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PINKIE MITCHELL, short listed! **UPDATE** Now selected

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Post by PeterMac on 26.07.13 11:54

http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707

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Natasha Newland
July 25, 2013 at 10.29 am
If this man is selected there is no way on earth that I would vote Tory again. I would have to check if he told me it was night or day

Russell Jones
July 25, 2013 at 10.49 am
Oh please, not another PR consultant. We already have a former PR consultant, David Cameron, serving as Prime Minister and look where that’s got us. Why would we choose another candidate who’s been professionally trained in the art of deceit? Haven’t we all had enough of that?

Mike
July 25, 2013 at 1.24 pm
Could you ask Mr Mitchell how much money he has personally received from ‘Madeleines Fund’ the fund set up to only be used exclusively for searching for Madeleine.
Not to line his pockets with.
I know he has had at least £30,000 but i would like to know exactly how much, in total, he has taken out of the fund personally.
Donations to Madeleines ‘fund’ given by handicapped kiddies should have been used for the ‘search’ for Madeleine and not going into Mr Mitchells pocket!
How much has he received from the ‘fund’?

Mike
July 25, 2013 at 1.43 pm
On September 20th, 2007, Clarence Mitchell was interviewed on Radio Live in New Zealand. Hear the interview at this link: http://content.mediaworks.co.nz/radio/radiolive/Marcus/Sept/070920_LUSH_mccann.mp3 – See more at: http://mccannfundfraud.info/2009/04/clarence-mitchell-lies-on-nz-radio/#sthash.M77dc3u2.dpuf
Near the end of the interview Clarence says this: I’d stress as well that the money that people have donated from around the world is only being spent on that campaign and Kate and Gerry’s legal costs and media management in the shape of me that’s all coming from the financial benefactors who are contributing quite separately so that anybody who has given money to help find Madeleine need have no fear that their money is being spent on lawyers fees or anything like that. –
This statement is quite clear. “No money will be spent on lawyer’s fees or anything like that.”After reviewing the money spent on lawyers in the Madeleine Fund accounts, it is quite obvious that Mitchell’s statement is a bare faced lie. –
Do the people of Brighton really WANT this Mr Mitchell as a prospective candidate?

Dr Shira Silverman
July 25, 2013 at 1.44 pm
“I was the Director of the Government’s Media Monitoring Unit. Their work and their function is to control what gets printed in the press.” You REALLY want this as your MP?

Perdo Silver
July 25, 2013 at 2.35 pm
Well given his 6 year spinathon for the” Nu Labour mates of Gordon Bro Broon ” Mccanns and their abduction fairytail, I would suggest you have a really hard think about letting this viper near your neck

E Upshott-Bagley
July 25, 2013 at 2.36 pm
Oh dear, oh very dear.
Not a good move by the Cons I fear.

Brian Rooster
July 25, 2013 at 3.01 pm
The Tories just lost my vote. This guy is more tricky than a bag of monkeys and specialises in tragedy journalism. Check him out on Wikipedia before you vote.

Nicholas C
July 25, 2013 at 7.24 pm
Does this mean that the McCann case will now be put on the back-burner, or will he “keep it in the family” by hiring one of he good doctors as his PA and spokesperson? Or will his manifesto include wanting to move his chums into Number 10?

cherry
July 25, 2013 at 8.29 pm
This was the man who advised the public to put money into an envelope and send to K & G! Where on earth is the accountability in that!

This was the man who when interviewed on Talk Sport by James Whale, failed to correct James who was referring to the Fund as a charity which it is not. Mr. Mitchell should have corrected James on this account but failed to do so, thereby leaving members of the public who were listening thinking it was a charity. As their spokesman Mr. Mitchell should have corrected this immediately.

Mike
July 25, 2013 at 9.04 pm
Mitchell was working with Andy Coulson right up to when Coulson was disgraced and who has since been charged with perverting the course of justice and is also charged with perjury in Scotland.Mitchell right by his side.
Mitchell declared himself spokesman for Fiona MacKeown who has since been charged and convicted of benefit fraud.
She stole over £51,000!
But Mitchell was right there speaking up for her.
WAKE UP PEOPLE OF BRIGHTON!
Clarance Mitchell is friends with benefit cheats and fraudsters.
Metodo3 in Spain and convicted fraudster Kevin Halligen in UK.
Do you really want this man to represent you?
I didn’t think so!

