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Beware those who, like Ukip’s leader, excuse lies and rape threats as ‘satire’ | Matthew d’Ancona14 Apr 12:47pm

Beware those who, like Ukip’s leader, excuse lies and rape threats as ‘satire’ | Matthew d’Ancona

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As the political temperature soars, those who seek to govern Britain have a responsibility to speak with careIn what moral universe is the statement “I wouldn’t even rape you” categorised as “satire”? For this is how – in an interview on Sunday with the BBC’s Andrew Marr – Gerard Batten, Ukip’s leader, described a tweet sent to the Labour MP Jess Phillips in 2016 by Carl Benjamin, now one of his party’s
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