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Labour's Brighton Pavilion candidate trolled on Twitter

The Argus: Purna Sen Purna Sen

Labour's parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion has been targeted by a Twitter troll.

Purna Sen has been the victim of racist comments on the social media site for months.

The comments were left on Twitter by user @lemonsfutbal who has subjected Mrs Sen, and other politicians and celebrities, to vile abuse.

Dr Sen said: “I am sad that anyone would use social media to spread such hateful comments but I am also touched by the support from those who have been in touch with me personally and the many people who have commented on Twitter.

“Cyber bullying and online abuse can have a terrible impact on people’s lives and we must work together to make it clear this is not acceptable.”

Bullying charity Combat Bullying has recently launched an online petition on the Government’s e-petition website calling for Facebook and Twitter to be put under more pressure to tackle abuse on their websites.

On the petition the charity said: “These sites allow people space to post anonymous abuse aimed very specifically at individuals who can identify themselves – yet not know who has posted the threatening, sexist or degrading comment, with the moderation of comments and posts left to the people who created the page.

“The fact that these sites are not constantly moderated results in a breeding ground for bullies to play their anonymous hand, protected from any repercussions.

“This issue urgently needs to be brought to the Government’s attention to apply pressure on Twitter and Facebook, forcing them to address their terms of service and operating procedures in dealing with online abuse.”

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7:29am Thu 6 Mar 14

medianscore says...

Vote UKIP if you want to wrestle your country back from the LibLabCON junta.
Vote UKIP if you want to wrestle your country back from the LibLabCON junta. medianscore
  • Score: 12

8:01am Thu 6 Mar 14

ronrostog says...

Easy solution, don't use twitter. It seems half the people that do are egotistical bores who keep writing stuff just for their own self importance. You can't really get across anything to debate etc in such a few short words so why bother? And if people happen to keep looking to see what's written about themselves then they are a glutton for punishment. Leave it to the Piers Morgan's of this world.
Easy solution, don't use twitter. It seems half the people that do are egotistical bores who keep writing stuff just for their own self importance. You can't really get across anything to debate etc in such a few short words so why bother? And if people happen to keep looking to see what's written about themselves then they are a glutton for punishment. Leave it to the Piers Morgan's of this world. ronrostog
  • Score: 2

8:32am Thu 6 Mar 14

Cave Johnson says...

Who told you about this? Was it her by any chance? Rampant self-publicist.
Who told you about this? Was it her by any chance? Rampant self-publicist. Cave Johnson
  • Score: -1

8:35am Thu 6 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones purna
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones purna brightonaire
  • Score: 4

8:38am Thu 6 Mar 14

Libertarian Patriot says...

There is no room for racism in this country and those who attack others on the basis of the colour of their skin should instead look at the quality of their character (to borrow from MLK's famous I have a Dream Speech).

Our country is badly divided and the onslaught of mass and uncontrolled immigration is adding to our problems as former equalities chief Trevor Philips pointed out in the press recently (http://www.dailymai
l.co.uk/news/article
-2513013/UK-colour-c
oded-society-races-d
ont-mix-says-ex-equa
lity-chief-Trevor-Ph
illips-says-Britain-
denial-growing-level
s-racial-divisionf.h
tml ).

The government should start to look after the interests of all the people in this country rather than pander to the EU and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by lowering wages, undermining standards of living and forcing up house prices in the face of existing shortages and massive levels of demand. We are the most crowded nation in Europe and the air pollution and carbon usage in such a small area of land cannot be sustained if we go on importing a quarter of a million people every year.

And please, mass uncontrolled immigration is an ENVIRONMENTAL, NUMBERS & ECONOMIC issue not a racial one!
There is no room for racism in this country and those who attack others on the basis of the colour of their skin should instead look at the quality of their character (to borrow from MLK's famous I have a Dream Speech). Our country is badly divided and the onslaught of mass and uncontrolled immigration is adding to our problems as former equalities chief Trevor Philips pointed out in the press recently (http://www.dailymai l.co.uk/news/article -2513013/UK-colour-c oded-society-races-d ont-mix-says-ex-equa lity-chief-Trevor-Ph illips-says-Britain- denial-growing-level s-racial-divisionf.h tml ). The government should start to look after the interests of all the people in this country rather than pander to the EU and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by lowering wages, undermining standards of living and forcing up house prices in the face of existing shortages and massive levels of demand. We are the most crowded nation in Europe and the air pollution and carbon usage in such a small area of land cannot be sustained if we go on importing a quarter of a million people every year. And please, mass uncontrolled immigration is an ENVIRONMENTAL, NUMBERS & ECONOMIC issue not a racial one! Libertarian Patriot
  • Score: -1

11:35am Thu 6 Mar 14

Mr Sworld says...

^ I think you'll find that the Netherlands is the most crowded nation in the EU at 404 people per square kilometre. then Belgium at 365 people. The UK comes in at 3rd place with 262.

Check your facts...
^ I think you'll find that the Netherlands is the most crowded nation in the EU at 404 people per square kilometre. then Belgium at 365 people. The UK comes in at 3rd place with 262. Check your facts... Mr Sworld
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Thu 6 Mar 14

leftysmellbags says...

Funny how my comment stating that Labour deserve all they get for what they have done to this country was deleted.

