9 January 2009

Offensive Madeleine McCann Carnival Masquerade?

The following story came from Harry Cole (Tory Bear) and his partner Matt Richardson at www.torybear.com, it was posted yesterday and originated the current delusional and insane watershed in the British media. Read on

 

  

 
Mathew Lewis Facebook's Snapshots

Facebook Talk:

Flick Cox (Keele) wrote at 4.10pm on 1 January: hey chicken how did the Maddie outfit go down! I rang a straw poll at my party about it and they have decided that I have some really sick friends!!

Matt Lewis (Queen Mary University of London) wrote at 4.30pm the same day: There was a brief moment when I thought I'd gone too far with elements of the costume, but it was ok. Someone else was Baby P

FC: Oh My God!!! Now baby P really is sick!!! why, what was the costume like? I know I shall regret saying this but i can't wait to see the photo's!!! x

ML: I'll tell you another time! There may not be photos, I don't think anyone wants to risk being associated with them!

FC: Im quite glad about that, i would hate to have to end our friendship when i become an MP because you had pulled a prince Harry!!! LOL x


A leading young Tory activist was facing expulsion from the party today for boasting about dressing up as Madeleine McCann at a New Year bash.

Matthew Lewis and Cameron

Conservative Future (CF) member Matthew Lewis wrote on his Facebook site that his costume would include a blonde wig, "pink pyjamas, a teddy bear and a vial of fake blood".

Other figures from the organisation joined in the joke about the missing five-year-old, with one responding: "Is this a cunning (Baldrick style) plan to obtain the reward money?"

Tory chairman Caroline Spelman today branded Mr Lewis's behaviour "totally unacceptable", indicating that moves were under way to eject him.

"This offensive behaviour is not only shocking but intolerable and completely unacceptable," she said. "There is no place for this sort of person in the party."

Mr Lewis - believed to be in his early 20s and a student at Queen Mary, University of London - resigned as chairman of Staffordshire CF last month in protest at internal reforms. Images on the group's website show him campaigning with David Cameron for last year's Crewe and Nantwich by-election.

Mr Lewis was not answering his mobile phone this afternoon, but most of the exchanges were still visible on his Facebook profile. Page snapshots showing other comments were featured on the Tory Bear blog.

On New Year's Day, after the party, Mr Lewis told another CF member, Flick Cox, online: "There was a brief moment when I thought I might have gone too far with elements of the costume, but it was ok".

He added that another guest at the party was dressed as Baby P, the toddler who died after a catalogue of horrific abuse.

"There may not be photos, I don't think anyone wants to risk being associated with them!" Mr Lewis went on.

Ms Cox suggested that he may have "pulled a Prince Harry" - a reference to the royal's controversial decision to wear a Nazi uniform to a fancy dress party in 2005.

She said she would "hate to have to end our friendship when I become an MP" if he got into trouble over the fancy dress outfit.

Madeleine McCann went missing while on holiday with her family in Portugal in May 2007. She has yet to be found despite a massive worldwide hunt.

Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann, demanded an apology from Mr Lewis.

He said: "The offensiveness of this activist's actions is almost beyond belief.

"I know Gerry and Kate will be grateful that the Tory Party has taken swift and appropriate action by ejecting him from the party.

"His actions are not only disgraceful in themselves, they will also cause great hurt to Kate and Gerry. I feel it is appropriate that he now apologises both privately and publicly to them.

"It is a complete disgrace that Madeleine's name and image should be made fun of in this way." 

Minor Update at 17:57 pm

HOW to Turn a Story  à la McCann way

McCanns want apology over 'joke'

42 minutes ago

The family of Madeleine McCann demanded a public apology from a leading Tory youth activist after he bragged about dressing up as the missing girl at a New Year's party.

A spokesman for the five-year-old's parents, Kate and Gerry, said Matthew Lewis had been "offensive almost beyond belief" in making fun of their agony.

The Conservative Future (CF) member wrote on his Facebook site that his costume included a blonde wig, "pink pyjamas, a teddy bear and a vial of fake blood". Other figures from the organisation joined in the joke, with one responding: "Is this a cunning (Baldrick style) plan to obtain the reward money?"

Tory chairman Caroline Spelman branded Mr Lewis's behaviour "totally unacceptable" and confirmed he had been expelled from the party. "This offensive behaviour is not only shocking but intolerable and completely unacceptable," she said. "There is no place for this sort of person in the party."

The party is also understood to be examining whether action should be taken against other CF members involved.

Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCanns, praised the Conservatives' "swift and appropriate" steps against Mr Lewis. But he went on: "The offensiveness of this activist's actions is almost beyond belief.

"I know Gerry and Kate will be grateful that the Tory Party has taken swift and appropriate action by ejecting him from the party. His actions are not only disgraceful in themselves, they will also cause great hurt to Kate and Gerry. I feel it is appropriate that he now apologises both privately and publicly to them.

"It is a complete disgrace that Madeleine's name and image should be made fun of in this way."

Mr Lewis was not answering his mobile phone, but most of the exchanges remained visible on his Facebook profile until late on Friday afternoon. Page snapshots showing other comments were featured on the Tory Bear blog.

On New Year's Day, after the party, Mr Lewis told another CF member, Flick Cox, online: "There was a brief moment when I thought I might have gone too far with elements of the costume, but it was ok." He added that another guest at the bash was dressed as Baby P, the toddler who died after a catalogue of horrific abuse.

Minor Update at 20:41pm: Matt Lewis Apologies to The McCanns


Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann, demanded an apology from Mr Lewis.

