Ben Bradley hastily deleted his blogs when his comments about vasectomies for the poor came to light, but some of his posts have been archived.
They include two articles he wrote during and after the 2011 London riots, which started after Mark Duggan was shot by police.
Three days after the unrest began, Bradley published an article which began: “Why is our country populated by morons?”
He argued that the riots were not politically motivated, but was being used an excuse for looting and violence by “teenagers with no real clue as to how the economic or political system functions.”
The new Tory vice chair concluded with a bit of advice for the Government:
“I hope that David Cameron and his COBRA colleagues decide to take strong action this morning and put a stop to this violence. How many people need to lose their homes and businesses before we do something to stop it? We need to come down hard on these morons before somebody gets killed! If we have any sense as a nation we’ll stay home tonight and make it easy for the police to find the ones hanging around town centres with their faces covered. For once I think police brutality should be encouraged!”
A week later, ‘bradders32’ followed up with another post about the police’s reluctance to take his advice. He wrote:
“Is it really any wonder that the police don’t fancy going in all guns blazing and taking serious action against the rioters when the last officer who even pushed a member of the public is due in court in September charged with manslaughter!”
Bradley was making reference to death of Ian Tomlison earlier that year.
The newspaper seller suffered an abdominal haemorrhage after being thrown to the floor by a riot police officer while trying to make his way out of G20 protests in central London.
Giving his verdict on the tragedy, Bradley wrote:
“The government and the judicial system need to stand behind the police and make it clear that they will get the backing they need in such events. If Ian Tomlinson was told by riot police to stop and move away and he didn’t do so, then surely the police have every right to assume that he’s planning something; surely they have every right to treat him as suspicious for their own safety? It’s all well and good the government and the public saying he shouldn’t have been pushed but they weren’t there on the ground having to make the split second decision.”
The Met police concluded that “excessive and unlawful” force was used against Tomlison and the officer concerned was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed from the service.
Bradley concluded the article by writing:
“People have complained this week about taking advice from the US with regards policing, but at least in the US the ‘cops’ feel comfortable that they can take action to prevent such things as last weekend.
“If the police are seemingly ‘inactive’, then it’s our fault for making them that way!!”
A staggering 987 people were shot and killed by the police in the US in 2017.
Let’s hope that rules him out of a promotion to the Home Office…