Lefty favouritism within the Argus I am guessing.
Funny how my comment stating that Labour deserve all they get for what they have done to this country was deleted. Lefty favouritism within the Argus I am guessing. leftysmellbags
  • Score: 8

5:26pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Dave At Home says...

How old is this story? over a week since a comment was made, on the 25th of Feb actually and not many other comments coming from him before that, looks like a bit of self importance has crept into the game. Ha ha #HelpMeBoostMyProfil
eForFree
How old is this story? over a week since a comment was made, on the 25th of Feb actually and not many other comments coming from him before that, looks like a bit of self importance has crept into the game. Ha ha #HelpMeBoostMyProfil eForFree Dave At Home
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Thu 6 Mar 14

pperrin says...

Trolling is about upsetting peole - they don't mean anything that they say... a bit like LibLabCon really...

A few tweeted words are *AS NOTHING* as compared to the huge harm our politicians do with their every *action*.
Trolling is about upsetting peole - they don't mean anything that they say... a bit like LibLabCon really... A few tweeted words are *AS NOTHING* as compared to the huge harm our politicians do with their every *action*. pperrin
  • Score: 3

5:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

medianscore says...

Support UKIP and free Britain from Cultural Marxism and their poison agenda.
Support UKIP and free Britain from Cultural Marxism and their poison agenda. medianscore
  • Score: 12

5:59pm Thu 6 Mar 14

rubberflipper says...

leftysmellbags wrote:
Funny how my comment stating that Labour deserve all they get for what they have done to this country was deleted.

Lefty favouritism within the Argus I am guessing.
The Argus has gone from a decent Sussex newspaper to a wretched left-wing bile ejector. The rot started in the mid 1990's I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]leftysmellbags[/bold] wrote: Funny how my comment stating that Labour deserve all they get for what they have done to this country was deleted. Lefty favouritism within the Argus I am guessing.[/p][/quote]The Argus has gone from a decent Sussex newspaper to a wretched left-wing bile ejector. The rot started in the mid 1990's I'm afraid. rubberflipper
  • Score: 15

6:00pm Thu 6 Mar 14

rubberflipper says...

medianscore wrote:
Vote UKIP if you want to wrestle your country back from the LibLabCON junta.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: Vote UKIP if you want to wrestle your country back from the LibLabCON junta.[/p][/quote]Well said. rubberflipper
  • Score: 11

6:05pm Thu 6 Mar 14

rubberflipper says...

Libertarian Patriot wrote:
There is no room for racism in this country and those who attack others on the basis of the colour of their skin should instead look at the quality of their character (to borrow from MLK's famous I have a Dream Speech).

Our country is badly divided and the onslaught of mass and uncontrolled immigration is adding to our problems as former equalities chief Trevor Philips pointed out in the press recently (http://www.dailymai

l.co.uk/news/article

-2513013/UK-colour-c

oded-society-races-d

ont-mix-says-ex-equa

lity-chief-Trevor-Ph

illips-says-Britain-

denial-growing-level

s-racial-divisionf.h

tml ).

The government should start to look after the interests of all the people in this country rather than pander to the EU and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by lowering wages, undermining standards of living and forcing up house prices in the face of existing shortages and massive levels of demand. We are the most crowded nation in Europe and the air pollution and carbon usage in such a small area of land cannot be sustained if we go on importing a quarter of a million people every year.

And please, mass uncontrolled immigration is an ENVIRONMENTAL, NUMBERS & ECONOMIC issue not a racial one!
The world was already multicultural. Britons neither desired nor wanted diversity, we were already happy with our own rich culture. The ghettos of Britain must be reversed.
[quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: There is no room for racism in this country and those who attack others on the basis of the colour of their skin should instead look at the quality of their character (to borrow from MLK's famous I have a Dream Speech). Our country is badly divided and the onslaught of mass and uncontrolled immigration is adding to our problems as former equalities chief Trevor Philips pointed out in the press recently (http://www.dailymai l.co.uk/news/article -2513013/UK-colour-c oded-society-races-d ont-mix-says-ex-equa lity-chief-Trevor-Ph illips-says-Britain- denial-growing-level s-racial-divisionf.h tml ). The government should start to look after the interests of all the people in this country rather than pander to the EU and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by lowering wages, undermining standards of living and forcing up house prices in the face of existing shortages and massive levels of demand. We are the most crowded nation in Europe and the air pollution and carbon usage in such a small area of land cannot be sustained if we go on importing a quarter of a million people every year. And please, mass uncontrolled immigration is an ENVIRONMENTAL, NUMBERS & ECONOMIC issue not a racial one![/p][/quote]The world was already multicultural. Britons neither desired nor wanted diversity, we were already happy with our own rich culture. The ghettos of Britain must be reversed. rubberflipper
  • Score: 11

8:17pm Thu 6 Mar 14

ourcoalition says...

Read a book or two on DNA research - that should stop the rubbish that the British are some kind of pure race - we are all descended from Africans - there is no such thing as a pure bred race anywhere in the world.....
Read a book or two on DNA research - that should stop the rubbish that the British are some kind of pure race - we are all descended from Africans - there is no such thing as a pure bred race anywhere in the world..... ourcoalition
  • Score: -3

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