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Brexit Party candidate says people should be free to watch child porn and jihadi videos

NIGEL FARAGE’S Brexit Party has chosen a candidate for the European elections who thinks people should be free to watch child pornography and terror videos online.

“Free speech” fanatic Claire Fox told the Telegraph: “I do not want to give the state and the authorities the right to ban things on the internet — no ifs.”

When questioned, she said this included child abuse and terrorism videos, even though she felt they were “vile” and “illegal.”

She claimed: “This is not about defending child porn, right, this is about fighting censorship and fighting for free speech.

“I actually don’t think we should ban Jihadi videos … because I don’t think that is what causes the issue of Islamist violence. I think we have to confront these things beyond banning them.”

She also said: “Actually most child porn is not child porn because it’s simulated — I don’t want to go into the details of that.”

Other candidates include Annunziata Rees-Mogg, sister of Tory MP Jacob, and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe.

Ms Widdecombe is a staunch social conservative who has called for the reintroduction of the death penalty and had opposed repealing Section 28.

Ukip also has some provocative candidates standing for next month’s elections.

YouTuber Carl Benjamin will stand for Ukip in the South West despite making jokes about rape and calling feminism a “cancer.”

And in a separate scandal, the Conservative Party is coming under pressure over its choice of local election candidates.

The Guardian claims that two Tory candidates have been suspended for sharing or endorsing racist social media comments. 

Who is Claire Fox?

Ms Fox is a former member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), which despite its name was renowned for attacking the left.

Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, said “there was nothing ‘communist’ about the RCP, apart from the name.”

He added: “They always found ‘left’-sounding reasons to support right-wing policies and attack the left, notably during the miners’ strike.

“They actively disrupted anti-war events on the grounds that the Committee Against War in the Gulf, CND and the rest were not explicitly ‘anti-imperialist.’

“And they had no solidarity with Cuba, Nicaragua etc or any other governments or movements overseas that actually confronted imperialism.”

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