UKIP-supporting builder accused of vandalism after painting on customer's roof

Local builder Cliff Taylor shows his support for UKIP

Local builder Cliff Taylor shows his support for UKIP

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A BUILDER in Basingstoke has shown his support for UKIP ahead of this month’s borough elections – by painting the party’s name on a roof in Dummer.

UKIP supporter and self-employed builder Cliff Taylor is repairing the roof of the property in Down Street.

And the 50-year-old father- of-two, who lives in Alexandra Road, Overton, took the unusual step of showing his support for UKIP by painting the party’s name on the roof.

He told The Gazette: “I support UKIP, and I know the customer well enough to know he wouldn’t worry about it. It is not permanent, and it will be covered in a couple of weeks.

“If it was my roof, I would have been more than happy to do that. It is just a show of support in what I would consider a Tory part of the borough.”

But a leading councillor in the village did not appreciate the artwork and has called Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to report the “graffiti”.

Dummer Parish Council chairman Councillor Julian Jones said: “The owner of the property didn’t do it so as far as I am concerned, it is graffiti. If one person starts writing stuff like that on roofs, we are frightened that others will.”

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1:47pm Mon 12 May 14

CrossofLorraine says...

So the Tory cllrs are frightened of 'others' writing on roofs - really?!?! Maybe if the Tory Party paid the good locals of Dummer to paint 'Vote Tory' on their roofs this would be ok, but for supporters of 'other' parties to do it free of charge, that's just down right scary!
So the Tory cllrs are frightened of 'others' writing on roofs - really?!?! Maybe if the Tory Party paid the good locals of Dummer to paint 'Vote Tory' on their roofs this would be ok, but for supporters of 'other' parties to do it free of charge, that's just down right scary! CrossofLorraine
  • Score: 27

2:10pm Mon 12 May 14

laurence86 says...

It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system. laurence86
  • Score: 26

2:19pm Mon 12 May 14

alan partridge says...

Aha!

Clearly as thick as the planks he has erected. Just like the rest of ukip.
Aha! Clearly as thick as the planks he has erected. Just like the rest of ukip. alan partridge
  • Score: -20

4:37pm Mon 12 May 14

Pacifier says...

Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories
Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories Pacifier
  • Score: 14

8:13pm Mon 12 May 14

Peter H. says...

Pacifier wrote:
Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories
LOL! It seems Ukippers too are really scared......

Blogger Michael Abberton, of Cambridge, was visited by two officers after he added to a mocked-up 'UKIP manifesto' poking fun at what makers claimed are the party's policies.
[quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories[/p][/quote]LOL! It seems Ukippers too are really scared...... Blogger Michael Abberton, of Cambridge, was visited by two officers after he added to a mocked-up 'UKIP manifesto' poking fun at what makers claimed are the party's policies. Peter H.
  • Score: 3

8:13am Tue 13 May 14

jonone says...

CrossofLorraine wrote:
So the Tory cllrs are frightened of 'others' writing on roofs - really?!?! Maybe if the Tory Party paid the good locals of Dummer to paint 'Vote Tory' on their roofs this would be ok, but for supporters of 'other' parties to do it free of charge, that's just down right scary!
If he wants to support UKIP, then paint it on his own roof. If that was my house, he'd be off the job now.
[quote][p][bold]CrossofLorraine[/bold] wrote: So the Tory cllrs are frightened of 'others' writing on roofs - really?!?! Maybe if the Tory Party paid the good locals of Dummer to paint 'Vote Tory' on their roofs this would be ok, but for supporters of 'other' parties to do it free of charge, that's just down right scary![/p][/quote]If he wants to support UKIP, then paint it on his own roof. If that was my house, he'd be off the job now. jonone
  • Score: -3

9:19am Tue 13 May 14

Upontheroof says...

Meanwhile in Hampshire and other parts of the country, sales of ladders and paint have reached an all time high.

Passengers in airplanes have been pledging their allegiance to the UKIP in there thousands having seen the words "UKIP" written on roofs across the UK. Amazed and dazed with this newfound effective, nationwide advertising campaign, a spokesman from the UKIP, has asked for people to keep calm during this period.

Spokespersons from both the Tory and Labour party have issued statements regarding this daring,devious and dastardly publicly stunt. Both parties have called for a ban in paint and ladder sales in case the trend escalates further. They have both promised to raise the tax on all work wear and PPE, to deter people from climbing onto roofs.

