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Green Party members call for Jason Kitcat’s resignation

The Argus: Green Party members call for Jason Kitcat’s resignation Green Party members call for Jason Kitcat’s resignation

The ongoing bins dispute continues to divide the Green Party at both a local and national level.

In a letter, submitted to The Argus, party members from across the country have called on Jason Kitcat to resign.

The letter, which is addressed to the council leader, is now signed by 46 party members.

It reads: “We are fellow members of the Green Party from all over the country who have been watching events in Brighton and Hove with growing horror.”

It goes on to condemn the “pay cuts”

aimed at “modestly paid workers” who do “hard and unpleasant, but essential, work”.

“Unless you are prepared – even at this late moment – to change course, we believe the best thing that you can do for our party is to resign.”

The letter can be found in full on page 11 of today’s Argus.

The Argus contacted both the Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, and Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas for comment.

So far neither had responded.

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12:19pm Tue 18 Jun 13

yawnnn says...

What a good idea,please get this gormlous 7anker out ASAP!
What a good idea,please get this gormlous 7anker out ASAP! yawnnn
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12:22pm Tue 18 Jun 13

rolivan says...

Now the fun begins.
Now the fun begins. rolivan
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12:23pm Tue 18 Jun 13

NickBrt says...

Caroline wont respond, its a long way form brussels after all. Yes, lets get rid of Kitekat now! Then lets get him to relocate out of Brighton so we dont have to see his ugly mug.
Caroline wont respond, its a long way form brussels after all. Yes, lets get rid of Kitekat now! Then lets get him to relocate out of Brighton so we dont have to see his ugly mug. NickBrt
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12:26pm Tue 18 Jun 13

fred clause says...

And still he will linger like the bad smell that's wafting over the City
And still he will linger like the bad smell that's wafting over the City fred clause
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12:33pm Tue 18 Jun 13

wexler53 says...

Better still if the whole lot cleared off.

There are a pressure group of limited value with no ability to govern anything.

They have shown themselves to be completely incompetent - no wonder members of the movement nationally are horrified.

The end of the green party?
Better still if the whole lot cleared off. There are a pressure group of limited value with no ability to govern anything. They have shown themselves to be completely incompetent - no wonder members of the movement nationally are horrified. The end of the green party? wexler53
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12:34pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Crystal Ball says...

Will there be a large beach party to celebrate the demise of this goon?
Will there be a large beach party to celebrate the demise of this goon? Crystal Ball
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12:39pm Tue 18 Jun 13

chilliman says...

I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed.
I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed. chilliman
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12:45pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Fight_Back says...

chilliman wrote:
I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed.
I suspect they are seeing the Greens chances of ever having another council anywhere else diminish by the minute thanks to Kitcat. In a way it would be good for the country if he holds on for a little while longer !
[quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed.[/p][/quote]I suspect they are seeing the Greens chances of ever having another council anywhere else diminish by the minute thanks to Kitcat. In a way it would be good for the country if he holds on for a little while longer ! Fight_Back
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12:55pm Tue 18 Jun 13

BrighterStar says...

Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.
Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure. BrighterStar
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1:07pm Tue 18 Jun 13

JHunty says...

BrighterStar wrote:
Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.
Exactly, but the rebel greens would rather just throw our money at the problem to curry favour with what they hope are potential voters.
This mess wasn't caused by Kitkat, unlike Caroline bandwagon Lucas he actually has responsibility and has to take tough decisions whilst Caroline plays at theatrics with daft t shirts.
The way she has sought to undermine him is shameful given her claims about not interfering in local government.
[quote][p][bold]BrighterStar[/bold] wrote: Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.[/p][/quote]Exactly, but the rebel greens would rather just throw our money at the problem to curry favour with what they hope are potential voters. This mess wasn't caused by Kitkat, unlike Caroline bandwagon Lucas he actually has responsibility and has to take tough decisions whilst Caroline plays at theatrics with daft t shirts. The way she has sought to undermine him is shameful given her claims about not interfering in local government. JHunty
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1:33pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Dealing with idiots says...

How he has clung on I don't know but it could be out of the frying pan into the fire. If he goes they will try and bring in filthy Phelim and then the whole council will be out as he trys to impose compulsory transgenderism. Bin men in sparkly high vis vests whatever next!
How he has clung on I don't know but it could be out of the frying pan into the fire. If he goes they will try and bring in filthy Phelim and then the whole council will be out as he trys to impose compulsory transgenderism. Bin men in sparkly high vis vests whatever next! Dealing with idiots
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1:42pm Tue 18 Jun 13

AmboGuy says...

