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Sal Brinton writes… Ukip’s hypocrisy on tackling serious child abuse issue is breath-taking

UKIP logoToday in the House of Lords, Baroness Joan Walmsley and the Lib Dems secured an agreement from the Government on the Serious Crime Bill, for a major consultation on introducing rules on mandatory reporting of child abuse.

At our recent Federal Conference in Glasgow, Liberal Democrats passed new Party policy in support of requiring those who work with children and vulnerable adults to be required by law to report to the authorities if they have any suspicion that abuse is taking place. However, despite debates on this and other amendments concerning child abuse being debates, Ukip members of the House of Lords failed again to participate in this work.

Ukip’s hypocrisy is breath-taking. They issue a photograph of a girl with the headline ‘There are 1400 reasons why you should not trust Labour again’ in Rotherham, but their record on tackling serious child abuse issue is disgraceful.

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Lord Pearson as a Tory party whip and Griffin v. Maloney

UKIP have got themselves into a right pickle recently, poor things! It emerged last week that their new leader Lord Pearson a number of months ago made a somewhat controversial offer to the Conservative party. Pearson allegedly (The Times, 30 November, UKIP’s planned deal with Tories causes outrage in anti-Europe party) approached Lord Strathclyde, the leader of the Tories in the House of Lords, with an offer to disband the party and withdraw all UKIP candidates if the Tories agreed to hold a referendum on EU membership. Lord Strathclyde himself has confirmed that the meeting with Pearson, who is in fact a former Tory, took place.

Although Nigel Farage has since changed the story slightly saying that the offer only included withdrawing all candidates, this is still a pretty hefty political gamble.

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  • User AvatarDavid Becket 25th Jan - 11:13am
    Well said Paul. As a former Berkshire County Councillor I have every faith in Wokingham Liberal Democrats to make the right decision. As for Jeff...
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    I have resigned from the Lib Dems. Their focus is too much on themselves, their image, how they come across and fringe issues at the...
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    Jeff, Why so angry you won. O of cause with winning comes responsiblity and being held to account. Here was me thinking you where just...
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    @Thomas "The problem is that apolozing for Coalition mistakes is not enough, there must be fundamental changes in platform to show that we indeed break...
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    Phillip Lee increased the Lib Dem vote share by 22%. Where I live in west of England we lost all our parliamentary spokespersons in 2015...
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    It would be interesting to know if other previous Tory and Labour defectors intend to continue their Lib dem party activity.