The leader of the Lib Dems refused to comment as he was giving his wife a lift to work on his push bike and out of breath.

I'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news .....
Meanwhile in Hampshire and other parts of the country, sales of ladders and paint have reached an all time high. Passengers in airplanes have been pledging their allegiance to the UKIP in there thousands having seen the words "UKIP" written on roofs across the UK. Amazed and dazed with this newfound effective, nationwide advertising campaign, a spokesman from the UKIP, has asked for people to keep calm during this period. Spokespersons from both the Tory and Labour party have issued statements regarding this daring,devious and dastardly publicly stunt. Both parties have called for a ban in paint and ladder sales in case the trend escalates further. They have both promised to raise the tax on all work wear and PPE, to deter people from climbing onto roofs. The leader of the Lib Dems refused to comment as he was giving his wife a lift to work on his push bike and out of breath. I'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news ..... Upontheroof
  • Score: 5

9:19am Tue 13 May 14

JJ38JJ says...

laurence86 wrote:
It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP.
Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.
[quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.[/p][/quote]You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20. JJ38JJ
  • Score: -7

2:33pm Tue 13 May 14

laurence86 says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
laurence86 wrote:
It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP.
Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.
No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him.

I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above.
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.[/p][/quote]You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.[/p][/quote]No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him. I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above. laurence86
  • Score: 7

2:58pm Tue 13 May 14

IndyFlower says...

Pacifier wrote:
Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories
Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ...
[quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories[/p][/quote]Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ... IndyFlower
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Tue 13 May 14

JJ38JJ says...

laurence86 wrote:
JJ38JJ wrote:
laurence86 wrote:
It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP.
Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.
No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him.

I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above.
Ah fair point. I thought your reference to 'his roof' referred to the builder not the local busy body / councillor. I'll put my spray can away.
[quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.[/p][/quote]You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.[/p][/quote]No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him. I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above.[/p][/quote]Ah fair point. I thought your reference to 'his roof' referred to the builder not the local busy body / councillor. I'll put my spray can away. JJ38JJ
  • Score: -1

3:34pm Tue 13 May 14

laurence86 says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
laurence86 wrote:
JJ38JJ wrote:
laurence86 wrote:
It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP.
Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.
No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him.

I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above.
Ah fair point. I thought your reference to 'his roof' referred to the builder not the local busy body / councillor. I'll put my spray can away.
I’m glad to hear that, I didn’t fancy spray paint on my house. Ironically the because the councillor has gone to the press to complain about this he has managed to push an article about opposition advertising to number 5 on the Gazettes most read list. Clearly apart from not knowing what is and isn’t his business Julian hasn’t heard the phrase “there is no such thing as bad publicity”
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.[/p][/quote]You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.[/p][/quote]No, I am saying that it is up to the owner of the house to decide if it is vandalism. The councillor Julian Jones has no right to make that decision for him. I have expressed no political favouritism on here. Personally I would not stand for anyone using my house as a political advertising board. Be assured should any spray paint appear on my house I shall contact the police and provide them with your threat above.[/p][/quote]Ah fair point. I thought your reference to 'his roof' referred to the builder not the local busy body / councillor. I'll put my spray can away.[/p][/quote]I’m glad to hear that, I didn’t fancy spray paint on my house. Ironically the because the councillor has gone to the press to complain about this he has managed to push an article about opposition advertising to number 5 on the Gazettes most read list. Clearly apart from not knowing what is and isn’t his business Julian hasn’t heard the phrase “there is no such thing as bad publicity” laurence86
  • Score: 2

3:58pm Tue 13 May 14

Pacifier says...

IndyFlower wrote:
Pacifier wrote:
Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories
Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ...
Ha not a chance with the Greens, they are nuts, and have ruined Brighton...you mean there aren't any homophobes in the Tory/Labour ranks?? Ha ha ..no... UKIP would seem to be the party to vote for, might put a backbone in Cameron
[quote][p][bold]IndyFlower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories[/p][/quote]Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ...[/p][/quote]Ha not a chance with the Greens, they are nuts, and have ruined Brighton...you mean there aren't any homophobes in the Tory/Labour ranks?? Ha ha ..no... UKIP would seem to be the party to vote for, might put a backbone in Cameron Pacifier
  • Score: -4

5:12pm Tue 13 May 14

neil9327 says...