I'm sure many people would be tempted to join the Green Party just so they can sign the letter!!!.
I'm sure many people would be tempted to join the Green Party just so they can sign the letter!!!. AmboGuy
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2:00pm Tue 18 Jun 13

onlyme says...

BrighterStar wrote:
Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.
well said

and no Im not anti green but anti incompetence!
[quote][p][bold]BrighterStar[/bold] wrote: Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.[/p][/quote]well said and no Im not anti green but anti incompetence! onlyme
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2:21pm Tue 18 Jun 13

rolivan says...

Dealing with idiots wrote:
How he has clung on I don't know but it could be out of the frying pan into the fire. If he goes they will try and bring in filthy Phelim and then the whole council will be out as he trys to impose compulsory transgenderism. Bin men in sparkly high vis vests whatever next!
You mean Bin Persons and aren't they really Hygene Technicians.
[quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: How he has clung on I don't know but it could be out of the frying pan into the fire. If he goes they will try and bring in filthy Phelim and then the whole council will be out as he trys to impose compulsory transgenderism. Bin men in sparkly high vis vests whatever next![/p][/quote]You mean Bin Persons and aren't they really Hygene Technicians. rolivan
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2:23pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Valerie Paynter says...

BrighterStar wrote:
Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.
This is exactly right and the catfight within the Green Party is purely about greasy pole, competitive infighting in my view and I could not be more disappointed to see it.

Youthful passions would be better directed at learning more about officers' jobs so they can better call them to account.

Where are the marches and demonstrations against what Adult Social Care is doing, stripping elderly and disabled people of their absolutely essential home help services? One by one over some time now, they have been quietly humiliating people already humiliated by age and disability who are in real need. Middle finger contempt to reduce budgets and its candy from babies to do it. No possibility of defending oneself. None.

Not unions involved. No contest. No interest from petty politicians spouting the spout and enjoying the posturings.
[quote][p][bold]BrighterStar[/bold] wrote: Sorry to break up the celebrations here, but I don't think (for once) that Mr Kitkat is the issue. The Greens are only concerned with the bad publicity that will affect their aspirations in other areas and that is why they want him to go, not any concern for the situation in Brighton. And what are they actually suggesting then? To continue an iniquitous system that pays some workers allowances for work they do not do because they can hold the city to ransom, or, as is proposed, pay allowances to all Council employees when they actually undertake eligible work e.g. overtime, weekend working, subsistance etc. Its very easy to stand outside the City walls crying foul but it is not as simple as "pay the poor dustmen," because it is also "pay the poor care workers, streetsweepers" and any one else who is discriminated against by the current structure.[/p][/quote]This is exactly right and the catfight within the Green Party is purely about greasy pole, competitive infighting in my view and I could not be more disappointed to see it. Youthful passions would be better directed at learning more about officers' jobs so they can better call them to account. Where are the marches and demonstrations against what Adult Social Care is doing, stripping elderly and disabled people of their absolutely essential home help services? One by one over some time now, they have been quietly humiliating people already humiliated by age and disability who are in real need. Middle finger contempt to reduce budgets and its candy from babies to do it. No possibility of defending oneself. None. Not unions involved. No contest. No interest from petty politicians spouting the spout and enjoying the posturings. Valerie Paynter
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2:24pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Dealing with idiots says...

That chap who put forward a vote of no confidence in the greens some months ago was absoutely right but ahead of his time. Could have averted this mess if we had listened to him in the first place. Ah well, they to say a prophet is never recognised in his own time.
That chap who put forward a vote of no confidence in the greens some months ago was absoutely right but ahead of his time. Could have averted this mess if we had listened to him in the first place. Ah well, they to say a prophet is never recognised in his own time. Dealing with idiots
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4:43pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Bill in Hanover says...

