Tory youth tsar Ben Bradley urged police to ‘splat the chavs’
A vice-chairman of the Conservative Party said that the police should use water cannon to play “splat the chav” during the London riots, it emerged yesterday.
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.
He added: “Theresa May must now take the decisive action she failed to take on Toby Young and sack 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.
“The Prime Minister once criticised the Tories’ for their ‘nasty party’ reputation, now she is responsible for it.”
Tonight when approached for comment about the latest revelation, Mr Bradley told BuzzFeed: “You’ll have to go through [Conservative headquarters], mate, I’m afraid. I’m just getting a bit sick of the whole thing, to be honest.”
He added: “I think being held to account now for comments I made nearly a decade ago is a bit ridiculous. But you’ll have to go through CCHQ.”
Later a statement issued on behalf of Mr Bradley by the Tory party, the Mansfield MP said in a statement: “I wrote a number of blog posts in my early 20s.
“I accept some of the language was inappropriate and I apologise.
“They were written at a different time of my life – getting married, becoming a father and now being an MP have changed my outlook.”
Mr Bradley’s blog warned Britain would be “drowning in a vast sea of unemployed wasters” unless those out of work limited the number of children they produce.
He boasted it was “incredibly sensible” to move the poorest families hundreds of miles from home thanks to the ‘socially-cleansing’ benefit cap.
He told cash-starved public sector workers: “If you think your job or your pay isn’t good enough for you, quit!”.
And he said “police brutality should be encouraged” in the wake of the London riots.
The Mirror also revealed this week how Mr Bradley defended a disgraced police officer sacked over the death of a news vendor in London in 2009.
Ian Tomlinson died after being struck by PC Simon Harwood during protests over the G20 summit.
But Mr Bradley took the officer’s side in a blog written in 2011, as rioting erupted after police had shot dead Mark Duggan, 29, in North London.
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Source : https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tory-youth-tsar-ben-bradley-urged-police-to-splat-the-chavs-652rqxvdp
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/shamed-tory-youth-tsar-boasted-11879558