I can well imagine that councillor Jones of sleepy Dummer might not like anything that disturbs the tranquil nature of his village, but he needs to understand that people have a right to lawful promotion and protest in what is (currently) a democratic country.

Assuming that Mr Taylor has permission to write things on that roof I am fully in support of him doing so. Indeed as a UKIP member myself, and standing for position of borough councillor in his home town of Overton on May 22nd, I'll be contacting him shortly to provide some of the large official UKIP banners and posters to sit alongside his existing paintwork. They do look quite tasteful, councillor Jones. Really :)

Please everyone turn out to vote on 22nd May, and please consider voting for UKIP if you want your country back!

Neil Miller
I can well imagine that councillor Jones of sleepy Dummer might not like anything that disturbs the tranquil nature of his village, but he needs to understand that people have a right to lawful promotion and protest in what is (currently) a democratic country. Assuming that Mr Taylor has permission to write things on that roof I am fully in support of him doing so. Indeed as a UKIP member myself, and standing for position of borough councillor in his home town of Overton on May 22nd, I'll be contacting him shortly to provide some of the large official UKIP banners and posters to sit alongside his existing paintwork. They do look quite tasteful, councillor Jones. Really :) Please everyone turn out to vote on 22nd May, and please consider voting for UKIP if you want your country back! Neil Miller neil9327
  • Score: 2

11:26am Wed 14 May 14

Suriman says...

'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news .....

Although I find the UKIP article amusing and credit to the builder's inventiveness, I agree with Upontheroof, the pressure must be kept on the Maria Miller issue, otherwise she will feel it has all been forgotten. She is still the MP for Basingstoke, a position which I do not think she deserves.
'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news ..... Although I find the UKIP article amusing and credit to the builder's inventiveness, I agree with Upontheroof, the pressure must be kept on the Maria Miller issue, otherwise she will feel it has all been forgotten. She is still the MP for Basingstoke, a position which I do not think she deserves. Suriman
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Wed 14 May 14

robertspet8 says...

Pacifier wrote:
IndyFlower wrote:
Pacifier wrote:
Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories
Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ...
Ha not a chance with the Greens, they are nuts, and have ruined Brighton...you mean there aren't any homophobes in the Tory/Labour ranks?? Ha ha ..no... UKIP would seem to be the party to vote for, might put a backbone in Cameron
The concensus, as expressed in the comments pages of The Gazette, is that you want shot of Maria Miller. But she seems determined to maintain a low profile and hang on till the next election. The problem is how to overturn her majority if many people abstain and those who vote cannot get behind one candidate.
I do not support any political party and for the last 30+ years I have voted for the party which I thought would have the best chance of delivering electoral reform . In recent elections that has been the LibDems, but they blew it when they did a deal to offer us AV which nobody understood or could be bothered to get out of bed to vote for. The parties which would benefit most from the introduction of Proportional Representation are UKIP, the Greens and any party not winning seats in proportion to the vote they receive. So, as I see it, UKIP, has the best chance of getting into a position of power or shared power from which platform they can deliver PR. So I will swallow my pride and vote for them and if they win in Basingstoke you also get rid of Maria Miller. Once we have PR I can then stop wasting my vote and consider real issues. It is absolutely immoral that the Tories and Labour have hung on to our first past the post system which effectively disenfranchises more than half the voters.
[quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IndyFlower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: Ha the local Tories must be really scared....hope they get kicked out for this stupid stunt....good luck to Cliff Taylor I might just vote UKIP to annoy the arrogant tories[/p][/quote]Why don't you vote for a nicer protest vote to get out the tories like Greens or Monster Raving Loony Party? They don't have homophobes amongst their ranks and the greens are ahead of lib dems on the polls. Just a thought ...[/p][/quote]Ha not a chance with the Greens, they are nuts, and have ruined Brighton...you mean there aren't any homophobes in the Tory/Labour ranks?? Ha ha ..no... UKIP would seem to be the party to vote for, might put a backbone in Cameron[/p][/quote]The concensus, as expressed in the comments pages of The Gazette, is that you want shot of Maria Miller. But she seems determined to maintain a low profile and hang on till the next election. The problem is how to overturn her majority if many people abstain and those who vote cannot get behind one candidate. I do not support any political party and for the last 30+ years I have voted for the party which I thought would have the best chance of delivering electoral reform . In recent elections that has been the LibDems, but they blew it when they did a deal to offer us AV which nobody understood or could be bothered to get out of bed to vote for. The parties which would benefit most from the introduction of Proportional Representation are UKIP, the Greens and any party not winning seats in proportion to the vote they receive. So, as I see it, UKIP, has the best chance of getting into a position of power or shared power from which platform they can deliver PR. So I will swallow my pride and vote for them and if they win in Basingstoke you also get rid of Maria Miller. Once we have PR I can then stop wasting my vote and consider real issues. It is absolutely immoral that the Tories and Labour have hung on to our first past the post system which effectively disenfranchises more than half the voters. robertspet8
  • Score: -1

