Let’s give these Kippers a chance to come clean

Mike comments on the double-bind UKIP are in for opposing the EU legislation against marital rape with the Welsh government considering similar legislation. If UKIP continue to oppose such laws, then they’re vile misogynists who condone violence against women. If they now oppose it, it shows that UKIP were in favour of letting it continue in Europe, simply to further their own anti-EU agenda. And just to show you how weird and antiquated their opposition to such legislation is, marital rape was a crime in Anglo-Saxon England. See the book, Women in Anglo-Saxon England. It’s also such an appalling crime, that the actor Ross Kemp flatly refused to do a scene in Eastenders where his character, a man traumatised by his experiences in the Falklands, rapes his wife. I have to say I don’t watch Deadenders, because it just seems to me to be one long litany of misery, violence and criminality, of grotesque, horrible people doing grotesque, horrible things. But when one of the actors playing these grotesque horrors shows there’s a line he’s not willing to cross which you the Kippers have gleefully leaped through, you know the Kippers have absolutely no claims to the moral high ground.

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Farage: The UKIP leader voted against an EU motion for laws to end marital rape in 2006 - now that such a law is going through the Welsh Assembly, would he hypocritically support it? Farage: The UKIP leader voted against an EU motion for laws to end marital rape in 2006 – now that such a law is going through the Welsh Assembly, would he hypocritically support it?

Back in 2006, UKIP’s then-Members of the European Parliament voted against a resolution calling on member states to legislate against violence on women, including marital rape.

According to at least one UKIP supporter, this was done “simply because of their opposition to the EU and all its works”.

How unfortunate for UKIP, to be seen to support the continuation of domestic violence – including marital rape – simply because the idea of making laws against it was put forward by the wrong people.

That isn’t statesmanlike – it’s childish.

Now a UK legislature has taken forward the ideas in that EU resolution; the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill aims to end domestic…

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