UKIP’s new Bournemouth headquarters has a previous life – as a brothel

UKIP’s new Bournemouth headquarters  has a previous life – as a brothel

UKIP’s new Bournemouth headquarters has a previous life – as a brothel

Vanessa Coleman

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UKIP is opening its first office for Bournemouth East in a former massage parlour closed for offering sexual services.

The office will be officially opened by Ukip deputy chairman Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine in the former Rose Beauty massage parlour in Christchurch Road, Pokesdown.

Rose Beauty closed down last year after police identified it as a brothel, but David Hughes, local Ukip branch chairman, said he was unaware of the history of the premises until yesterday.

“It was a dress shop when I went to see it in June,” he said.

“I can’t think that what was there before is of any relevance, although local people may have memories about what went on there.”

He said the Eurosceptic party was expanding so quickly it was stretching its organisational capacity and new premises were required to provide a base for next year’s election campaign.

And former Bournemouth madam turned Ukip activist Vanessa Coleman - who ran different venues than the one being used for the office - has arranged a fundraising VIP afternoon tea with the Hamiltons on the day of the launch, at Boscombe’s Liston Hotel.

The 68-year-old joined the party several years ago and has become a committed fundraiser, albeit with no official role.

A former dominatrix herself, Ms Coleman was jailed for eight months in 2006 for running venues for prostitution and possessing counterfeit goods. Her sentence was later reduced by the Court of Appeal.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, former Tory MP Mr Hamilton praised her as a “brilliant organiser” and “a remarkable person”.

“I have known Vanessa for a couple of years now and I think she is wonderful,” he said.

“She is a very warm, genuine and honest person, and I am pleased to call her a friend.

“When someone has paid the price society exacts for breaking the law, then they are entitled to consider the slate wiped clean.

“And it is not as if she was a murderer or thief, or did anything to cause harm to people who didn’t want it done to them.”

Ms Coleman claimed her two brothels in Christchurch Road and Wimborne Road – which netted an annual turnover of nearly £640,000 – were well-run, with happy staff and customers.

She said she informed police when she heard about women being trafficked and most of the profits went to her 30-or-so working girls.

She later wrote a book – An Accidental Madam – about how she got involved with the sex trade, and has since been involved in charity fundraising – particularly for London-based activities group Phab.

The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm.

The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth.

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6:22am Thu 31 Jul 14

manyogie says...

What a cheap little shot.
Look into any history and you,all find skeletons, the Royal family for instance.
What a cheap little shot. Look into any history and you,all find skeletons, the Royal family for instance. manyogie
  • Score: 90

6:28am Thu 31 Jul 14

Peggy Babcock says...

WTF? This is a desperate attempt to try and fill the paper with a totally irrelevant story.
WTF? This is a desperate attempt to try and fill the paper with a totally irrelevant story. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 100

6:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

So what? Am guessing that the Echo is anti-UKIP then. Muppets.
So what? Am guessing that the Echo is anti-UKIP then. Muppets. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 88

6:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

EGHH says...

Don't worry UKIP will be a footnote in political history in a few years.
Don't worry UKIP will be a footnote in political history in a few years. EGHH
  • Score: -59

7:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

This shop used to sell broth


ukip have decided to soup it up a bit
This shop used to sell broth ukip have decided to soup it up a bit whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -28

7:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP!

God help them.
Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP! God help them. Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: -2

7:13am Thu 31 Jul 14

charlie2004 says...

So what. They are renting an empty shop, it is of no relevance what the shop used to be. UKIP will cause a bit of an upset next year even though the polls and 'newspapers' are trying to manipulate the figures to suit their own agenda at ever given opportunity.
So what. They are renting an empty shop, it is of no relevance what the shop used to be. UKIP will cause a bit of an upset next year even though the polls and 'newspapers' are trying to manipulate the figures to suit their own agenda at ever given opportunity. charlie2004
  • Score: 72

7:19am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gastines3 says...