He said: "The offensiveness of this activist's actions is almost beyond belief. It is a complete disgrace that Madeleine's name and image should be made fun of in this way."

A leading Tory youth activist apologised "unreservedly" to Kate and Gerry McCann after dressing up as their missing daughter at a New Year's party.

Mr Lewis said: "I completely regret my behaviour that night and since, and cannot express how sorry I am for the incredible hurt I have caused.

"Whilst my actions were not meant to be malicious, I fully understand the pain they have brought."


Sources: 24dash, Independent, Sun, The Times, Daily Mail and at 17:13pm on SKY News and Evening Standard and as well Press Association and the slow news crawler BBC,  at 20:40pm The Telegraph

7 comments:

  1. 'Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann, demanded an apology from Mr Lewis.

    He said: "The offensiveness of this activist's actions is almost beyond belief.'

    WELL IMO THE ACTIONS OF THE PARENTS OF THE MISSING CHILD IS DEFINITELY BEYOND BELIEF!


    "I know Gerry and Kate will be grateful that the Tory Party has taken swift and appropriate action by ejecting him from the party.

    WHAT ABOUT SWIFT APPROPRIATE ACTION FOR THE TWO PARENTS WHO LEFT THE CHILD UNSUPERVISED?


    "His actions are not only disgraceful in themselves, they will also cause great hurt to Kate and Gerry. I feel it is appropriate that he now apologises both privately and publicly to them.

    IMO THE PARENTS ACTIONS ARE NOT ONLY DISGRACEFUL IN THEMSELVES, THEY WILL ALSO HAVE CAUSED GREAT HURT TO THEIR MISSING CHILD. WHEN WILL IT BE APPROPRIATE THAT THEY AT LEAST APOLOGISE TO THEIR MISSING CHILD FOR ACTING SO IRRESPONSIBLE? ALSO WHEN WILL THEY APOLOGISE TO UK CITIZENS FOR IMPLYING THAT THEIR ACTIONS ARE THE BRITISH CULTURE? I DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM THE TWO DOCTORS WHO LEFT THEIR 3 CHILDREN THEN AGED 3 AND UNDER ALONE NIGHT AFTER NIGHT WHILST THEY ATE AND DRANK AT A TAPAS BAR AND THEN WHEN THE CHILD MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED CLAIM THEY WERE ACTING RESPONSIBLY AND IT IS WAS THEIR CULTURE!

    "It is a complete disgrace that Madeleine's name and image should be made fun of in this way."

    YES I AGREE IT IS A DISGRACE THAT THIS LITTLE CHILD SHOULD BE MADE FUN OF IN THIS WAY. JUST LIKE IT IS A DISGRACE THAT IT WILL BE FUN TO PICK THE CAST FOR THE MOVIE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER DISCUSSION! ONE CAN HARDLY CRITICIZE ANOTHERS ACTIONS WHEN THEIR OWN ACTIONS IS JUST AS UNACCEPTABLE! PEOPLE WHO, IMO, NEGLECT CHILDREN SHOULD EXPECT TO BE CRITICIZED.

    MY REPLY IN CAPITALS TO SHOW MY RESPONSE, I AM NOT SHOUTING.

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  2. Someday people won't even be able to say the name Madeleine because Kate and Gerry will feel deeply offended.Haven't they realized that they are the ones who have insulted their daughter's name and image in the most horrible way?
    How can Clarence Mitchell "demand" anything? Who does he think he is?I think they are getting a little bit confused with all the money, the media attention and the political protection.And using Clarence words:Kate and Gerry,YOUR actions are not only disgraceful in themselves but they have also caused great hurt to so many people who were only trying to find out what happened to yor lovely daughter. It is appropriate that you now apologise publicly to all of them.Ok,I'm dreaming.That will never happen.

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  3. OFFENSIVE?!

    I'll tell you what is offensive.

    Offensive is leaving three small children alone in a holiday apartment to go out with friends.

    Offensive is lying to the police, fabricating a crime scene and using one's political connections to cover up a crime.

    Offensive is extorting money from naïve people who have been manipulated by the complying British media.

    It's not only offensive, actually - it's a CRIME.

    The day will come when they will pay for their offences against a small, innocent child.

    Ah yes, that day will come.

    Patience.

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  5. The McCann reign of oppression and terror continues and so does public indignation, that is, from those who are lucky enough to have found access to factual information as opposed to the British media misinformation.

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  6. Mitchell's indignation at the antics of this dim-witted Hooray Henry is, of course, as opportunistic as it is disingenuous.

    It is an opportunity to further propagandise the incurably deluded who still need to believe in the discredited abuction nonsense. (those Little Englanders out there who appear to prefer the idea of Madeleine's fate being sealed by child-snatching Moroccan paedophiles rather than a couple of lying British doctors).

    Boy, these guys are in for one hell of a shock.

    Even the press have stopped using the 'A' word in favour of the more neutral 'disappeared' or 'missing'.

    That slimy old bully Mitchell should milk his threats for all they're worth.

    Methinks his days are numbered.

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  7. Another show of force and power from the British powers that be with puppet Clarie doing more talking!

    Criminals are protected, become untouchable and are free to take vindictive measures when criticised. Anyone, like Matthew Lewis, who dares a bit of humour on the matter is severely punished, is the target of vindictive action.

    What country is this, where is our freedom as citizens, our human rights? Something must be done to stop this abuse of power, particularly where it is being used to cover up crime and vilify anyone who rejects the cover-up.

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