chilliman wrote:
I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed.
Since the Green Party took control of the Council we've had nothing more than 'ideology' from them. First they tried to chop down 5 acres of woodland in Wild Park (to return it back to the state it was in during1946) and only stopped after they'd ruined 2 acres and were told that what they were doing was illegal. then we had the ridiculous system where cyclists are allowed to go the wrong way down a one way street in the North Laine, although again, this is against the law. then we had the expensive cycle lane installed on the Old Shoreham Road and I've yet to see anyone use it. The Lewes Road bus and cycle lane is their latest ideological box-up and if someone is not seriously hurt at either the Wild Park entrance or the bottom of Coldean Lane when the lanes are complete I'll be very surprised. For the future we have the Edward Street bus and cycle lane to look forward to, ignoring the fact that cyclists (including myself) NEVER use Edward St. but go along the seafront and buses don't join until Upper Rock Gardens. Quite honestly the national party members couldn't really make a worse job than the incumbents are already doing. Roll on July 11th for the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election
[quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the national party members think they could do any better, or whether they don't really want to find out but wish to keep their roles without more flak coming at them. It may make a few of them realise it's not just a "lark" running a council and a bit more than an ideology is needed.[/p][/quote]Since the Green Party took control of the Council we've had nothing more than 'ideology' from them. First they tried to chop down 5 acres of woodland in Wild Park (to return it back to the state it was in during1946) and only stopped after they'd ruined 2 acres and were told that what they were doing was illegal. then we had the ridiculous system where cyclists are allowed to go the wrong way down a one way street in the North Laine, although again, this is against the law. then we had the expensive cycle lane installed on the Old Shoreham Road and I've yet to see anyone use it. The Lewes Road bus and cycle lane is their latest ideological box-up and if someone is not seriously hurt at either the Wild Park entrance or the bottom of Coldean Lane when the lanes are complete I'll be very surprised. For the future we have the Edward Street bus and cycle lane to look forward to, ignoring the fact that cyclists (including myself) NEVER use Edward St. but go along the seafront and buses don't join until Upper Rock Gardens. Quite honestly the national party members couldn't really make a worse job than the incumbents are already doing. Roll on July 11th for the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election Bill in Hanover
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4:58pm Tue 18 Jun 13

NickBrt says...

It's very disingenuous of Valerie to talk about greasy poles. our friends from Eastern Europe and very nice people thank you very much.
It's very disingenuous of Valerie to talk about greasy poles. our friends from Eastern Europe and very nice people thank you very much. NickBrt
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5:19pm Tue 18 Jun 13

tradebooker says...

i blame all those peeps that voted Green. That was a bad decision, maybe a protest vote at the time.. but what was plane to see was how geeky, how badly dressed and unstylish, how uptight and unrelaxed, how chippy they all look... should have been an obvious sign these muppets were no good... cant quite understand how they became so popular in brighton. Aggressive marketing election campaign i think..

they have lost brighton its style... its street-cred big time..
i blame all those peeps that voted Green. That was a bad decision, maybe a protest vote at the time.. but what was plane to see was how geeky, how badly dressed and unstylish, how uptight and unrelaxed, how chippy they all look... should have been an obvious sign these muppets were no good... cant quite understand how they became so popular in brighton. Aggressive marketing election campaign i think.. they have lost brighton its style... its street-cred big time.. tradebooker
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5:36pm Tue 18 Jun 13

NickBrt says...

I think its so funny that lots of non greens have been complaining about jason for ages. Now his own party have turned on him. natural justice.
I think its so funny that lots of non greens have been complaining about jason for ages. Now his own party have turned on him. natural justice. NickBrt
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6:35pm Tue 18 Jun 13

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

A nursery rhyme for our times ;-

The Greens are in trouble,
Poor Jason's way off track,
Rubbish piles are growing,
Greens fight like rats in a sack
A nursery rhyme for our times ;- The Greens are in trouble, Poor Jason's way off track, Rubbish piles are growing, Greens fight like rats in a sack Idontbelieveit1948
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8:12pm Tue 18 Jun 13

qm says...

Suspect the greens are trying to exonerate themselves of all the stupidity they have inflicted on the City by pillorying Kitcat to take the blame! It's amongst that lot where the true sneaky conniving slimeballs that have caused havoc for our City, are to be found!
Suspect the greens are trying to exonerate themselves of all the stupidity they have inflicted on the City by pillorying Kitcat to take the blame! It's amongst that lot where the true sneaky conniving slimeballs that have caused havoc for our City, are to be found! qm
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6:55am Wed 19 Jun 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Don't be too quick to celebrate if Kitcat resigns;

Considering the type of incompetent, spiteful, ultra politically-correct Marxists that are in the Green Party, he could be replaced by somebody far, FAR worse...
Don't be too quick to celebrate if Kitcat resigns; Considering the type of incompetent, spiteful, ultra politically-correct Marxists that are in the Green Party, he could be replaced by somebody far, FAR worse... BornInBrighton1968
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7:14am Wed 19 Jun 13

the_grail says...

