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Satirical video edited by Dover teenager racks up more than four million hits online

A satirical video on Prime Minister’s Questions created by a Dover teenager has racked up more than four million hits online. Harrison Hale, 17, of London Road in River, edited footage of David Cameron cracking a joke in Parliament. It shows Labour’s Stephen Pound asking Mr Cameron whether he was willing to disassociate himself from the “snobbish” and “disdainful” comments …

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Clegg’s in Kent, complete with dancers

Off the Record Behind the scenes with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards weekly newspaper journalist of the year • As if Ukip didn’t already have problems with some of its candidates, the expulsion of would-be Folkestone and Hythe MP Janice Atkinson over her expenses was a new nadir. But you can’t say the party didn’t act quickly. The …

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Outrage as article describes Thanet as similar to Chernobyl and like ‘a small module of erupted spleen.’

A national newspaper article describing Thanet as ‘Chernobyl-like’ and “a small module of erupted spleen” has sparked cross-party criticism in the area. The piece, in today’s Sunday Times by Camilla Long – the paper’s film critic – said Thanet was bilious, forlorn and desolate in a portrait of the area ahead of the election. She also described it as “the English …

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Al Murray ‘too heavy’ for skydive

Al Murray formed the Free United Kingdom Party to contest the South Thanet seat Comedian Al Murray, who is standing for parliament in his guise as The Pub Landlord, has been forced to cancel a parachute jump because he is too heavy. The 46-year-old was expected to land at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent before addressing constituents in Sandwich. Murray is …

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Switch-off fiasco likely to cast a long shadow

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • So, why did the politician who was in charge of the streetlight switch-off quit his job? Speculation is rife at County Hall, with some mischievously suggesting that Cllr David Brazier decided it was probably better …

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Nigel will have to make plans after TV debacle

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • The timing could not have been worse, of course, and there is no doubt Ukip has taken a bashing after the Channel 4 broadcast of the fly-on-the-wall documentary Meet The Ukippers. But there may be …

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Impressed by Ukip leader

Having met Nigel Farage at the Herne Bay Ukip office on February 16, I have to say that I liked the man (‘Farage: We can take Herne Bay’, Herne Bay Gazette, February 19). Some people have said to me: “Of course he was nice to you: he wants your vote.” However, that is not the impression I got. I have …

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No real appetite for hard-right populism

Gale’s view by your MP Roger Gale In a recent article, which I correctly anticipated would be taken out of context and unsubtly edited by political opponents, I said: “Let me be crystal clear I do not wish to be re-elected with the support of anyone who espouses the views expressed in the minutes following the murder of those working …

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Have you seen Pub Landlord Al Murray’s billboard?

Comments (2) AL MURRAY is set for the General Election with his billboard up in Ramsgate. The hoarding on Margate Road opposite the Hare and Hounds Pub says “Vote Common Sense, Vote Guv for Guv’norment”. Bringing the #VOTEFUKP message to Thanet. pic.twitter.com/pmK09v5PV2 Related content — FUKP (@FUKPnews) February 3, 2015 The Pub Landlord, standing for the Free the United Kingdom Party …

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Farage fled man in a camouflaged onesie?

A BIG event for Ukip in Herne Bay was announced for last Saturday… Nigel Farage was to open the shop in Mortimer Street at 9am. What a farce. There they were: their local top brass all poshed up waiting outside to greet their great leader. We in the Labour Party had our usual information stall, our parliamentary candidate and two …

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