Lib Dem MPs targeted by Nazi spoof websites

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

Powys’s County Times has noted the sudden spate of spoof websites linking some 90 Lib Dem MPs and candidates to the Nazis:

Every Lib Dem MP in the UK has fallen foul of one political blogger, who goes under the tag ‘Illiberal Democrat’, and has created a series of blogs which appear to link the party to Naziism. Both Powys MP’s are Liberal Democrats, and both have their own page filled with anti-liberal propaganda and Swastikas.

Roger Williams MP, Brecon and Radnorshire, was quick to condemn the blogs: “I think it’s rather pathetic and rather purile for someone to soil our names in this way. If this is the level of political opposition we face then it will be a very negative general election for everyone.” …

… its pages contain various anti-liberal slogans and computer generated images, including Chris Huhne MP, Lib Dem home affairs spokesperson, sitting on the toilet and Nick Clegg, party leader, superimposed into the ‘Only Fools and Horses’ car with a Swastika daubed on the side and a blow-up sex toy in the passenger seat.

The sites are the work of a blogger with the username, ‘Illiberal Democrats‘, who is also the author of such weighty online tomes as Nick Clegg=Neil Kinnock and LibDems.

As a spokesperson for Lembit Opik notes,

This page has obviously been created by a crank and isn’t going to harm us. I can’t see floating voters deciding against voting Liberal Democrat based on looking at this site, as ridiculous as it is.”

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13 comments

Sensible attitude from Lembit, there’s no point getting wound up over something so insignificant. It would only generate more publicity for the sites if they did.

by Rob on August 28, 2009 at 11:38 am. Reply #

It is the work of a troll who regularly posts on politicalbetting.com.

Lembit’s spokesperson is correct to dismiss him a crank; the only shame is that the Powy’s Times has given him the oxygen of publicity.

by Andrew Lewin on August 28, 2009 at 11:47 am. Reply #

Damn you Grant Shapps. Will you never end your ceaseless attacks?

by James Graham on August 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm. Reply #

“created by a crank and isn’t going to harm us.”

Harsh, harsh words.

But can the spokeswibble say the same of his boss, Mr Opik ?

by calais on August 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm. Reply #

Er… what?

Anyway I don’t understand how “crank” is anything other than fair comment against someone who’s behaved like this.

by Rankersbo on August 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm. Reply #

Opik’s spokesman takes the right attitude.

Williams comes across as a pompous ass.

by LondonStatto on August 28, 2009 at 3:54 pm. Reply #

I believe the Tory supporter behind these vile sites also uses the name Martin Day. He once complained about Lib Dem dirty tricks.

by David on August 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm. Reply #

@david

more of a labour entryist; was barred from the tories I understand.

by calais on August 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm. Reply #

@calais
He’s got some vile anti- labour sites too, so I doubt it. I recall he mentioned working at ‘Smith Square’ (and the toilets smelt of fish!); he may have worked for a company located in Smith Square, but my guess is we once worked or still works for the…………

by David on August 28, 2009 at 9:24 pm. Reply #

you don’t have to be tory to express real hate for the brown gov. see labourhome and even labourlist

by calais on August 28, 2009 at 9:35 pm. Reply #

So who are thee other 27 Lib Dem MPs we didn’t know about?

by Benjamin on August 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm. Reply #

What an odd site !!!!!

by Martin Kinsella on August 29, 2009 at 8:55 am. Reply #

It’s not a certain Scottish LD ex-member is it do you think?

by Jock on September 7, 2009 at 12:21 am. Reply #

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