Tories unlikely to discipline Helmer for sickening rape comments

The Conservative party have said there are “no plans” to take action against right-wing MEP Roger Helmer for shocking remarks made on his blog about rape.

The Conservative party have said there are “no plans” to take action against right-wing MEP Roger Helmer for shocking remarks made on his blog about rape. Helmer said some rape victims were to blame for their assault.

Helmer had written:

“Consider two rape scenarios. The first is the classic “stranger-rape”… The second is “date rape”…

“While in the first case, the blame is squarely on the perpetrator and does not attach to the victim, in the second case the victim surely shares a part of the responsibility.”

Labour’s Caroline Flint called the comments “outrageous”, with Tory MP Louise Bagshawe describing the remarks as “appalling”. He has refused to apologise and remains a Tory MEP.

Last year, Helmer described poor children as “a bunch of feckless ne’er-do-wells”, and has previously criticised charity money going to gypsy children, denied climate change, and denied that homophobia exists.

36 Responses to “Tories unlikely to discipline Helmer for sickening rape comments”

  1. Andy S

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  2. Knut Cayce

    Tories unlikely to discipline Helmer for sickening rape comments: //bit.ly/kbA7QH reports @ShamikDas

  3. Hali

    Also, Tories once again prove their complete acceptance of homophobia, sexism, classisim, general bigotry: //bit.ly/m9frFM

  4. Lebohang Maile News

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  5. Nick

    Also, Tories once again prove their complete acceptance of homophobia, sexism, classisim, general bigotry: //bit.ly/m9frFM

  6. Aunty Em Ericann

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  7. Rob Stickler

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  11. Emily Davis

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  14. Gareth Millward

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  15. Wendy Dempsey

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  16. FeministaSista

    Also, Tories once again prove their complete acceptance of homophobia, sexism, classisim, general bigotry: //bit.ly/m9frFM

  17. Paul Sandars

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  18. malcolm

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  21. Tom King

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  22. Charles Thomson

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  23. Jane Ayres

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  24. Claire Rose

    Fucktard RT@leftfootfwd: Tories unlikely to discipline Helmer for sickening rape comments: //bit.ly/kbA7QH reports @ShamikDas

  25. Mr. Sensible

    What brilliant timing…

  26. Euro-Tories gain a UKIP defector - but Helmer faces the chop | Left Foot Forward

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  27. John P Reid

    A female labour backbencher said in the Chamber monday that when the Tories were goign to give anomynity to rape suspects it implied that the alleged victim are lying by not naming the suspect, it does no such thing– If rape suspects are named when charged their name should be released next to the sort of information
    Fred Bloog’s was arrested for rape yesterday and Under the law he is completely innocent itll Proven guilty up until the point when He sit’s in a dock and the 12 people of the jury pass judgement and the Beek sends him down, till then while in the dock he is as completely as free to go and as Justice stands even if he is released justice stands that there is no miscarriage of justice and that as he’s inncoent that he can hold his head high while awating trial as such he has much rights to be viewed as innocent as you ,I or anyone else male or female,

  28. Roger Helmer: A True Tory Neanderthal

    […] that’s right Helmer thinks that in date rape situations the victim is partly to blame.   As Left Foot Forward notes, Helmer has in the past denied the existence of homophobia, stereotyped children of poor […]

  29. Nick georgiou

    Someone should punch him very hard in the face

  30. Life: Downloaded

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  31. Selohesra

    So he has denied climate change – well in that case the man is indeed sickening – either that or he has read up a bit on the subject and does not swallow blindly the indoctrination of the establishment

  32. London IWW

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  33. mr. Sensible

    On climate change he’s proved wrong by the science.

  34. Roger Helmer MEP steps down. He will not be missed | Left Foot Forward

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