Posts Tagged ‘ Carl Benjamin ’

Exeter Cathedral says no thanks

May 19th, 2019 11:36 am | By

Carl Benjamin told to stay away.

Exeter Cathedral has banned a Ukip candidate from taking part in hustings for Thursday’s European elections, saying he may be a risk to public order.

Carl Benjamin, who is under police investigation for comments he made about raping the Labour MP Jess Phillips, had been due to speak at the event alongside other candidates for the South West England region on Wednesday evening.

But the cathedral authorities decided Benjamin’s presence ran the risk of public disorder, and invited Ukip to send another candidate to the event.

Oh but what about his free speech?

Ukip’s Devon chair, Margaret Dennis, said the move was “outrageous” and “an affront to democracy”.

She told DevonLive:

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The weight of years and years of abuse

May 16th, 2019 12:30 pm | By

Victoria Derbyshire talked to Jess Phillips about it a few days ago.

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He is empathizing with the other side

May 16th, 2019 12:10 pm | By

Victoria Derbyshire talked to Carl Benjamin this morning about his “jokes” about rape.

“There are two sides to every question,” he says, “and I am empathizing with the other side.”

So there are two sides to rape and he’s empathizing with the rapist?

Probably not; he probably means he’s “empathizing” with the side that finds rape jokes funny and “empowering.” He claims that he gets survivors of … Read the rest

The alternative is a world devoid of humour

May 4th, 2019 11:03 am | By

Carl Benjamin is making new enemies. I guess that’s what he wants?

He gave a statement to BuzzFeed:

Once again BuzzFeed position themselves as the progressive joke police. I stand behind David Baddiel’s justification about why any subject can be the subject of a joke. The alternative is a world devoid of humour, the essential tool we use to reduce the horror of events that are beyond our control.

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What do women have to do to end this shit

May 3rd, 2019 9:39 am | By

I see this tweet from Jess Phillips.

So I open the BuzzFeed article.

Labour MP Jess Phillips has questioned whether UKIP’s star candidate Carl Benjamin — known on YouTube as Sargon of Akkad — should be allowed to run in this month’s European elections after new footage emerged in which he talks again about raping her.

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has faced repeated questions

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