Call Me Tony
July 25, 2013 at 9.30 pm
Is this the same man as the former Labour Government ‘Media Manager’ who in 2007 was sent to Portugal to help the McCanns, and advised them to be careful what they said on their mobile phones as he had heard possibly journalists listened in….how come a former BBC man and Government Spin Doctor was not called before Leveson to explain that? Too much dirty laundry….as a Tory I say avoid this man!! All public comments will have to be cleared by Carter Ruck making any meaningful debate detrimental to the Party.

Beeb Fader
July 25, 2013 at 9.49 pm
In terms of character, morals, and ethics Clarence Mitchell is perfect for the Tory party.
Gerry McCann for PM !

J Potter
July 25, 2013 at 10.12 pm
In his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry, Padraic Flanagan, a Daily Express reporter, wrote:

“…the convention was that, although unidentified specifical!y in the article, Mr Mitchell would at times, and on his request, be referred to as a ’friend close to the McCanns’ or ’a family spokesman’ when our quotes were attributed. ”

http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Witness-Statement-of-Padraic-Flanagan.pdf

It was under that pseudonym that, in November 2007, Mr Mitchell placed with the UK press false stories generated by the McCanns’ private detectives, Metodo3, the sole objective of which were to implicate Robert Murat and his then girlfriend in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

This was shameless and libelous behaviour by Mr Mitchell, who was aided and abetted by a pathetic press.

But I guess that makes him perfect material as a potential Tory candidate.

Paul C.
July 25, 2013 at 11.40 pm
Why do the obsessive. anti McCann conspiracy lunatics always descend on anything even vaguely related to the subject to spit their bile? On every occasion it has been demonstrated that they are organising these trolling activities behind the scenes to make it look as if there are large numbers of them. There are not. They are the same people using many different names.

Last night these people trolled the Justgiving page of Gerry McCann, even going as far as making token donations in order to post their tired and outdated claims about this couple and their associates.

The truth is that Clarence Mitchell represented the McCann Couple at a traumatic time in their lives and did so in an extremely professional manner. He has since then stood by the couple in their search for missing Madeleine.

And as for the disgraceful abuse and trolling from the Anti-McCanns, the reality is that they believe no-one tells the truth unless it is Goncalo Amaral the lead Portuguese investigator who was dismissed from the case after six months for his incompetent behaviour and who was later convicted of covering up torture in another missing child case in Portugal.

These anti McCann obsessives don’t listen to people like DCI Redwood who was categorical in his statement that the McCanns and their friends are not suspects or persons of interest. These rather dim lunatics believe their online amateur research means they know better than Scotland Yard Detectives and better than the Attorney General of Portugal who was explicit in stating that there is no evidence of any crime committed by the McCanns.

By once again trolling this page as they do every single page where any associate of the McCanns is mentioned they are demonstrating their obsession. I really do pity their families.

Weiss
July 26, 2013 at 4.41 am
New low for Tory party, just when you think they can’t go any lower. Ludicrous.

Carla
July 26, 2013 at 7.41 am
Director of the Government’s Media Monitoring Unit, eh? That sounds like a healthy set-up in a supposed democracy. Next it will be ‘Director of Overseas Gulag Operations’.

Brian Rooster
July 26, 2013 at 8.15 am
Mitchell has done the damage to any political career by virtue to his past actions, Mccanns or not, I don’t think he has the confidence of voting public. People are wary.

Natasha Newland
July 26, 2013 at 9.47 am
Perhaps Mr Redwood could give an explanation for the finds of two highly professional British Police Dogs, their alerts have never been explained. No matter what anyone thinks of the parents in this case, that is something that I for one would dearly love to know. But that does not alter the fact that many believe Mr Mitchell is not trustworthy and as such should not become an MP.

Perdo Silver
July 26, 2013 at 11.23 am
Paul C dismissal on Mitchels spin on behalf of the Mccanns shows his true motivation,to spin on behalf of the Mccanns

There are over 2300 Facebook users who do not support the Mccanns lies and spin manly due to the simple truth that their “abduction “claim has no basis in fact.

