When he was appointed as Tory Party vice-chairman with responsibility for revitalising the party’s appeal to young people, This Site (and others) pointed out that his voting record showed that he had supported policies that harm the nation’s youth.
Since then, we have been treated to glimpses of his wisdom – such as it is – in the form of unwise blog posts and tweets published a few years ago. Here’s an example, from the Daily Mirror:
Theresa May was urged to sack her youth tsar tonight after he admitted he wanted police to play “splat the chav” during the London riots.
Tory MP Ben Bradley unleashed a storm of criticism in the last week after a series of offensive blog posts he wrote surfaced for the first time – including saying the jobless should get vasectomies.
Now it’s emerged in a tweet in 2011, unearthed by BuzzFeed News, he posted a pictured of water cannon with the message: “The water cannons are coming.
“I’ll be in front of the news tonight watching police play ‘Splat the Chav’.”
SNP MP Neil Gray told the Mirror Mr Bradley’s “appalling” comments “make him unfit for office” and demanded Mrs May axe him.
“The Tories rightly called for Labour MP Jared O’Mara to be suspended over his offensive blog posts. They complained his suspension took too long to happen, and questioned how he had been selected in the first place. It would be hypocrisy of the highest order if they now fail to act themselves.”
On the subject of that offensive blog post about vasectomising poor people, here’s the other deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, James Cleverly, digging a hole for himself:
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 19, 2018
And here’s an opinion of those comments that seems entirely accurate:
As for Jared O’Mara – Mr Turner makes a very pointed observation about Mr Bradley’s resemblance to the disgraced Labour MP:
And of course, informing all this discussion is Mr Bradley’s brief to restore the youth membership of the Conservative Party – on which subject, the following may also be considered fair comment:
Ben Bradley is apparently trying to construct an equivalent of the Nazi Hitler Youth Movement. Meanwhile the government cut youth work provision massively, as Conservative governments always do
— Revolution Breeze (@suejonessays) January 19, 2018
Tories are never going to get a better "youth leader" than Ben Bradley. Every Tory has stuff like that in their history because it's what they believe. They just learn to lie.
— Susan (@marthasydenham) January 19, 2018
But let’s bear in mind: Just because he’s doomed to failure, that doesn’t mean we should be lenient on this bigoted, entitled brat.
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