From what I've been reading lately,not in the Echo, the premises has a history very similar to the that large building in London where all the other M.P's hang out!!
From what I've been reading lately,not in the Echo, the premises has a history very similar to the that large building in London where all the other M.P's hang out!! Gastines3
  • Score: 80

7:20am Thu 31 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

So What !

Tesco in Westbourne used to be a Church.
Council old peoples flats in Windham Road were built on Dave Wells old Car Sales site.
So What ! Tesco in Westbourne used to be a Church. Council old peoples flats in Windham Road were built on Dave Wells old Car Sales site. Lord Spring
  • Score: 76

7:21am Thu 31 Jul 14

Synikalle says...

What a truly stupid article from Daily Echo! You should be ashamed of yourselves. What on earth does it's previous use have to do with it's current day use? Do you really think UKIP chose this building because it used to be a brothel? Like that was part of their selection criteria?

It's time I stopped reading this paper. No news, just a load of hot air.
What a truly stupid article from Daily Echo! You should be ashamed of yourselves. What on earth does it's previous use have to do with it's current day use? Do you really think UKIP chose this building because it used to be a brothel? Like that was part of their selection criteria? It's time I stopped reading this paper. No news, just a load of hot air. Synikalle
  • Score: 97

7:28am Thu 31 Jul 14

Merleyman says...

The Echo office used to be wasteland!

Some say it still is!
The Echo office used to be wasteland! Some say it still is! Merleyman
  • Score: 97

7:34am Thu 31 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

It also used to be a hairdressers, what a childish story. It's a bloody shop that is all. Sad reflection on society one "dodgy" thing and the pitchforks come out.
It also used to be a hairdressers, what a childish story. It's a bloody shop that is all. Sad reflection on society one "dodgy" thing and the pitchforks come out. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 67

7:35am Thu 31 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Odd the folk in Brussels have not insisted we go completely European and insist Brothels should be part of the Human Rights deal.
So maybe UKIP has a point in smothering this former one
Odd the folk in Brussels have not insisted we go completely European and insist Brothels should be part of the Human Rights deal. So maybe UKIP has a point in smothering this former one Lord Spring
  • Score: -23

7:43am Thu 31 Jul 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

baitor
toxic tip
baitor toxic tip whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -26

7:52am Thu 31 Jul 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

UKIP USTRIP quite catchy !
UKIP USTRIP quite catchy ! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: -30

7:53am Thu 31 Jul 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

whersmycuffigcufflin
ks
wrote:
baitor
toxic tip
Boscombe
is the new toxic tip
[quote][p][bold]whersmycuffigcufflin ks[/bold] wrote: baitor toxic tip[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the new toxic tip whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -17

8:00am Thu 31 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Merleyman wrote:
The Echo office used to be wasteland!

Some say it still is!
Even then it was going downhill.
[quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Echo office used to be wasteland! Some say it still is![/p][/quote]Even then it was going downhill. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 25

8:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

Synikalle wrote:
What a truly stupid article from Daily Echo! You should be ashamed of yourselves. What on earth does it's previous use have to do with it's current day use? Do you really think UKIP chose this building because it used to be a brothel? Like that was part of their selection criteria?

It's time I stopped reading this paper. No news, just a load of hot air.
100% agree, it is about time you stopped reading this paper :)
[quote][p][bold]Synikalle[/bold] wrote: What a truly stupid article from Daily Echo! You should be ashamed of yourselves. What on earth does it's previous use have to do with it's current day use? Do you really think UKIP chose this building because it used to be a brothel? Like that was part of their selection criteria? It's time I stopped reading this paper. No news, just a load of hot air.[/p][/quote]100% agree, it is about time you stopped reading this paper :) retry69
  • Score: 18

8:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Bournemouth Ohec wrote:
Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP!

