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John Rees-Evans, UKIP leadership candidate.

John Rees-Evans, UKIP leadership candidate.


Is John Rees-Evans angling for the Daily Mail readers’ vote?

The Mail, as we all know, runs a column down the right-hand side of its website containing image after image of scantily-clad celebrities (if you can call them that), praising their physical attributes, no matter how young they may be.

In fact, the Mail‘s editorial position appears to be one of praise for girls aged less than 18, especially if they look older.

So, as This Writer mentioned before, “the leaning towards leering at very young girls is ingrained in the psyche of that extremely-popular site”.

The combination of a death penalty for paedophiles, commuted to another sentence if the victim looks older, therefore seems right up the Mail‘s alley.

But we should not attribute any extra support from this quarter to strategy by the candidate himself.

After all, he’s the man who claimed a gay donkey raped his horse.

A would-be Ukip leader has said paedophiles should receive the death penalty – but not if the victim “looks 18”.

John Rees-Evans, who has previously suggested a gay donkey raped his horse, suggested only abusers of “pre-pubescent”children would face the penalty under his re-introduction of capital punishment, suggesting it would only apply when the victim was under the age of 13.

In an extraordinary policy position that even shocked fellow Ukip leadership contenders, Rees-Evans was speaking during a debate held by LBC radio when he caveated his position on paedophiles facing the death penalty – arguing it depends “what you define as a paedophile”.

Questioned by presenter Iain Dale about bringing back the punishment, Rees-Evans said:

“I would vote in favour of the death penalty in the case of, specifically, for paedophiles and child killers.”

Dale pressed him further, asking whether “all proven paedophiles” would face the same punishment. He replied, before hesitating:

“Yes … but sorry, with paedophiles I wouldn’t say necessarily someone (the victim) who looked 18, and was fifteen-and-a-half.”

Source: Ukip Leadership Candidate John Rees-Evans Wants Death Penalty For Paedophiles Unless Victim ‘Looks 18’ | Huffington Post

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