Because they do not believe the Mccanns they are labeled Trolls ,typical of the propaganda techniques of the National Socialist party in Germany before WW2

If people believe ,quite rightly that the Mccanns are guilty of child neglect and they are lying why should adults be silenced by a tribe of people profiting on their daughters misfortune and their culpability and covered up by a media monitoring unit guru ,no doubt putting their tuppance worth in here too as they have so successfully done for the last 6 years .

Sadly for them when Dr Amaral wins his libel case ,the one the mccanns were so desperate to make “go away” the flood gates will be open and the truth will come out ,the truth of the lie

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707#sthash.dYBZJgqH.dpuf

saved before they get whooshed.

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Re: PINKIE MITCHELL, short listed! **UPDATE** Now selected

Post by Guest on 26.07.13 12:14

Some familiar names there - hi Brian Rooster!

That arch troll Pedro Silver won't be pleased to see that someone using the name Perdo Silver is making anti-McCann fairy tale posts.

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Post by happychick on 26.07.13 12:16

No Fate Worse Than De'Ath wrote:Some familiar names there - hi Brian Rooster!

That arch troll Pedro Silver won't be pleased to see that someone using the name Perdo Silver is making anti-McCann fairy tale posts.

Is that the same person who has got a section called Paedo's Corner on Stop the Myths forum?

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Post by Guest on 26.07.13 12:21

Perhaps someone else will know the answer to that one, Happychick. I'm not brave enough to access the Stop the Myths site. I guess that his idea of what constitutes a paedo is anyone who doesn't believe the McCanns?

I was told that he was in the habit of posting decidedly creepy things about wanting to wrap Madeleine up in soft towels. If I am confusing him with another of the McCanns' upright and honest pillar of the community supporters, I will apologise profusely!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 26.07.13 13:14

UPDATED:
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1

Brighton Pavilion Conservatives pick former BBC reporter to take on Caroline Lucas
The Conservative Party has chosen former BBC reporter Clarence Mitchell as its candidate for Brighton Pavilion this evening (Thursday 25 July).
Mr Mitchell, who has acted as the spokesman for the family of missing Madeleine McCann for six years, will take on Britain’s first Green MP Caroline Lucas at the next general election.
The election is expected to be held in May 2015.
Clarence Mitchell
Mr Mitchell joined the public affairs consultancy Burson-Marsteller UK as a managing director two years ago.
His previous jobs include being the director of the government’s Media Monitoring Unit and before that he spent 20 years at the BBC.
He worked as a royal correspondent, political reporter and presenter while at the corporation, having trained as a reporter at the Westminster Press Training Centre in Hastings.
Mr Mitchell’s most high-profile role has been to represent Kate and Gerry McCann after their daughter disappeared during a holiday in Portugal.
He has previously worked with the Conservative Party briefly and this evening he beat two other candidates to win the selection.

July 25th, 2013 | Category: Brighton, Conservative, Politics

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Dr Shira Silverman
July 25, 2013 at 10.17 pm
I feel sorry for the people of Brighton and Hove. Clearly the Tories there have some sort of death wish.

Mike
July 26, 2013 at 11.18 am
How much was the Madeleine ‘fund’ depleted by to pay this man’s ‘wages’
How many ‘donations’ to the Madeleine ‘fund’ end up in this man’s pocket?
‘Donations’ given in good faith for the specific purpose of ‘searching’ for Madeleine but ended up instead enriching this man!
It looks like people that ‘donated’ to the McCanns ‘private PLC’ for that is what the Madeleine ‘fund’ is, have been duped because this man was receiving vast sums of money from it, for himself!

Mike
July 26, 2013 at 11.27 am
Mr Mitchell or the Brighton Conservative Association can always reply in the BrightonandHovenews and refute what i have said.
But will they?
Can they?
I don’t think so.
Mitchell has admitted to receiving money, given as ‘donations’ for specifically ‘searching’ for Madeleine, from the Madeleine ‘fund’

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Post by PeterMac on 26.07.13 13:15

Rest of the comments "Whooshed"
How VERY surprising !
Lucky we got them.  We could always just keep putting them back

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Mine has just been allowed - I think
July 26, 2013 at 1.16 pm
What happened to the rest of the comments. Has Mitchell already been dictating what we may and my not say ? ? ?