God help them.
But Christine his wife is an old Wentworth School girl so knows her way around the area.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth Ohec[/bold] wrote: Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP! God help them.[/p][/quote]But Christine his wife is an old Wentworth School girl so knows her way around the area. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 24

8:07am Thu 31 Jul 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

Echo & the Funnymen wrote:
UKIP USTRIP quite catchy !
UPIC USTRIP
CIPU UPIC
PICU NOSE AND EAT IT.
[quote][p][bold]Echo & the Funnymen[/bold] wrote: UKIP USTRIP quite catchy ![/p][/quote]UPIC USTRIP CIPU UPIC PICU NOSE AND EAT IT. whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -36

8:08am Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

It's interesting it states that David Hughes was unaware of the history of the building until yesterday ,typical clueless political member no idea what's going on and around the area.Its part of the local history ffs wake up.
It's interesting it states that David Hughes was unaware of the history of the building until yesterday ,typical clueless political member no idea what's going on and around the area.Its part of the local history ffs wake up. retry69
  • Score: -32

8:09am Thu 31 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

I wouldn't even consider using The Echo as toilet paper if it was all I had! Why add more s**t to the paper???
I wouldn't even consider using The Echo as toilet paper if it was all I had! Why add more s**t to the paper??? Controversial But True
  • Score: -3

8:15am Thu 31 Jul 14

MMM444 says...

Short of news ECHO ???, must be to print this b@@@@x
Short of news ECHO ???, must be to print this b@@@@x MMM444
  • Score: 33

8:20am Thu 31 Jul 14

chattyman says...

Funny how he's friends with a former Bournemouth madam but only found out on Thursday that it was a brothel... Surely she would have said something to him in conversation about its previous use when she found out where they planned to use as their head office!? Funny that...
Funny how he's friends with a former Bournemouth madam but only found out on Thursday that it was a brothel... Surely she would have said something to him in conversation about its previous use when she found out where they planned to use as their head office!? Funny that... chattyman
  • Score: -6

8:20am Thu 31 Jul 14

jpm2067 says...

Absolutely totally ridiculous story....why do you do it Echo? And why oh why do you never feedback to the people (your readers) who post on here...isn't this a technology driven channel for two way communication? You'd go up in people's estimation if you were to 'defend' your corner and I bet you'd get more positive feedback on some of the stories you do cover
Absolutely totally ridiculous story....why do you do it Echo? And why oh why do you never feedback to the people (your readers) who post on here...isn't this a technology driven channel for two way communication? You'd go up in people's estimation if you were to 'defend' your corner and I bet you'd get more positive feedback on some of the stories you do cover jpm2067
  • Score: 33

8:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping. Lord Spring
  • Score: -13

8:32am Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.[/p][/quote]Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :) retry69
  • Score: 10

8:34am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gordon Cann says...

I wonder if members of UKIP are even aware of the history of their own party, leave alone the irrelevant history of the building they intend to use; do they still want to build three new aircraft carriers,(at £3.6 billions each) make a huge increase in defence expenditure and effectively destroy the NHS by offering vouchers to those who wish to opt out and presumably go private, and if that is still the case why not extend it to education so that more young people can go the the kind of public school that Mr,Farage attended - Dulwich College- current fees for day pupils £17.400!

Still at least UKIP supporters wont be able to see those dreadful Europeans from the cliffs of Bournemouth.
I wonder if members of UKIP are even aware of the history of their own party, leave alone the irrelevant history of the building they intend to use; do they still want to build three new aircraft carriers,(at £3.6 billions each) make a huge increase in defence expenditure and effectively destroy the NHS by offering vouchers to those who wish to opt out and presumably go private, and if that is still the case why not extend it to education so that more young people can go the the kind of public school that Mr,Farage attended - Dulwich College- current fees for day pupils £17.400! Still at least UKIP supporters wont be able to see those dreadful Europeans from the cliffs of Bournemouth. Gordon Cann
  • Score: 5

8:45am Thu 31 Jul 14

pauls55 says...

Quite appropriate, after all the main supporters of UKIP are sad, lonely,old men so they should feel at home there.
Quite appropriate, after all the main supporters of UKIP are sad, lonely,old men so they should feel at home there. pauls55
  • Score: -29

8:45am Thu 31 Jul 14

yet_another_one says...

Fingersonthem wrote:
Bournemouth Ohec wrote:
Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP!

God help them.
But Christine his wife is an old Wentworth School girl so knows her way around the area.
May I ask what is your meaning is here ????????

