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Hitler Youth Tweet Labour Candidate Resigns

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Orderlimit | 16:25 Tue 01st Jul 2014 | News
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Kathy Wiles, who had been selected as the party's candidate for Angus just 24 hours before, handed in her resignation this morning after tweeting an image of the Hitler Youth around a Nazi flag in relation to a protest outside BBC Scotland on Sunday afternoon.

Just smear them all?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28106688

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Whether he'd like it or not I wouldn't know but I'm confident he'd not want you to lose your job or get banned from AB for saying it. I'm sure we're all aware that if this was a UKIP candidate the usual 'mob' would be all over this, expressing their disgust and demanding a police enquiry. (every day for the next fortnight)
20:57 Tue 01st Jul 2014
Oh dear it is coming to something in this country of ours when you can't use comparisons to prove a point.

Why should she resign?
people making a fuss about nothing. And she's right, its awful seeing children used for political purposes.
Should the Ed now be made to resign over this in an earlier post? :0)

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/// It is a bit of a wishlist - you'd think they'd cut the world up on ethnic/religious borders really, maybe swallowing up the odd holy site here and there - but no, they've just used the paint-fill tool on MS Paint to colour bits around the med black. Lazy really. ///
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv2XGQBcvxQ
Children should not be used for political campaigning. She should not have resigned, it was a good comparison.
Blimey Godwin's Law claims a victim !

erm well they have been since Clepatria put Caesarion on the pylong at Dendara I think.


One MPs kid sported a 'Vote for Daddy!' tee-shirt a year or so ago

and the luckless Min of Ag tried to feed his daughter a beefoburger in the ood old days of BSE - ugh its disgusting ! she exclaimed on camera
there's a huge difference with the Hitler Youth. They were a deliberate attempt to take kids away from home and indoctrinate them - if necessary, to betray their parents. They were to regard the Nazi state as their second parents, maybe even their first. Other youth groups were to be stamped out.

Some details here

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/hitleryouth/hj-prelude.htm

Quite a long way from taking your kids on a demo. Ms Wiles has invoked Godwin's law and paid the price. Comparing people you don't like with Nazis is seldom a good idea.
standard lefty stuff, rather than think of a good argument, simply insult those who have a diferent view to you. If that is a resigning issue then most of the Liberals and Marxists would have to follow suit!
gee, thanks for the history lesson, jno. how did we manage without you?
I take it that ANOTHEOLGIT would not be offended if he were said to have the same views as Alf Garnett...
Whether he'd like it or not I wouldn't know but I'm confident he'd not want you to lose your job or get banned from AB for saying it.
I'm sure we're all aware that if this was a UKIP candidate the usual 'mob' would be all over this, expressing their disgust and demanding a police enquiry. (every day for the next fortnight)
I'm sure we're all aware that if this was a UKIP candidate the usual 'mob' would be all over this, expressing their disgust and demanding a police enquiry

Really? Got any examples of such a demand being made any time, anywhere?

Or are you just making it up?
I will resign on Friday evening until Monday morning every week AOG :)

Kathy was a bit silly - but should probably have only needed to grovel in public for a little while.
That's a great headline by the way Orderlimit.
It's getting so you can't put anything remotely controversial - however obviously humorous or appropriate - on twitter without having to first apologise and then later resign over it.

As long as at least one person claims offence is taken and demands an apology and resignation, that's pretty much what you have to do.
Public figures need to grasp that really, and think twice before posting anything.

referring to HItler may not win elections....

Churchill used such a comparison in 1945, and ignored Clemmie's please ( that would be his wife ) to stop as it wasnt going down well. He lost the election
I really fail to see why she had to resign.

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