Abduction inquiry Labour aide quits

#1
A SENIOR Labour party official from Liverpool has resigned from his post after being arrested for allegedly abducting a 13-year-old boy he met on the internet.

Peter Tuffley, 27, who worked as a regional officer in Warrington, was arrested after it was alleged the youngster spent the night at his home in Aigburth.

Detectives are investigating claims that the pair had "intimate contact" at the home of Mr Tuffley, a former Liverpool University politics student, after making contact through a gay chatroom.

They will begin a series of sensitive video interviews with the child today as Mr Tuffley remains on police bail.

Yesterday, the Labour Party said he had resigned from his post following the allegations.
Labour aid resigns over allegations of abduction
 
#3
A-S

Not sure what your point is here? You may recall recently that a RE Cpl stalked and murded a young woman recently before commiting suicide. As I understand it the police are linking him to a number of other murders and abductions. If you believe there is some link between this story and the and the sort of people who join/support the Labour party, then what do the actions of this clearly psychopathic sexually perverted soldier say about you and me as a serving soldiers?
 

Cutaway

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#4
RiojaDOC said:
A-S

Not sure what your point is here? You may recall recently that a RE Cpl stalked and murded a young woman recently before commiting suicide. As I understand it the police are linking him to a number of other murders and abductions. If you believe there is some link between this story and the and the sort of people who join/support the Labour party, then what do the actions of this clearly psychopathic sexually perverted soldier say about you and me as a serving soldiers?
No, but it does appear that the press try to blacken the name of the army at every given opportunity.

Whenever anyone who has served for any length of time is accused of a crime they are always described as 'ex-soldier' or 'ex-serviceman.'
Why do the journos use the military link every time ?
Never seen any of these people described as an ex-school pupil, ex-paperboy or anything else they have once been involved in.

Mr PVRd has the right idea, after all it is only in the interests of equality for all that the Labour party be subject to these same 'rules' as we seem to be.


Or perhaps it wouldn't suit the journos' agenda ?
 
#5
There is a case outstanding against one of Bliar's former aides arising from Operation Ore, the investigation into internet child rape.

Margaret Hodge, as the leader of a local authority, suppressed allegations of child abuse and later, as a minister, tried to smear one of the victims.

A very close friend of the Dear Leader allegedly misjudged the age of one of his "conquests" and somehow escaped prosecution.

A female MP alleges that a minister tried to coerce her into bed at a party conference with promises of career advancement.

Blunkett - serial sex pest. Byers - sex pest who kept his socks on!

Labour - the party of sex pests and deviants! They'll sex up anything!
 
#6
I'm not a Labour Party Supporter, so my point was not made in defence of any political position. During my military career I have been in units where:

a. A senior male-officer promised career advancement to more junior female officer for sex.

b. A female officers promised career advancement to several female junior ranks for sex.

c. A soldier was arrested and prosecuted for having sex with a minor.

d. An officer was arrested and convicted for downloading internet child pornography.

e. An officer was convicted of manslaughter.


ALL large organisations will have cases of this sort. It's part of "life’s rich tapestry". The question is what do you do about them? If someone is taking advantage of their position…. Kick them out. Cases a. and b. mentioned above resulted in this. If what they have done is “beyond the pale”….again kick them out. Cases c. and d. resulted in this. Case e. was a matter of professional misjudgement, the individual was not given a custodial sentence but his actions did result in dismissal from the service. Finally consider the case of Pte Lee Clegg – a convicted murderer who served time in prison but who the army took back in upon his release. Were we right to do so? Yes I think we were, because we believe in the Army that people can make mistakes and in our line of work those mistakes can have catastrophic results. I simply apply to any organisation, political or otherwise, the same criteria when making a judgement.
 
#7
RiojaDOC said:
A-S

Not sure what your point is here?
Your point seems to be slag squaddies/army off at every opportunity, why not slope back to U75 where your anti military views will have the soap dodgers drolling.
 
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RiojaDOC said:
A-S

Not sure what your point is here? You may recall recently that a RE Cpl stalked and murded a young woman recently before commiting suicide. As I understand it the police are linking him to a number of other murders and abductions. If you believe there is some link between this story and the and the sort of people who join/support the Labour party, then what do the actions of this clearly psychopathic sexually perverted soldier say about you and me as a serving soldiers?
I wasnt trying to make a point. I never tried to link this to the labour party or any of their associates, Just thought i would let the arrsers know about it. what they do with the info is upto them.
 
#9
Armourer,

No I believed I joined an Army that is part of British society, which stands up for and believes in the values of British society, fair play, the rule of law, freedom of speech tolerance, defence of the weak and disadvantaged etc. I will admit I often put view forward in these forums simply to put an opposite view (“argumentative personality” has appeared on my CR!!) because I think that sometimes there is a lack of debate. At times some of the forums may give the impression that the British Army is the “Military Wing” of the Conservative Party; it isn’t and should never appear to be. Our Armed forces are not, should never be or appear to be the instrument of any narrow party political position. And tell me how can my reference to the cases I mentioned before be seen as anti-military? Not to be open about them and discuss them is to undermine the very values the Army stands for. Are you, for example, saying I am wrong to say we should have given the unfortunate Pte Clegg a second chance or we were wrong to throw out a paedophile? I totally agree with Cutaway that the press make too much of criminals who happen to be in, or have previous military service. Equally, political parties all draw their criminal element too and provided the party acts to rid itself of them thats OK by me. All three main political parties have had a mixed record here.
 