Ever heard of that old adage about what people who live in houses made of glass shouldn't do - not literally, please read between the lines.

I'm also of the opinion the electorate would vote for a Gorilla if it was wearing the correct colour, that is dependent on political flavour of the area - to understand, you only have to look at some of our wonderful politicians in Westminster or is that being unkind to Gorillas'.
[quote][p][bold]Fingersonthem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournemouth Ohec[/bold] wrote: Neil Hamilton is deputy chairman of UKIP! God help them.[/p][/quote]But Christine his wife is an old Wentworth School girl so knows her way around the area.[/p][/quote]May I ask what is your meaning is here ???????? Ever heard of that old adage about what people who live in houses made of glass shouldn't do - not literally, please read between the lines. I'm also of the opinion the electorate would vote for a Gorilla if it was wearing the correct colour, that is dependent on political flavour of the area - to understand, you only have to look at some of our wonderful politicians in Westminster or is that being unkind to Gorillas'. yet_another_one
  • Score: 29

8:49am Thu 31 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

They say that sex sells, I wonder if it also helps to secure votes ?
They say that sex sells, I wonder if it also helps to secure votes ? BmthNewshound
  • Score: -21

8:52am Thu 31 Jul 14

Mike_French says...

Ah ha! - A pavement cyclist, what a surprise.
Ah ha! - A pavement cyclist, what a surprise. Mike_French
  • Score: -21

8:58am Thu 31 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Give her the job of Chief Whip !
Give her the job of Chief Whip ! politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 12

9:07am Thu 31 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Who cares what it used to be, the point is that it's being used for something worth while now and paying rent, this is a cheap shot article and really lowers the tone of Echo reporting.
Who cares what it used to be, the point is that it's being used for something worth while now and paying rent, this is a cheap shot article and really lowers the tone of Echo reporting. Hessenford
  • Score: 28

9:16am Thu 31 Jul 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

Please don't talk nonsense on here
UKIP don't like competition
Please don't talk nonsense on here UKIP don't like competition whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -23

9:20am Thu 31 Jul 14

mooninpisces says...

So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant.

But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds?

Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote?
So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant. But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds? Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote? mooninpisces
  • Score: -10

9:21am Thu 31 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
So what? Am guessing that the Echo is anti-UKIP then. Muppets.
Exactly what I thought, So bliimin' what?!
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: So what? Am guessing that the Echo is anti-UKIP then. Muppets.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I thought, So bliimin' what?! JemBmth
  • Score: 21

9:23am Thu 31 Jul 14

master plan says...

So what ukip has taken a building that match there needs hardly news.if your a paper that wants to cause political stir publish the photos of George Osborne with a madam.
So what ukip has taken a building that match there needs hardly news.if your a paper that wants to cause political stir publish the photos of George Osborne with a madam. master plan
  • Score: 28

9:56am Thu 31 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)
A stream Boscombe Secondary School yes Boscombe. could not get in at Eton or Arrow
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.[/p][/quote]Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)[/p][/quote]A stream Boscombe Secondary School yes Boscombe. could not get in at Eton or Arrow Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

10:00am Thu 31 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKIP-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKIP-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments! MrPitiful
  • Score: -19

10:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)
A stream Boscombe Secondary School yes Boscombe. could not get in at Eton or Arrow
I knew it! All you anti Boscombe morons who said nothing good has come out of Boscombe ,be ashamed by your comments a shining example to us all .Stay safe and well dear boy :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.[/p][/quote]Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)[/p][/quote]A stream Boscombe Secondary School yes Boscombe. could not get in at Eton or Arrow[/p][/quote]I knew it! All you anti Boscombe morons who said nothing good has come out of Boscombe ,be ashamed by your comments a shining example to us all .Stay safe and well dear boy :) retry69
  • Score: 3

10:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

Mr MSP says...