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1#comment-81471

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Post by jeanmonroe on 26.07.13 13:35

@PeterMac wrote:Rest of the comments "Whooshed"
How VERY surprising !
Lucky we got them.  We could always just keep putting them back

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Mine has just been allowed - I think
July 26, 2013 at 1.16 pm
What happened to the rest of the comments. Has Mitchell already been dictating what we may and my not say ? ? ?

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1#comment-81471

THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT PAGES/REPORTS.
One is about selecting him, the other about him being selected.

1st report
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707
24 'comments'
2nd report
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1
4 'comments'

I'm going to have to change my name to FREEKY GEEKY! LOL.
Either that or i have OCD! (Observing Crap Details!)

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Post by PeterMac on 26.07.13 15:16

Brilliant. Many thanks for that.
Twice the opportunities for people to be critical,

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Post by comperedna on 26.07.13 16:40

It would be rather splendid if he got the Tory nomination and the Labour party selected Gerry McCann to stand against him. Perhaps sparks would fly.

Caroline Lucas is the sitting, and first and only Green Party MP, and I hope she gets in again.

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Post by Cherry on 26.07.13 17:55

someone messing around with the comments on Brighton paper, sometimes they are there, then they are gone then they are there again.beware

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Post by Tony Bennett on 26.07.13 18:06

comperedna5 wrote:It would be rather splendid if he got the Tory nomination and the Labour party selected Gerry McCann to stand against him. Perhaps sparks would fly.

Caroline Lucas is the sitting, and first and only Green Party MP, and I hope she gets in again.
I hope she doesn't.

She recently wrote this in The Guardian:

The changes now underway in our climate, if unchecked, pose probably the greatest threat to Britain that we have ever faced. Our health and security, our society and way of life, our natural environment, even our coastline, are all at risk from uncontrolled natural forces – disease, drought, flood and storm. In terms of the human and financial cost in the UK and internationally, the impact over the coming decades has been compared to the world wars of the twentieth century.

This danger has been known about for decades – first as a theory that the release of carbon dioxide, methane and other gases into the atmosphere on a vast scale could destabilise our climate; then as an observable phenomenon as world temperatures began to rise and storms, floods and other natural catastrophes became more frequent and more serious.

Since the 1980s, successive governments and their expert advisers have accepted the seriousness of the threat, and have known what actions are needed to avert it as far as possible and to prepare for the consequences. But they have not acted either to prepare the UK or to build an international agreement on reduction. And with every passing year, the threat to our country becomes more severe.


In the same article, she goes on to compare the alleged threat from man-made climate change with the genocidal brutality of Hitler's National Socialist Party.

There is no proof of man-made climate change - and many scientists, who regrettably fail to get air-time in our mass media, are sure that recent rising temperatures (1950s to 1990s) had another cause, almost certainly changes in the sun's activity.

Even the 'warmists' accept that during the past 15 years (1998-2013) global temperatures are static or even falling slightly.

'Green taxes' and polices like grossly-oversubsidised wind-farms have caused a huge rise in fuel bills as surely most on this forum must have noticed.

Lucas favours a massive increase in the powers of the state and is IMO dangerous.

There must surely emerge a candidate worthy of beating both Mitchell & Lucas?

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P.S.  I think that if there are hustings, Mitchell will do very well at them. He has a very quick mind and an answer for everything; he is smooth-talking, intelligent and knowledgeable, and has been telling the media what to say on certain issues for the past two decades. He is a confident man who IMO will come over well at a hustings. Any case against his candidature should ideally be made in writing and distributed to the electors.

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Post by Tony Bennett on 26.07.13 18:09

@Cherry wrote:someone messing around with the comments on Brighton paper, sometimes they are there, then they are gone then they are there again.beware
You may be viewing a different thread. There are two news items (& therefore threads) about Mitchell's wish to represent Brighton & Hove.

This one...

http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707

...has 30 comments and is still going strong...

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Post by sharonl on 26.07.13 19:11

Madeleine McCann's family spokesman picked to take on Caroline Lucas
8:47am Friday 26th July 2013 in News                                                  By Bill Gardner 

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10573661.Brighton_Pavilion_Conservatives_pick_former_BBC_reporter_to_take_on_Caroline_Lucas/
                                    
Madeleine McCann's family spokesman has been picked as the Conservative candidate for the Brighton Pavilion constituency.
Clarence Mitchell, who has acted as the spokesman for the family of missing youngster for six years, will take on Britain’s first Green MP Caroline Lucas at the next general election.

