Ben Bradley’s meltdown: Mansfield MP tries to justify starving hungry children – digs own political grave instead

Last Updated: October 24, 2020By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ben Bradley: you’d think he would learn to keep his mouth shut after he called for poor people to be forced to have vasectomies and libelled Jeremy Corbyn.

This MP’s attempt to deny the reality of his behaviour suggests mental health problems to This Writer.

Ben Bradley (for it was he), the Tory responsible for the most-shared tweet ever by a Conservative MP – his apology for libelling Jeremy Corbyn – and who once suggested sterilising the poor, tried to justify his opposition to Marcus Rashford’s plea for free school meals to be extended over the holidays, to feed hungry children whose parents have suffered financially as a result of the Covid-19 crisis (and other reasons).

He tweeted a message to Rashford, offering to take him to visit a school where – he said – the head teacher agreed with his view that FSM (free school meals) would not solve the problem of hungry kids:

He doubled down on the offer the following day:

But in this tweet he made the mistake of mentioning the school: Oak Tree. This allowed an actual governor to put him straight:

Worse was to follow. He went on to refer to a school (although I can’t tell whether it’s the same one) as having pupils living in “a crack den” and “a brothel” – and when someone else suggested such places were logical destinations for the money from a free school meal voucher, he agreed:

… and then he denied it:

(I’ve opted to use the actual tweet, rather than a screenshot. I wonder if it will be deleted?)

Next, he took to Facebook to try to justify himself:

(It didn’t go down well.)

Now he has fallen into an argument with representatives of another school:

Finally (so far) he appeared on the BBC’s Breakfast News, where Naga Munchetty made an utter fool of him:

The public response has been to recoil as though his psychosis is contagious:

Perhaps the sharpest point is the following. Who is really more dependent on state funding?

If anyone at the school(s) Bradley has mentioned can find a way, This Writer thinks Bradley may find himself facing the sharp end of another legal letter in the not-too-distant future.

And his Corbyn apology shows he knows none of his denials or justifications will stand up in court.

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  1. kateuk October 24, 2020 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately that nasty creature is my MP. Voted for by a load of people who either wanted to “get Brexit done” (but I can guarantee they won’t like the result when it happens) or who believed the media lies that Jeremy Corbyn “isn’t fit to lead the country”. For an ex mining town it’s disgraceful that they voted for him.

  2. Julia October 25, 2020 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Not mental health issues Mike, just plain stupid and nasty. As Kate above says, unbelievable that working class people many with memories of the miners’ strike should vote for a Tory, let alone this specimen.

    But yet another ‘dead cat’ perhaps (sorry Kate and your cat!) as Boris Johnson fiddles whilst Rome burns?

    A bit off topic, but Boris Johnson is allowed to tell lies, libel people and never answer a question at PMQ’s, yet a bunch of Tories tell us how ‘offended’ they are by Angela Rayner’s behaviour (spot on as far as I am concerned) in the HoC, and thus throw another ‘dead cat’ in (sorry again Kate!).

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