Ex-BNP candidate's mum denies he sent racist tweets

Ex-BNP candidate's mum denies he sent racist tweets

Ex-BNP candidate's mum denies he sent racist tweets

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The mother of a former BNP election candidate has denied he posted racist and homophobic messages on Twitter.

A friend claimed David Child, who received 23 votes in the 2012 Grove byelection, was the victim of a “hate campaign by lefties”.

Twitter user @DaveWPWW – said to stand for White Pride Worldwide posted several hate-filled messages to its 1,057 followers.

It branded homosexuality a “sick, perverted mental disorder” and calling Muslims “smelly muzzies”.

On July 18, it tweeted: “I really hate jews, muzzies and niggers”.

The account used to be called David Child @BNP_activist during the election, and has also been called David Child@NF_activist.

It was deleted after the Surrey Comet contacted it to find out who was running it.

Mr Child declined to speak to the Surrey Comet, but his mother Margaret said: “It is not David’s account.”

She said: “David is a vulnerable person with Asperger’s. Someone is out to cause him trouble. He is so upset about all of this.”

Sarah Taylor, a friend of the family, but not a BNP member, said Mr Child was being distressed by “a hate campaign” against him.

She said: “His mum complained to the police. Someone phoned the house pretending to be the police.”

Asked about the tweets, she said they were most likely to be fake accounts: “I have never seen any tweets like that. It is not evidence.

“Most of the time you will find it is lefties behind the fake Twitter accounts.”

Asked about the language used, she said: “Of course it is bad. If it is a lefty I hope the police take then down and prosecute them.”

David Child is a “soft man, who doesn’t have any hate in him,” a spokesman for the BNP has said.

'Attacked from all sides'

Steve Squire, the party’s London spokesman, said he believed Mr Child was being “attacked from all sides” and said he found it hard to believe the New Malden resident was behind the racist Dave British Twitter account.

Mr Squire also confirmed Mr Child had left the BNP shortly after standing in the Grove ward byelection to join the National Front.

Mr Squire said: “From what I know of Dave Child there isn’t any hate in him at all.

“He suffers from this illness [Asperger’s] and he isn’t capable of hate or violence.

“He was a member, but said we weren’t a racial national party and he went to the National Front.

“I find it hard to believe he wrote it. He’s a big, soft man. It could be somebody out to get him.

“It seems he’s being attacked from all sides.”

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10:57am Fri 29 Nov 13

Randyrain says...

BNP are a complete joke. What kind of moron would even give them a second look? If you would ever seriously vote for BNP you need to have a long hard look at your life and reconsider where all that anger really comes from!
BNP are a complete joke. What kind of moron would even give them a second look? If you would ever seriously vote for BNP you need to have a long hard look at your life and reconsider where all that anger really comes from! Randyrain
  • Score: -103

11:17am Fri 29 Nov 13

richarddonnelly says...

"He joined the National Front. He's not capable of hate." LOL

If David Child isn't in the BNP anymore, then why are there pictures of him online at two BNP meetings and two BNP meetings in the last week - all of which Steve Squires was also at. Typical Nazi scum, trying to cover up their sick fascist ideology.

And if David Child is vulnerable, then why did the BNP run him in an election?
"He joined the National Front. He's not capable of hate." LOL If David Child isn't in the BNP anymore, then why are there pictures of him online at two BNP meetings and two BNP meetings in the last week - all of which Steve Squires was also at. Typical Nazi scum, trying to cover up their sick fascist ideology. And if David Child is vulnerable, then why did the BNP run him in an election? richarddonnelly
  • Score: -119

4:46pm Fri 29 Nov 13

sks101 says...

Dave child may be vulnerable, but he would still do a better job than any leftie pedophile labour scum. Finally you don't have to be a member of a party to attend meetings or demos.
Typical pedo left wing scum trying to perpetuate stereotypes.

google "labour 25"
Dave child may be vulnerable, but he would still do a better job than any leftie pedophile labour scum. Finally you don't have to be a member of a party to attend meetings or demos. Typical pedo left wing scum trying to perpetuate stereotypes. google "labour 25" sks101
  • Score: 137

10:12pm Fri 29 Nov 13

patrioticUK says...

It could be that some members of the National Front are upset with this man (who has Asperger's Syndrome) and have sought revenge by inventing a Twitter account to smear him. Credit must be given to the BNP for allowing this vulnerable man and other disabled people to take part in politics.
It could be that some members of the National Front are upset with this man (who has Asperger's Syndrome) and have sought revenge by inventing a Twitter account to smear him. Credit must be given to the BNP for allowing this vulnerable man and other disabled people to take part in politics. patrioticUK
  • Score: 99

12:48am Sat 30 Nov 13

sks101 says...

Unlike UKIP ,LAB,LIB,CON the BNP 'S immigration policy doesn't discriminate against just Romanian and Bulgarians and Eastern Europe.

Its consistently against all immigration no matter where who or what.
On the grounds of numbers i.e. "space not race".
Unlike UKIP ,LAB,LIB,CON the BNP 'S immigration policy doesn't discriminate against just Romanian and Bulgarians and Eastern Europe. Its consistently against all immigration no matter where who or what. On the grounds of numbers i.e. "space not race". sks101
  • Score: 89

12:59am Mon 2 Dec 13

Tony L Martin says...

patrioticUK wrote:
It could be that some members of the National Front are upset with this man (who has Asperger's Syndrome) and have sought revenge by inventing a Twitter account to smear him. Credit must be given to the BNP for allowing this vulnerable man and other disabled people to take part in politics.
Why would we set up a fake account to attack ourselves? The most important thing is that this poisonous account has been deleted.
[quote][p][bold]patrioticUK[/bold] wrote: It could be that some members of the National Front are upset with this man (who has Asperger's Syndrome) and have sought revenge by inventing a Twitter account to smear him. Credit must be given to the BNP for allowing this vulnerable man and other disabled people to take part in politics.[/p][/quote]Why would we set up a fake account to attack ourselves? The most important thing is that this poisonous account has been deleted. Tony L Martin
  • Score: -121

11:58am Sun 22 Dec 13

sks101 says...

Google labour25
Google labour25 sks101
  • Score: 41

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