Before his move into public relations, Mr Mitchell was a reporter for BBC News covering the Soham murders, the Fred West killings and the death of Princess Diana.

He also worked as director of the Government’s Media Monitoring Unit, controlling the flow of information to newspapers.

After being seconded by the Foreign Office to help the McCanns, Mr Mitchell resigned his government post after one month to become the family’s full-time spokesman.
He also works for PR firm Burson-Marsteller, “advising clients over engagement with both the British Government and the Conservative Party”.

But Mr Mitchell himself is no stranger to the headlines.

When he was a presenter on BBC News 24, he fell asleep during a night shift, forcing a producer to stand in for him at short notice.

And in 2008, he was involved in a row with Portuguese police who accused him of “lying with as many teeth as he has in his mouth” after McCann family statements were leaked to the media.

At the time, Mr Mitchell accused police of masterminding the leak to overshadow the visit.
 
Mr Mitchell battled solicitor John-Paul Floru and marketing communications specialist Michelle Lowe to be selected for the Brighton Pavilion seat, currently held by Green MP Caroline Lucas.
Councillor, who chaired the selection meeting, said: "We are very pleased to have Clarence as the Conservative candidate as he is ideally placed and qualified to take the Brighton Pavilion Parliamentary seat back into Conservative hands as that is where it truly belongs."
 
The election is expected to be held in May 2015.

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Post by PeterMac on 27.07.13 7:57

Still allowing comments. Pinkie will NOT be pleased. There is not one in favour.
recorded here for posterity - and a good laugh over morning coffee !


Perdo Silver
July 26, 2013 at 1.11 pm
Well said Sandra,I dont know what the good people of B and H call it when someone sell their services to the highest bidder without morals but I know what I call it

Mike
July 26, 2013 at 1.56 pm
Mitchell stood up proudly and spoke in favour of Fiona MacKeowm who is now a CONVICTED BENEFITS CHEAT FRAUDSTER!
Mitchell was her spokesman right up to the day of the trial!
She STOLE over £51,000!
And he was right there by her side!

Still want this fraudsters ‘friend’ to be your MP?

Sandra Webb
July 26, 2013 at 2.55 pm
I think what is the most revealing thing about Clarence Mitchell is that the moment he stopped working for the McCannns full-time, he was immediately employed by Rupert Murdoch’s son-in-law, Matthew Freud, at Freud Communications, as one of their top PR advisers. If anything will be the downfall of Cameron, it will be his connections with the powerful Murdoch empire. Murdoch’s CEO, Rebekah Brooks, and him exchanged e-mails with each other which even Leveson withheld from publication. And we haven’t heard the last of Jeremy Hunt being wheeled in by Cameron to smooth Murdoch’s bid for full control of BSkyB. Against advice, Cameron appointed former NOTW Editor (another Murdoch man) Andy Coulson to the post of Director of Communications for the Conservative Party, then the two of them appointed Cameron to be Coulson’s No. 2. If Cameron knows what’s good for him, he should cut his ties with the Murdoch empire. Appointing Mitchell as a Conservative PPC isn’t the way to go about it. The cosy Cameron-Murdoch connection is harming him

Dr Shira Silverman
July 26, 2013 at 3.51 pm
Clarence Mitchell is the man who conspired with Carter Ruck to shut down a perfectly legitimate, online Forum, run by the Daily Mirror. Free speech will never be safe in the hands of people like this.

cherry
July 26, 2013 at 4.57 pm
Please explain why posts keep disappearing, this is the third time I have had to put comment on, I have not written anything insulting or abusive or anything which is incorrect, what I have written is factual information.

This was the man who told the public to put money into an envelope and send to K and G, where is the accountability in that!
This was the man who when interviewed on Talk Sport by James Whale failed to correct James when he kept referring to the Fund as a charity. As spokesperson Mr. Mitchell had a duty to correct James who was giving misleading information to the public. Mr. Mitchell however did not correct James and therefore the public were misled into thinking it was a charity.