#10
RiojaDOC,

The topic is "Abduction inquiry Labour aide quits" , Not "Abduction inquiry Labour aide quits and lets slag off the army even though there is no real link, but lets make one".

You say "I often put view forward in these forums simply to put an opposite view "...in this topic you haven't put an opposite view re "Abduction inquiry Labour aide quits" you have used it to slag off the army...again.

If I start a topic called "So called funny tw@t Vic Reeves done for piss*d up driving" what are you going to put......" the army is full of pissheads" ?
 
#11
Armourer,

I thought my point was simple. You can’t judge a political party or what it stands for or represents because it occasionally attracts a few crooked wnakers. If you do then it would be equally right to judge the Army in that way because we too attract our fair share of crooks. That is called making a comparison for the sake of argument, and I chose to use the Army as the comparitor organisation because it is the one thing we all have in common on this site. Well, I think it’s not right to judge the Army that way, I for one do not wish to be tarred with the same brush as the few crooks we attract into the service. Nor should it be right to judge the major political parties that way. I stated that all the major parties have been found wanting in the way they have dealt with their crooks at some time or other. However, judged over the long term I would say they, like the Army have usually done the right thing – this is why the UK has been a fairly successful democracy. If you do not agree with a party, attack its policies with rational arguement. My main irritation with the major parties (and particularly the two most likely to form a government) is they are all fighting on pretty much the same ground and not offering us any real choice. In the absence of choice I would prefer to ignore rather than rubbish them. That does not mean I won't vote, it just won't be for any of them. Finally, as servicemen what we say and do does matter. Anyone new to this site and with or no little experience of the military (i.e. about 90% of the population) will, I suspect, be more affected by the words that appear at the bottom of each of your posts. They may say more more about your attitude towards defending democracy than any rant by me....there again they may just be harmless banter. Any proper political discourse requires an effective opposition. Something sadly lacking in our country since 1997 and just as much at the root of our political malaise as the party in power. Lets not have that illness spread to ARRSE!
 
#12
RiojaDOC,

I still think you manage to bring in, and bash the military however tenuous the link. Your reply contains even more army bashing...anyway "fill yer boots" :wink:
 

Cutaway

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#13
RiojaDOC said:
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You can’t judge a political party or what it stands for or represents because it occasionally attracts a few crooked wnakers.

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I see no reason why not.
The Labour party has seen fit to do this both when they were in opposition and since they've come to power.

Or is this yet another example of 'do as I say, not as I do' ?
 
#14
Cutaway,

You are as always totally spot on....except the second word of your second sentence should read "[insert political party of your choice]" rather than " Labour". Like I say, I'm no friend of New Labour but just because one party are a bunch of lying cnuts doesn't mean I can’t see that the others are no better. Once you understand that politicians are in a separate moral paradigm where they cannot possibly begin to tell the truth (and I am genuinely sympathetic for them because most want to be honest, but can’t) you can begin to discern the difference between their lip movement, the words that come out of their mouths and what they mean. They are all quite totally different things, and of course, quite separate from “truth” which is a uniquely personal thing depending on who is listening and when.
 
#15
So RiojaDOC, if you don't lead the "PC" brigade, what is it?

The link that started this thread was only NEWS. What about it upset you so much? The fact that it mentions the "abductor" belongs to the Labour Party?
Should that have been left out, just to be fair to everyone else who belongs to the Labour Party?

For someone who apparenty isn't defending a particular Political Party, you aren't doing a convincing job of not doing just that.
 
#16
RCS,

No I have no problems with his membership of Labour being mentioned. But first lets be honest, these forums have been almost universally anti-Labour in tone and I asked myself a not unreasonable question what was the motivation for putting this story on ARRSE? Was it a genuine feeling that this was a story of wide interest to serving soldiers irrespective of the man’s political affiliations? If so why mention the fact that this man is in Labour in the title of the string. I made the not unreasonable assumption that a bit of political rubbishing was probably going on. Is there any evidence to suggest that any of the major political parties attracts more criminals than another? I don’t know the answer for sure, but nothing I have ever seen suggests that any one has a significantly worse record that the others. By and large, over the course of time the major political parties do act to rid themselves of their criminal element. I’m simply saying that if you believe that one party is more law abiding than another I believe you are wrong. And I’m absolutely sure in my mind that if this man had been in any of the major parties I would have made the same point. Cutaway expressed the opinion that it was wrong for the press to refer to various criminals or accused people being referred to as ex-soldiers or serving soldiers, what relevance has it in most cases. In the case of a political party worker the same applies. I would have a very different view if he was a candidate for election. In the cases I referred to from my career involving serving personnel, in two of those cases the Army/MOD successfully managed to ensure that no reference was made to the fact that those involved were in the Army, where we right to do so? Is that the right thing for a publicly funded and accountable body to do? Yes I think it was because the fact that the individuals concerned were in the military was irrelevant in the particular circumstances. Should political parties actively aim to do the same for their non-elected employees? Why not! Like the Army what relevance does it have?
 

