I am resigning as a candidate with immediate effect for the upcoming election.

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Lib Dem Kevin McNamara apologises for the " deeply offensive " tweets sent in 2009 and 2010. The Liberal Democrat candidate for Thurrock in Essex has stood down after being accused of posting racist and homophobic "I am resigning as a candidate with immediate effect for the upcoming election.

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“I apologise to all of those I have let down with my past conduct and will work hard to regain their trust.”

Mr McNamara’s resignation came as a former adviser to Boris Johnson faced calls to be removed as an election candidate after Labour accused him of displaying “disgusting racism” in an article written almost 17 years ago.

A Vote Liberal Democrats stop Brexit sign poster with Victorian houses in the background on a local street in Cambridge supporting the Lib Dem © Getty Images A Vote Liberal Democrats stop Brexit sign poster with Victorian houses in the background on a local street in Cambridge supporting the Lib Dem

Anthony Browne, a Conservative candidate for South Cambridgeshire, made comments blaming immigrants for bringing germs and HIV to the UK and accused Muslims of having divided loyalties, according to The Guardian.

In an article on The Spectator website, dated January 2003, Mr Browne wrote: “It is not through letting in terrorists that the government’s policy of mass migration – especially from the third world – will claim the most lives. It is through letting in too many germs.”

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Mr Milne has said he deeply regrets the " offensive statements". The remarks were directed towards Prime Minister Boris Johnson After his party dropped him as a candidate , Mr Milne said: "I deeply regret the offensive statements on social media. I want to apologise to anyone that I have offended ."

The party opened an investigation into Kevin McNamara, their candidate for the marginal seat of These words are deeply offensive and I apologise profusely to everybody that I have offended with these tweets . I am resigning as a candidate with immediate effect for the upcoming election.

Naz Shah, shadow women and equalities minister, said: “This is disgusting racism. It’s shocking that someone with such despicable views has been selected to stand for the Conservative Party.

“Given his personal relationship with Anthony Browne, Boris Johnson should personally intervene and remove him as a candidate.”

Miqdaad Versi, media spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “Truly disgusting and unacceptable racism. Conservative Party candidate Anthony Browne accused Muslims of divided loyalties.

“Why is such Islamophobia allowed from a candidate for the Conservative Party?”

A Tory spokeswoman said: “These comments were made over 15 years ago, Anthony Browne has apologised for these comments and sincerely regrets them.”

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