Sandra Webb
July 26, 2013 at 5.45 pm
By the way, I would like to thank ‘Brighton and Hove News’ for allowing all these comments, despite many of them being critical of Clarence Mitchell. It must be remembered that for over 6 years, Mitchell has been the spokesman for the McCanns, who headed up the ‘Hacked Off’ campaign which tried to suppress press freedom (and is still doing so). To his credit, David Cameron has stood up to the ‘Hacked Off’ campaign and to Lord Leveson, whose one-sided report called in effect for state control of the press. Little is achieved by suppressing debate. Let the facts be produced and then let people make up their minds on the facts. I don’t mind in the least if these comments are added to by those (and there must be some) who can write about Clarence Mitchell’s virtues, whatever they may be. It’s just that Mitchell’s track record suggests he is in the business of suppressing free debate, not promoting it

Michael McL
July 26, 2013 at 5.49 pm
cherry – There are two threads going at the moment. This one and the one at
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1#comment-81490
Confusing, but as Gerry McCann said, confusion is good.

James Krang
July 26, 2013 at 7.48 pm
As a former Brighton resident, I am ecstatic that I shall remain a former resident in 2015 as I would have become a former resident rather than be represented in parliament by Clarence Mitchell!
It is quite simply obscene to imagine a man representing Brighton & Hove, who not too long ago was on television urging pensioners, school children and caring citizens to stuff money in envelopes addressed to Kate and Gerry McCann for the LIMITED company (not charity) assuring “it will get there”.
Never before, and I am no spring chicken, have I witnessed such behaviour, and not just from him, but odd behaviour and protocol throughout this sad, sorry and ultimately tragic six years.
Go away pink one. And a very big thank you to Brighton & Hove Argus….at last a newspaper will balls who allows comments that actually let people speak their mind without the usual censorship!

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707#sthash.2Slo4iqw.dpuf
And on the other thread

Michael McL
July 26, 2013 at 3.07 pm
Where are the other 20 comments ? We do have copies of them. We learned long ago to copy anything involving this man, as sooner or later history will be re-written. He would make a god Minister for Truth, (Orwell, you are about to be proved right)

cherry
July 26, 2013 at 3.49 pm
This was the man who told the public to put money into an envelope and send to K and G, where is the accountability in that!

This was the man who when interviewed on Talk Sport by James Whale failed to correct James when he kept referring to the Fund as a charity. As spokesperson Mr. Mitchell had a duty to correct James who was giving misleading information to the public. Mr. Mitchell however did not correct James and therefore the public were misled into thinking it was a charity.

Dr Shira Silverman
July 26, 2013 at 3.54 pm
This is the man who boasted, at a public lecture, of getting a legitimate online discussion forum (hosted by the Daily Mirror) shut down because he didn’t “approve” of what people were saying. If this man gets elected you may as well kiss good-bye to freedom of speech in this country.

Michael McL
July 26, 2013 at 5.47 pm
I have just been informed that the other comments are on the other report, at
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707
So he hasn’t managed to get at you – JUST YET ! But he will.
(To the Editor – Perhaps they should now be merged so that people can judge the extent and the depth of feeling )

James Krang
July 26, 2013 at 8.36 pm
So by the standards set by Clarence Mitchell, who has stood by two parents who left their children alone at night in a strange environment in a foreign country night after night whilst out socialising, and has campaigned and begged for money on their behalf to pay into their limited company… Do the citizens of Brighton & Hove wish to vote for a man who condones and supports child neglect?

There are plenty of mothers and fathers in Brighton & Hove on a very low income who, even if they could afford a few pints at the pub. Wouldn’t leave their kids. So if any residents decide to abandon their kids and go to their local, and one of their kids goes missing, at least they have the reassurance if they vote Conservative Clarence Mitchell will be there for them, raising money for their limited company and liasing with the press and tv, and standing outside their home begging for money to be sent in envelopes.

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747#sthash.gc46adeZ.dpuf

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Post by Cherry on 27.07.13 11:29

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Cherry wrote:someone messing around with the comments on Brighton paper, sometimes they are there, then they are gone then they are there again.beware
 You may be viewing a different thread. There are two news items (& therefore threads) about Mitchell's wish to represent Brighton & Hove.

This one...

http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707

...has 30 comments and is still going strong...