Cutaway

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RiojaDOC said:
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In the cases I referred to from my career involving serving personnel, in two of those cases the Army/MOD successfully managed to ensure that no reference was made to the fact that those involved were in the Army, where we right to do so? Yes I think it was......

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I'd have to say yes too.
But for a privately funded organisation with definite, (not to say shady,) political objectives, to do the same would be wrong in my opinion.
By all means fire the pederast right out of the organisation and tell people, but if they were to hide the whole episode......

Oh, one other thing Rioja, please locate the carriage return (enter) key on your pc !
The single line posts are playing havoc with my eyes !
:wink:
 
#18
RiojaDOC

You at the point of being overly defensive. Both of yourself and the Labour Party.
You are sounding not unlike Mikey Moore when he claims he is not pro the Democrat Party in the US, despite the tone of his documentaries, his books, and his campaigning for them (which he also claims not to do)
There have been posts/NEWS stories about members of the Conservative Party here. Maybe you should look them up to Police as well?
 
#19
RiojaDOC said:
RCS,

No I have no problems with his membership of Labour being mentioned. But first lets be honest, these forums have been almost universally anti-Labour in tone and I asked myself a not unreasonable question what was the motivation for putting this story on ARRSE? Was it a genuine feeling that this was a story of wide interest to serving soldiers irrespective of the man’s political affiliations? If so why mention the fact that this man is in Labour in the title of the string. I made the not unreasonable assumption that a bit of political rubbishing was probably going on. Is there any evidence to suggest that any of the major political parties attracts more criminals than another? I don’t know the answer for sure, but nothing I have ever seen suggests that any one has a significantly worse record that the others. By and large, over the course of time the major political parties do act to rid themselves of their criminal element. I’m simply saying that if you believe that one party is more law abiding than another I believe you are wrong. And I’m absolutely sure in my mind that if this man had been in any of the major parties I would have made the same point. Cutaway expressed the opinion that it was wrong for the press to refer to various criminals or accused people being referred to as ex-soldiers or serving soldiers, what relevance has it in most cases. In the case of a political party worker the same applies. I would have a very different view if he was a candidate for election. In the cases I referred to from my career involving serving personnel, in two of those cases the Army/MOD successfully managed to ensure that no reference was made to the fact that those involved were in the Army, where we right to do so? Is that the right thing for a publicly funded and accountable body to do? Yes I think it was because the fact that the individuals concerned were in the military was irrelevant in the particular circumstances. Should political parties actively aim to do the same for their non-elected employees? Why not! Like the Army what relevance does it have?

OK rioja, youve made your point, and i will make mine.

The reason i made this post was to inform the members of arrse about what had happened and to let them come to their own conclusions. As you may have noticed, this story has not been widely reported hence why i felt it should be made public.

As someone else has mentioned it seems that labour have attempted to silence this story in order to prevent a storm pre-election. Had this been a serving soldier or an ex-forces type, this would have been widely reported, with the link to the forces emphasised for consumption by the scum readers.

Yes, i dont like labour and yes the general feeling (cant accomodate for cpl-rippiers tatses :twisted: ) is anti-labour on here, but the reasons for that are well explained on numerous posts.

Whilst we welcome open debate on these subjects, we also detest labours underhanded 're-allignment of the truth'. Hence why we post such topics on here.

cheers

A_S
 
#20
But first lets be honest, these forums have been almost universally anti-Labour in tone and I asked myself a not unreasonable question what was the motivation for putting this story on ARRSE? Was it a genuine feeling that this was a story of wide interest to serving soldiers irrespective of the man’s political affiliations? If so why mention the fact that this man is in Labour in the title of the string.
This forum does appear to be anti-Labour. If the Tories or Lib Dems had been in power it would probably bear a similar bias towards those parties if the quality of governance, particularly in terms of probity (the armed forces placing great emphasis on trust and integrity) and defence policy.

The Labour government has...

...pretended all is rosy in Northern Ireland when it patently isn't, just so the Dear Leader can fell the hand of history...
...presided over sleaze from Ecclestone through Mandelson (twice) and Byers through to Blunkett...
...concocted a deceitful case for military action against Iraq...
...continually ignores the sound advice of the Defence Select Committee...
...has embarked on a reckless spree of defence cutbacks...
...values spin above all else, particularly when the Secretary of State for Defence cannot even bring himself to acknowledge the term "overstretch".

That's just off the top of my head. Men and women in uniform have to be able to trust those who send them to fight, and this government cannot be trusted.

I do not bear the Labour movement as such any grudge and I could happily vote Labour if I had confidence in their policies and probity. However, that day is far off and will only arrive if Bliar resigns or is forced from office and drags most of his crew down with him. The armed forces voted Labour in 1945 because they liked what was on offer and trusted the party leadership. What a contrast to 2005!
 

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