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Anti-EU Campaign Descends to the Lowest Depths.

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Leave.eu poster condemned as ‘shameful and irresponsible’

UK News 9 minutes ago

Brexit campaigners have been condemned after releasing a poster, which has since been deleted, suggesting the UK should vote Leave to avoid an Orlando-style attack. The leave.eu campaign – which is not the official Leave campaign – was behind the message.

I would like to apologise a thousand times to the families and friends of the Orlando victims for this hateful behaviour from people in the UK.

Written by Andrew Coates

June 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

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  1. Man hijacks funeral to complain about people hijacking funeral.

    Let’s hope this article plays a valuable role in combating the persecution and murder of gay people around the world by Brexiters, and in changing the subject away from homophobia and back to Islamophobia.

    Lamia

    June 13, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  2. The official ‘Vote Leave’ campaign has (somewhat half-heartedly, to judge by IDS on The World At One) disassociated themselves from this; presumably the SWP/CP ‘Lexit’ campaign would also do the same: but these people must surely realise that the ‘Out’ vote they advocate inevitably gives rise to this sort of bigotry and racism?

    Jim Denham

    June 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  3. “Man hijacks funeral to complain about people hijacking funeral”

    You appear to feel it’s completely fine to “hijack funerals” as long as you get to beat your pathetic little hate drum.

    You hypocritical, shitty, racist twatclown.

    Makhno

    June 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

  4. The people murdered in Orlando were gay and so am I. In 2014 there was an attempt bby an Islamist to burn down a gay nightclub in Seattle that I had recently been to. It would have killed hundreds of people.

    I have plenty of experience of homophobia, including homophobic violence. I’m also well aware that for years the British left has allied with homophobic Islamist preachers when it has suited them. The western left should be deeply ashamed of itself in this respect.

    Do I hate Islamists and their left wing allies and apologists? Absolutely. And with good reason.

    Lamia

    June 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

  5. “The people murdered in Orlando were gay and so am I”

    That doesn’t give you any special pleading for your hate filled rants, including a particularly vile racist one against Bangladeshis. Most gay people I know aren’t shitehawks, most of them are on “the left”. Come to that, most people I know gay or straight are on “the left”, none of whom to my knowledge has allied with any homophobic Muslim preachers. Most of whom have little to no time for Counterfire, STWC or any other of these bumwitted organisations, but DO have time for the rights of working people and sexual and ethnic minorities as well as opposing austerity.

    You don’t represent homosexuality, you only represent yourself. Your gross generalisations about whole groups of people, be it “the left” or “Muslims” and your desperation to assign collective guilt for the actions and beliefs of a small, often entirely unrelated, minority are as crass, bigoted and prejudiced as the extremists you pretend to be opposing. You are merely the other side of the shit-covered coin.

    The fact that you have repeatedly attempted to hijack a series of tragedies to further your own shoddy agenda is just the pus-ridden icing on the turdcake.

    Makhno

    June 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm

  6. My point Makhono was about the most virulent elements in the British Brexit campaign – who are clearly racist.

    I am in a position to speak about this issue.

    I do not want to intrude on anybody’s grief as I fear Lamina comes close to doing.

    Andrew Coates

    June 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

  7. As indeed, from the other side, this lot do (all inverted commas in the original):

    “Already there is speculation about the attacker’s faith, link to ‘extremist groups’ and whether the attack was ‘ideologically motivated’. The attackers faith and heritage are irrelevant. Let us be clear: this was a homophobic attack; an act of terrorism against the LGBT community.”

    Counterfire.

    http://www.counterfire.org/articles/opinion/18380-orlando-solidarity-with-the-victims-no-to-islamophobia

    Andrew Coates

    June 14, 2016 at 9:43 am


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