Thanks Tony I see someone has put a note on the comments now to that effect, no wonder I was confused. Rolling Eyes 

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Post by comperedna on 27.07.13 14:26

I read with interest the detailed comments earlier in this thread from Tony Bennett on Caroline Lucas, the sitting MP at Brighton and Hove. I am not a supporter of the Green Party myself, and as a sometime geographer have my own doubts about global warming. I wish I had read Lucas’s article. Sounds like it was a humdinger.

He writes: “In the same article, she goes on to compare the alleged threat from man-made climate change with the genocidal brutality of Hitler's National Socialist Party”

If she made that comparison it was ‘ludicrous’ (sorry), but also tacky and tasteless, as well as wrong...

As for wind farms, I would say the are a complete con. There are farmers who find it more lucrative to farms windmills in their fields for the subsidies, than have all the trouble of looking after bullocks. I have commented that my grandchildren may be volunteering for countryside community projects to pull down the defunct rusty eyesores, and to break up and cart away the tons of concrete needed to anchor each one. They will never be economic: always and ever, other back up methods of electricity generation have to be available for each one.
 
Nonetheless, I still hope Lucas gets in again. There is room for one Green Party MP in the baying mix that is the House, and if her arguments are faulty they can be argued against effectively and voted down.

Tony wrote: “I think that if there are hustings, Mitchell will do very well at them. He has a very quick mind and an answer for everything; he is smooth-talking, intelligent and knowledgeable, and has been telling the media what to say on certain issues for the past two decades. He is a confident man who IMO will come over well at a hustings.”

I totally agree, and that is another reason I want Lucas do well there and to win again.

Tony also wrote “There must surely emerge a candidate worthy of beating both Mitchell & Lucas?”

I doubt that. Brighton is Brighton, and it has a distinctively individualistic and quirky electorate. Lucas’s being the only Green MP suits many of the voters. It will be difficult to find someone better than Lucas to beat Mitchell… and sure as eggs is eggs he needs to be beaten.

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Post by PeterMac on 27.07.13 14:41

Perhaps it is time for Martin Bell to don the white suit and stand as the "Stop Mitchell" candidate.
With the promise of taking the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds immediately after the election and forcing a proper by-election, when the local C party would have to choose a new candidate, on the grounds that the previous one was a disaster.

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Post by Newintown on 27.07.13 14:57

I don't know who is worse out of the two of them, Lucas or Mitchell. Here is a link to one of Lucas's brainwaves -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308939/Addicts-given-safe-rooms-inject-heroin-Brighton-Council-tries-shake-label-Britains-drug-death-captial.html

I'm sure the people of Brighton would be over the moon knowing their hard earned taxes are going into funding "drug dens", some of the comments are really worth reading including -

Does this mean we won't have to worry about the lead on our roofs now
- Brit , Manchester, United Kingdom, 15/4/2013 19:15

The drug barons must be clapping their hands with glee!
- ollie , Ashford, United Kingdom, 16/4/2013 13:24

Give them a drug overdose room...one hit and gone...brilliant
- jayconian69 , london, United Kingdom, 15/4/2013 18:00

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Post by comperedna on 27.07.13 15:14

Who is the Martin Bell de nos jours?  Mr Bell isn't likely to be up for it any more.

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Post by plebgate on 27.07.13 15:21

I like that they printed about him falling asleep at the BBC and the quote about more lies than teeth in his head.   titter titter 

The local Tories must be barking to choose him.   The Tory Party faithful are leaving in droves apparently.    No wonder when decisions like this are being made.

The local opposition could use a set of those  wind up chattering teeth on the adverts, what a laugh that would be.   ha ha big grin big grin 

I also like that if he gets to be an MP he could possibly be quizzed about the Fund etc.  and there could be  be some members of the public turning up and asking him some questions too.titter

edited to add the word asleep in first line.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 27.07.13 15:21

On 7 January 2008 Clarance Mitchell said:

"It may be hugely entertaining and a bit of fun to speculate on a cast list"

On 27th July 2013 I said:

“It may be hugely entertaining and a bit of fun to speculate if  Mitchell will resign his candidature due to his previous connections with a convicted fraudster and a convicted benefits cheater"

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Post by PeterMac on 27.07.13 15:31

Comments still allowed
Flossie
July 27, 2013 at 9.20 am
Mr Mitchell has been very involved with the Madeleine McCann case. In October 2007, only months after the child disappeared, he addressed Coventry University. His subject? ‘Madeleine McCann, the Perfect PR Campaign’. Distasteful?