Now that is a good place to use to screw the taxpayer
Now that is a good place to use to screw the taxpayer Mr MSP
  • Score: -10

10:06am Thu 31 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

It's probably well known already to several mp's, from all parties, as we have had many party conferences in B'mouth over the years!
It's probably well known already to several mp's, from all parties, as we have had many party conferences in B'mouth over the years! canfordcherry
  • Score: 7

10:11am Thu 31 Jul 14

Sir Cliff East says...

So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners.

Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council.
So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners. Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council. Sir Cliff East
  • Score: 34

10:11am Thu 31 Jul 14

Baysider says...

At least the previous occupants were honest and providing a useful service...


The Hamilton's and UKIP, a match made in heaven.
At least the previous occupants were honest and providing a useful service... The Hamilton's and UKIP, a match made in heaven. Baysider
  • Score: 0

10:17am Thu 31 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Sir Cliff East wrote:
So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners.

Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council.
Does that mean it going to be an opticians.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners. Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council.[/p][/quote]Does that mean it going to be an opticians. Lord Spring
  • Score: -11

10:29am Thu 31 Jul 14

wonderway says...

as this building was a1 useage now it is office space has their been a application for change of useage

other wise who is the pro here the person who had this unitover a year ago to trade in or the echo using the headline above think the echo is realy dipped into the bottom of the barrel on this one perhaps you should change you banner from blue to red
as this building was a1 useage now it is office space has their been a application for change of useage other wise who is the pro here the person who had this unitover a year ago to trade in or the echo using the headline above think the echo is realy dipped into the bottom of the barrel on this one perhaps you should change you banner from blue to red wonderway
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

BoscVegas says...

I'm glad they are going to restore an old building to its former glory by filling it back up with professional w*nkers.
I'm glad they are going to restore an old building to its former glory by filling it back up with professional w*nkers. BoscVegas
  • Score: -10

10:56am Thu 31 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Not exactly phone hacking is it Tory Boys !
Not exactly phone hacking is it Tory Boys ! politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 12

11:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Apparently the Daily Echo used to be a quality newspaper.
Apparently the Daily Echo used to be a quality newspaper. speedy231278
  • Score: 23

11:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

I think the comments on here make better reading than the Echo itself. It does seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel for articles these days. I think the awards they used to win will become very collectible one day!
I think the comments on here make better reading than the Echo itself. It does seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel for articles these days. I think the awards they used to win will become very collectible one day! JemBmth
  • Score: 22

11:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

boyerboy says...

Dear Echo,

Journalism was a fine occupation, no longer.I passed a board outside a newsagents this morning headline" UKIP takes over brothel" what utter drivel...a cheap shot.

You are no longer worthy of being classed as a reputable source of local information, how sad.By the way, I am not a UKIP supporter.

Sad really, especially a Chippies can no longer use your unsold copies......
Dear Echo, Journalism was a fine occupation, no longer.I passed a board outside a newsagents this morning headline" UKIP takes over brothel" what utter drivel...a cheap shot. You are no longer worthy of being classed as a reputable source of local information, how sad.By the way, I am not a UKIP supporter. Sad really, especially a Chippies can no longer use your unsold copies...... boyerboy
  • Score: 30

11:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

John T says...

mooninpisces wrote:
So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant.

But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds?

Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote?
I think the UKIP terminology for this is '****'.
[quote][p][bold]mooninpisces[/bold] wrote: So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant. But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds? Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote?[/p][/quote]I think the UKIP terminology for this is '****'. John T
  • Score: 2

11:19am Thu 31 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Seems very apt to me seeing as UKIP will probably f*** the opposition
Come election time.
Seems very apt to me seeing as UKIP will probably f*** the opposition Come election time. BIGTONE
  • Score: 9

11:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)
Steady you two, you're in agreement
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.[/p][/quote]Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)[/p][/quote]Steady you two, you're in agreement bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 4

11:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

weston27 says...

What a rubbish from the Echo, the paper is not even good for toilet usage with all the assistants of the reporters.

Bournemouth is a Tory ground, mixed with the Lib, they do their best to create dirty campaign for UKIP.
this story that they have printed its a fake and they will be up for a legal court case . What a disgrace
What a rubbish from the Echo, the paper is not even good for toilet usage with all the assistants of the reporters. Bournemouth is a Tory ground, mixed with the Lib, they do their best to create dirty campaign for UKIP. this story that they have printed its a fake and they will be up for a legal court case . What a disgrace weston27
  • Score: 12

11:40am Thu 31 Jul 14

John T says...