BornInBrighton1968 wrote:
Don't be too quick to celebrate if Kitcat resigns;

Considering the type of incompetent, spiteful, ultra politically-correct Marxists that are in the Green Party, he could be replaced by somebody far, FAR worse...
Yes - it could definitely be out of the frying pan and into a raging furnace.

I assume Kitcat is Green Central and tries to be pragmatic, but there is also the radical Green Left who seem to have extreme Marxist views ready in the wings.

There are the 2 deputy leaders Lizzie Deane, and Phelim Mac Cafferty.

Lizzie (IMHO) looks quite reasonable, but Phelim look a real bigoted lune (I assume he was the main push for the Gender Neutral Toilets; he joined in with the binmen pickets; and was one of the scab shouters outside the UKIP speech at Hove Town Hall - so we assume is a firm UAFreeSpeech supporter).

Perhaps, for safety, what we really need is a full council election (get rid of all the irresponsible green idiots) rather than just ousting Kitcat?
[quote][p][bold]BornInBrighton1968[/bold] wrote: Don't be too quick to celebrate if Kitcat resigns; Considering the type of incompetent, spiteful, ultra politically-correct Marxists that are in the Green Party, he could be replaced by somebody far, FAR worse...[/p][/quote]Yes - it could definitely be out of the frying pan and into a raging furnace. I assume Kitcat is Green Central and tries to be pragmatic, but there is also the radical Green Left who seem to have extreme Marxist views ready in the wings. There are the 2 deputy leaders Lizzie Deane, and Phelim Mac Cafferty. Lizzie (IMHO) looks quite reasonable, but Phelim look a real bigoted lune (I assume he was the main push for the Gender Neutral Toilets; he joined in with the binmen pickets; and was one of the scab shouters outside the UKIP speech at Hove Town Hall - so we assume is a firm UAFreeSpeech supporter). Perhaps, for safety, what we really need is a full council election (get rid of all the irresponsible green idiots) rather than just ousting Kitcat? the_grail
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9:22am Wed 19 Jun 13

ThinkBrighton says...

He won't go! he wants with the help of the GMB to really bring Brighton to it's knees
The GMB said it will step up action, now is the time for the people of Brighton to respond to their threats in a
positive way, their office is in Church road, Hove, a very pretty clean building which is free from piles of rubbish which you can see up and down Church Road!
and they have no CCTV
He won't go! he wants with the help of the GMB to really bring Brighton to it's knees The GMB said it will step up action, now is the time for the people of Brighton to respond to their threats in a positive way, their office is in Church road, Hove, a very pretty clean building which is free from piles of rubbish which you can see up and down Church Road! and they have no CCTV ThinkBrighton
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10:07am Wed 19 Jun 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

If you want to see the type of Green that could potentially replace Jason Kitcat, Google 'Pippa Bartolotti' (leader of the Welsh Greens).

If somebody just half as dangerous as Bartolotti replaced Kitcat, Brighton would be in very, VERY serious trouble.

I would rather see Kitcat stay than see him replaced by someone from the extreme hard-left of the Greens...
If you want to see the type of Green that could potentially replace Jason Kitcat, Google 'Pippa Bartolotti' (leader of the Welsh Greens). If somebody just half as dangerous as Bartolotti replaced Kitcat, Brighton would be in very, VERY serious trouble. I would rather see Kitcat stay than see him replaced by someone from the extreme hard-left of the Greens... BornInBrighton1968
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2:26am Fri 21 Jun 13

teri65 says...

Its about time kitcat went .and took his wife anya with him. important so glad they thought she was funny when she was in the house of commons and made the remark that all brightonions were inbred.s if you go on her twittering site. all she does is slag us off.now she trying to stop being foreign people move here how she got the nerve when she come here from Poland .she should take Jason back and carry on with her **** makingwith him her back to her country.i wouldnt have to see the twas
Its about time kitcat went .and took his wife anya with him. important so glad they thought she was funny when she was in the house of commons and made the remark that all brightonions were inbred.s if you go on her twittering site. all she does is slag us off.now she trying to stop being foreign people move here how she got the nerve when she come here from Poland .she should take Jason back and carry on with her **** makingwith him her back to her country.i wouldnt have to see the twas teri65
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