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Labour Councillor Chris Furlong Defends Tweet Comparing IDS To Hitler

September 28, 2015

North Middleton councillor Chris Furlong has defended a tweet he posted that compared the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith to Hitler.

The Labour councillor tweeted a picture of Hitler above one of Mr Duncan Smith, implying that the Conservatives were responsible for the deaths of more disabled people than the Nazi party leader.

The tweet referred to the ‘killing of 70,000 disabled people’ by Nazis alongside a reference to ‘81,040 disabled people’ having died in just over two years under the Conservative government.

Speaking to Rochdale Online, Councillor Furlong defended posting the tweet and said: “I posted the tweet because people are dying because of policies instigated by Iain Duncan Smith and the mainstream media is ignoring it. I have been campaigning on these issues for a while now but, for some reason, the mainstream media is choosing to ignore it.

“I am highlighting the government’s figures and used the tweet to give a historical comparison. If you look back through Twitter, you will see a lot of disabled people are supporting me in what I said.”

It is understood that the matter has now been referred to the Labour Party to investigate.

Councillor Ashley Dearnley, Leader of the Conservative Group in Rochdale, said: “The remarks are appalling and are totally unacceptable. I would expect the Labour Party to withdraw his whip. If the new Labour leader has anything about him, he will make sure he is removed from the Labour party.

“I know if David Cameron heard that any of his councillors made remarks comparing people to Hitler, then David Cameron would make sure that they were removed from the Conservative party. If Corbyn has any metal about him, his will ensure that this happens.”

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2015 2:21 am

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.

  2. September 28, 2015 8:13 am

    many labour mp’s already have stated the deaths in the house of commons many sick and disabled have died in going through welfare reform but as to how they have died and by what circumstances that have led up to these deaths has still not been clearly identified

    The part listings of deaths of the sick and disabled are on the facebook page remember the dead and it would be prudent for a journalist to go through this list of the many that are posted to see how all these people have died in being found fit for work but then dying

    from any angle it is very suspicious to say the least and am sure many more deaths will follow
    https://www.facebook.com/ribbonsforwelfare?hc_location=stream

    • September 28, 2015 11:48 am

      and another point i should add is in that the coroners reports of these deaths should be held both by the DWP and the government so that full transparency is available to a court or press/ living spouse in to how there sick and disabled spouse /partner has died and the circumstances that led up to that death

      The coroners report should also be filed by the police for their records in case they need to bring criminal charges at some point against the DWP or other contractor that works for them as they are also accountable in law for any negligence that leads to a persons death

      these deaths will no doubt run on for the rest of our lives and the sick and disabled will need to be mindful of this and to seek help should they be unable to cope with life

  3. September 28, 2015 8:42 am

    good on the man.. social media is full of it. perhaps people need to do research before judging what Camamoron would do. He can’t defend the truth

  4. September 28, 2015 9:07 am

    Reblogged this on lawrencerowntree.

  5. David Underwood permalink
    September 28, 2015 3:36 pm

    IDS runs the SS. So he is Himmler. DC is Hitler.

  6. September 28, 2015 8:02 pm

    Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    Excellent commentary on this blog by Mike Sivier on Vox Political. Check it out because he is very clear on the numbers where the DWP have tried to fudge and confuse.
    Well done!
    x

  7. adctd2shindig permalink
    September 28, 2015 10:17 pm

    If it grabs media and any other attention, then it is good. Someone has to stop IDS in his tracks.

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  1. Labour Councillor Chris Furlong Defends Tweet Comparing IDS To Hitler | Same Difference | sdbast
  2. This ignorant Tory councillor had better try justifying the deaths his party has caused | Vox Political

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