It is strange that the Echo headlines with a dirty word like UKIP but obliterates an Oxford English Dictionary like ' sl*t'.
It is strange that the Echo headlines with a dirty word like UKIP but obliterates an Oxford English Dictionary like ' sl*t'. John T
  • Score: -11

11:43am Thu 31 Jul 14

John T says...

John T wrote:
It is strange that the Echo headlines with a dirty word like UKIP but obliterates an Oxford English Dictionary like ' sl*t'.
Apologies for the missing word!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: It is strange that the Echo headlines with a dirty word like UKIP but obliterates an Oxford English Dictionary like ' sl*t'.[/p][/quote]Apologies for the missing word! John T
  • Score: -7

11:54am Thu 31 Jul 14

BournemouthMum says...

So, we have a sleazy ex Tory politician (cash-for-questions Hamilton), an ex brothel keeper - Vanessa Coleman and a former brothel! Lol - the world of politics encapsulated.
So, we have a sleazy ex Tory politician (cash-for-questions Hamilton), an ex brothel keeper - Vanessa Coleman and a former brothel! Lol - the world of politics encapsulated. BournemouthMum
  • Score: 4

12:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me .

What would you do if it was being not being published,
I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published .
Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.
Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)
Steady you two, you're in agreement
Yes I am finding that I am being slowly attracted to him,can't put my finger on it but it gives me a warm glow inside aaaaaaaaaaaah :)
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: All these derogatory remarks about his paper annoy me . What would you do if it was being not being published, I get up in the morning and look at it and think to myself what can I bleat about today. There is always something for the soapbox to be got out for which we must be truly thankful. There sometimes maybe a newsworthy item which we would have not known about if it was not published . Oh thee of little faith carry on reading but keep griping.[/p][/quote]Good Lord ! Well said dear boy and you spelt derogatory correct,that's breeding for you :)[/p][/quote]Steady you two, you're in agreement[/p][/quote]Yes I am finding that I am being slowly attracted to him,can't put my finger on it but it gives me a warm glow inside aaaaaaaaaaaah :) retry69
  • Score: -4

1:11pm Thu 31 Jul 14

jlawford79 says...

UKIP may be renting a former property which used to be a "brothel" - so what?

Day in day out, the Daily Echo accepts money from shops and independents in its classified section for "Alternative Therapy" and "massage", of which I hear about 95% are exactly the same as the above.

And this DESPITE Newsquest years ago saying they would never be doing this again...?
UKIP may be renting a former property which used to be a "brothel" - so what? Day in day out, the Daily Echo accepts money from shops and independents in its classified section for "Alternative Therapy" and "massage", of which I hear about 95% are exactly the same as the above. And this DESPITE Newsquest years ago saying they would never be doing this again...? jlawford79
  • Score: 21

1:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

jlawford79 says...

Speaking at the time (in July 2008), Andy Parkes, group editor at Newsquest South London, said: "Despite operating in accordance with industry guidelines, the company has taken a decision to no longer publish adult services advertisements, either in print or on its websites.

"Increasing concerns regarding the appalling issue of human trafficking has been significant in this decision, which is effective immediately."
Speaking at the time (in July 2008), Andy Parkes, group editor at Newsquest South London, said: "Despite operating in accordance with industry guidelines, the company has taken a decision to no longer publish adult services advertisements, either in print or on its websites. "Increasing concerns regarding the appalling issue of human trafficking has been significant in this decision, which is effective immediately." jlawford79
  • Score: 16

1:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bogtrotter says...

Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence.
Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence. bogtrotter
  • Score: -3

1:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

wayneofafcb says...

mooninpisces wrote:
So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant.

But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds?

Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote?
This is the main point, not the premises former use, but the people in the story. What a bunch.
[quote][p][bold]mooninpisces[/bold] wrote: So the local UKIP chairman thinks past history is irrelevant. But he chooses the ex-MP central to the cash-for-questions scandal to open the local office in a former brothel, and an ex-dominatrix to raise the funds? Any one of these in isolation might be understandable. But all three? Just what image for his party is he trying to promote?[/p][/quote]This is the main point, not the premises former use, but the people in the story. What a bunch. wayneofafcb
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BoscVegas says...

bogtrotter wrote:
Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence.
There are effectively two types of UKIP voter. The old colonials (not a direct reference to the commenter on this forum) who are deluded in thinking that Britain still have political / economic clout and presumably think we can go back to relying on the empire (?) and jealous under achievers whom find it upsetting that immigrants are able to have jobs/make money/buy houses when they can't. There are plenty of both types of people in Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]bogtrotter[/bold] wrote: Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence.[/p][/quote]There are effectively two types of UKIP voter. The old colonials (not a direct reference to the commenter on this forum) who are deluded in thinking that Britain still have political / economic clout and presumably think we can go back to relying on the empire (?) and jealous under achievers whom find it upsetting that immigrants are able to have jobs/make money/buy houses when they can't. There are plenty of both types of people in Boscombe. BoscVegas
  • Score: -5

2:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bogtrotter says...

BoscVegas wrote:
bogtrotter wrote:
Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence.
There are effectively two types of UKIP voter. The old colonials (not a direct reference to the commenter on this forum) who are deluded in thinking that Britain still have political / economic clout and presumably think we can go back to relying on the empire (?) and jealous under achievers whom find it upsetting that immigrants are able to have jobs/make money/buy houses when they can't. There are plenty of both types of people in Boscombe.
I don't disagree with any of that per se. UKIP are purely playing on the 'floodgates' being opened, so to speak, under Labour and using it as a weapon to attract the lazy and uneducated. That can often work in politics.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bogtrotter[/bold] wrote: Why are UKIP opening an office in Boscombe? Is there anyone that is a) British and b) sober that still lives there? Unless they find people that are both, they may find it an awkward residence.[/p][/quote]There are effectively two types of UKIP voter. The old colonials (not a direct reference to the commenter on this forum) who are deluded in thinking that Britain still have political / economic clout and presumably think we can go back to relying on the empire (?) and jealous under achievers whom find it upsetting that immigrants are able to have jobs/make money/buy houses when they can't. There are plenty of both types of people in Boscombe.[/p][/quote]I don't disagree with any of that per se. UKIP are purely playing on the 'floodgates' being opened, so to speak, under Labour and using it as a weapon to attract the lazy and uneducated. That can often work in politics. bogtrotter
  • Score: -15

2:34pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Martin Caine says...

MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI
P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really. Martin Caine
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Thu 31 Jul 14

davecook says...

Maybe Nigel Farage was a tad drunk when someone suggested opening a branch in Brussels, he got confused and opened a branch in a brothel........
Maybe Nigel Farage was a tad drunk when someone suggested opening a branch in Brussels, he got confused and opened a branch in a brothel........ davecook
  • Score: -3

3:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

retry69 says...

Martin Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI

P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
At least there is some good news around :)
[quote][p][bold]Martin Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.[/p][/quote]At least there is some good news around :) retry69
  • Score: -7

3:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Honestlee says...

Another prime bit of cheap reporting from a sad gossipy little paper whose headlines are purely designed to try to boost sales of their lacklustre newspaper.

The founders of the Daily Echo would turn in their graves at this sad pathetic non story .

Just for your information it was not the Police that hounded the previous owners out of these premises (or Atlas House nearby) but a sad little group of small minded people who devote their lives to trying to control how others lead their lives. There was also a corner 'Bookshop' that was put out of business by like minded nobodies who took the law into their own hands and repeatedly smashed their windows and daubed the shop with slogans...nice area we live in isn't it !!!!! Great community spirit.
Another prime bit of cheap reporting from a sad gossipy little paper whose headlines are purely designed to try to boost sales of their lacklustre newspaper. The founders of the Daily Echo would turn in their graves at this sad pathetic non story . Just for your information it was not the Police that hounded the previous owners out of these premises (or Atlas House nearby) but a sad little group of small minded people who devote their lives to trying to control how others lead their lives. There was also a corner 'Bookshop' that was put out of business by like minded nobodies who took the law into their own hands and repeatedly smashed their windows and daubed the shop with slogans...nice area we live in isn't it !!!!! Great community spirit. Honestlee
  • Score: 15

3:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Honestlee says...

