Monday, 18 February 2013


 So it seems that Labours candidate for Eastleigh was quite happy to put into print that he was disappointed that Mrs Thatcher hadn't died in the Brighton bombings. Of course everyone came out to defend him but lets not forget for all the nicely worded roll backs from the statement the T SHIRT below was the best seller at a Labour conference. Who exactly is the nasty party these days?

'Bad taste'
In his book, entitled Things Can Only Get Better, published in 1998, Mr O'Farrell wrote: "In October, 1984, when the Brighton bomb went off, I felt a surge of excitement at the nearness of Margaret Thatcher's demise. And yet disappointment that such a chance had been missed."
Five people were killed and 34 injured during the attack on the Grand Hotel during the Conservative Party conference.
John O'Farrell John O'Farrell is a life-long Labour supporter
Former Conservative chairman Lord Tebbit, who was injured in the blast along with his wife, responded angrily to Mr O'Farrell's selection.
"Ed Miliband should repudiate this incontinently voiced moral reprobate who tries to excuse murder as a weapon against those who won democratic elections time after time against the rag-bag remnants of a once great Labour Party," he told the Mail on Sunday.
Mr O'Farrell, writing on Twitter after the comments came to light, said: "So the Mail have gone for me on something I already volunteered about myself, which I said in 1984, and acknowledged was wrong as I said it."
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan said: "I'm sure if you asked him now whether he [Mr O'Farrell] agreed with that [the comments] now he would say no."
He said the book was written 20 years ago, adding: "Some of it is in bad taste and should not have been said, but he was writing a book that was at the time, very funny, very witty."
He said the comments were "probably bad humour - him trying to be funny, but clearly not funny".
Mr Miliband, on a visit to Eastleigh on Saturday, defended the choice of the author and satirist as the party's candidate.
Sadiq Khan said John O'Farrell's comments in a book were "probably bad humour, him trying to be funny, but clearly not funny"
"John O'Farrell is showing he's a breath of fresh air, frankly - a breath of fresh air for this by-election and a breath of fresh air for politics and I tell you what you know he may have written funny novels but he's utterly serious about trying to win this by-election and trying to serve the people of Eastleigh and showing that there is a different way forward for Eastleigh," he said.

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