Mike
July 27, 2013 at 10.24 am
Don’t be fooled by McCanns ‘efforts’ to raise money for charity.
He KNEW Huge Grant would be ‘donating’ £5,000 to his ‘total’

Mike
July 27, 2013 at 10.27 am
Huge Grant is Gerry’s mate from ‘hacked off’ who would like us minions to not read anything nasty about himself.
He wants the FREE press shut down and nothing to be printed unless approved by C Mitchell!

Edith Scott
July 27, 2013 at 11.28 am
Are the Tories so stupid they don’t realise this man can never speak publicly without being questioned about his dirty work for the McCanns. He is corrupted.

Edith Scott
July 27, 2013 at 11.47 am
His first job will be to shut up the local media through shmoozing or if that doesn’t work, threats. He has the McCann lawyers behind him…they daren’t let him loose.

Mike
July 27, 2013 at 1.24 pm
How’s he gonna stop a leaflet drop to his prospective constituents?
Have to research how many voters in that area so i can start printing a leaflet now with a few facts about CM.

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/25/brighton-pavilion-conservatives-pick-former-bbc-reporter-to-take-on-caroline-lucas/22747/comment-page-1#comment-81478
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mel
July 26, 2013 at 10.27 pm
No way, I don’t believe a word that comes out of this man’s mouth. How could anyone accept money from the fund to find vanished Madeleine? That money isn’t to pay for him to spin or be a spokesman, answer questions before they’re asked (who recalls the “whatever the police find there is a wholly innocent explanation” or words to that effect), or even lawsuits to sue those who don’t believe the abduction scenario and speak out about it. I know quite a few people who have requested their donations back ever since they found out some of the parents’ mortgage had been paid from it, no doubt he’ll have a wholly innocent explanation as to why they’ve all been ignored? This man is NOT to be relied upon – if you need a poor man’s Max Clifford PR agent to spin things, there’s good reason. We really don’t need someone like him in government.

Carla
July 27, 2013 at 1.17 pm
No matter how much spinmeisters may spin, Truth remains an absolute.Truth cannot die because it is enmeshed in reality.
The job of the spinmeister is to distort reality in order to distract the eye from that which they do not wish you to perceive. Unfortunately, the eye is always drawn back to the undistorted bits of reality that got forgotten in the rush. These now stand out in relief and call for their true context to return and make sense of them.
This is when the power of the spinmeister withers and dies.

Helen Williamson
July 27, 2013 at 1.51 pm
I remember Clarence Mitchell remarking to the effect that all British leave their children in an attempt to excuse McCann’s for their claim they had left 3 children under 4 alone on a foreign holiday.
This man appears to have little regard for honesty. I have NEVER left my children alone and at 66 I have not known anyone else do such a thing.
Too many children in this country found to have been abused. Leaving children of such tender age can never be right and should not be excused or spoken of as though it’s acceptable!
Conservative have lost my vote and I imagine, many others

- See more at: http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/07/24/former-bbc-royal-correspondent-shortlisted-by-brighton-pavilion-conservatives/22707#sthash.vQcZWY6E.dpuf

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Post by Newintown on 27.07.13 15:42

There are some excellent comments there regarding Mitchell, except mine which didn't get publised.   Let's hope the people of Brighton are reading them.

Does anyone know why Mitchell is standing in Brighton, I thought you had to live in the area you represent or has that been changed.

ETA: I will email one of the opposing candidates later and draw his attention to the comments on Mitchell, if he hasn't seen them already, I do like to stir things. (Have to get the grass cut first before it pours with rain).

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Post by plebgate on 27.07.13 16:12

big grin  @ Newintown.

I hope an independent wins the seat. Mitchell as MP. He would love that especially if they get a 10 grand or more pay rise.




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Post by jeanmonroe on 27.07.13 16:19

I still say September 7th 2013.

Don't ask me why, just a feeling.

I also wear T-Shirts that are two sizes smaller than i should because it feels like i'm being cuddled all the time.

What a 'nutter' i am!

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