Meet John O’Farrell.
He is a comedian. He is also the Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming Eastleigh by-election.
‘In October 1984, when the Brighton bomb went off, I felt a surge of excitement at the nearness of her demise and yet disappointment that such a chance had been missed. ‘This was me – the pacifist, anti-capital punishment, anti-IRA liberal – wishing that they had got her. “Why did she have to leave the bathroom two minutes earlier?” I asked myself over and over again…!
I wonder what voters will think of Mr O’Farrell’s desire to see the former UK Prime Minister murdered? Has he subsequently offered an apology for this murderous wish? I note that Labour are trying to suggest that these were comments made years ago. Well, they were actually written years ago so one assumes there was a degree of calculation behind what he said. He has the opportunity to now APOLOGISE for his wicked words….let’s be hearing from you, John?