2:03pm Wed 14 May 14

Suriman says...

Robertspet8 I totally agree with you. In addition you might get someone who actually lives in Basingstoke (in one house) and is happy to commute to London and is trustworthy. Much better than someone who is really not sure where she lives as a permanent residence and is not trustworthy. Bring on PR as soon as possible and break the stranglehold the two main parties have over British politics.
Robertspet8 I totally agree with you. In addition you might get someone who actually lives in Basingstoke (in one house) and is happy to commute to London and is trustworthy. Much better than someone who is really not sure where she lives as a permanent residence and is not trustworthy. Bring on PR as soon as possible and break the stranglehold the two main parties have over British politics. Suriman
  • Score: 3

8:11am Thu 15 May 14

jonone says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
laurence86 wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.
You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.
Surprise, surprise, you got a minus vote.

Can anyone confirm if the homeowner did give permission?
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laurence86[/bold] wrote: It is not his roof so how does he know that the owner did not give consent? After all that is the only way it can be considered as vandalism. I am sure that he would not have reacted the same if the builder had been showing support for his party. We live in a supposedly free country, yet our political leaders sneak through gagging laws and seek to censor all but the mainstream political parties. No wonder people are disillusioned with the political system.[/p][/quote]You are seriously saying that as long as a property owner hasn't said 'no' then it's OK to write all over his property? I'll be around your house with a spray can later on then with some choice words supporting the BNP. Judging by the scores on these comments there are some seriously split personalities reading these reports. I expect to rapidly get a minus 20.[/p][/quote]Surprise, surprise, you got a minus vote. Can anyone confirm if the homeowner did give permission? jonone
  • Score: 0

11:10am Thu 15 May 14

Buster Preciation says...

Suriman wrote:
'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news .....

Although I find the UKIP article amusing and credit to the builder's inventiveness, I agree with Upontheroof, the pressure must be kept on the Maria Miller issue, otherwise she will feel it has all been forgotten. She is still the MP for Basingstoke, a position which I do not think she deserves.
Miller has taken a well-deserved bashing on this forum and others and you certainly won't get me supporting her.
However the whole website is descending in to a version of Godwin's Law. Feel free to take a pop at her but keep it relevant.
[quote][p][bold]Suriman[/bold] wrote: 'm still waiting to hear more about Maria Miller not menial stuff like this. Come on Gazette, get on the phone and make an appointment her and give us some real news ..... Although I find the UKIP article amusing and credit to the builder's inventiveness, I agree with Upontheroof, the pressure must be kept on the Maria Miller issue, otherwise she will feel it has all been forgotten. She is still the MP for Basingstoke, a position which I do not think she deserves.[/p][/quote]Miller has taken a well-deserved bashing on this forum and others and you certainly won't get me supporting her. However the whole website is descending in to a version of Godwin's Law. Feel free to take a pop at her but keep it relevant. Buster Preciation
  • Score: 4

12:30pm Thu 15 May 14

Buster Preciation says...

I wonder who paid for the paint?
I wonder who paid for the paint? Buster Preciation
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Thu 15 May 14

Pacifier says...

I think I should complain too...one of my neighbours has put up a 'Vote liberal' poster in their window...a distasteful and unintelligent lowering of the status of the neighbourhood
I think I should complain too...one of my neighbours has put up a 'Vote liberal' poster in their window...a distasteful and unintelligent lowering of the status of the neighbourhood Pacifier
  • Score: 3

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