Hessenford wrote:
Who cares what it used to be, the point is that it's being used for something worth while now and paying rent, this is a cheap shot article and really lowers the tone of Echo reporting.
The tone cant get much lower...cheap stories cheap paper
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Who cares what it used to be, the point is that it's being used for something worth while now and paying rent, this is a cheap shot article and really lowers the tone of Echo reporting.[/p][/quote]The tone cant get much lower...cheap stories cheap paper Honestlee
  • Score: 15

4:37pm Thu 31 Jul 14

wintonwonder says...

At least with the look of Vanessa nobody will be asking for any of the services that were previously offered there
At least with the look of Vanessa nobody will be asking for any of the services that were previously offered there wintonwonder
  • Score: -3

4:39pm Thu 31 Jul 14

uvox44 says...

gosh what a lot of UKIP supporters on here! Who'd of though it given the usual compassionate and reasoned comments posted on here .......
gosh what a lot of UKIP supporters on here! Who'd of though it given the usual compassionate and reasoned comments posted on here ....... uvox44
  • Score: -5

4:49pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Gonetothebeach says...

First positive thing I've heard about UKIP - that they clearly aren't 'wasting' any money on employing a public relations team to advise them how to avoid such gaffes ...... or, then - perhaps they are, given the number of comments here!
First positive thing I've heard about UKIP - that they clearly aren't 'wasting' any money on employing a public relations team to advise them how to avoid such gaffes ...... or, then - perhaps they are, given the number of comments here! Gonetothebeach
  • Score: -7

5:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Martin Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI

P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
Why have you jumped ship then Marti?

Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"*

* NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual.
[quote][p][bold]Martin Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.[/p][/quote]Why have you jumped ship then Marti? Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"* * NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual. MrPitiful
  • Score: -6

5:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

The very fragrant Vanessa could raise some money as a Benidorm Leslie Looky likey
The very fragrant Vanessa could raise some money as a Benidorm Leslie Looky likey kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -8

5:22pm Thu 31 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

The,site of the present Echo used to be a proper newspaper .now it's a charity for the unemployable.
The,site of the present Echo used to be a proper newspaper .now it's a charity for the unemployable. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 8

5:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

master plan says...

http://tompride.word
press.com/2014/07/30
/woman-arrested-for-
posting-photo-of-geo
rge-osborne-at-prost
itutes-flat/
All I'm saying have a look
http://tompride.word press.com/2014/07/30 /woman-arrested-for- posting-photo-of-geo rge-osborne-at-prost itutes-flat/ All I'm saying have a look master plan
  • Score: 4

5:51pm Thu 31 Jul 14

muppett says...

Echo you should be ashamed of the approach of this article and as for your billboards outside the newsagents ..you have plummeted to the depths
Echo you should be ashamed of the approach of this article and as for your billboards outside the newsagents ..you have plummeted to the depths muppett
  • Score: 16

5:56pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Marty Caine says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Martin Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI


P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
Why have you jumped ship then Marti?

Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"*

* NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual.
Well at least this individual puts his name to what he says

I quit UKIP because the party is going in a direction I have no wish to go. Tony Blair turned Labour into the old Tory party, so as we already have two I have no wish to be part of making a third one.

The term jumping ship is normally for those that jump from one party to another and I haven't done that, I've simply left a party that is no longer the same party that I joined.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Martin Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.[/p][/quote]Why have you jumped ship then Marti? Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"* * NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual.[/p][/quote]Well at least this individual puts his name to what he says I quit UKIP because the party is going in a direction I have no wish to go. Tony Blair turned Labour into the old Tory party, so as we already have two I have no wish to be part of making a third one. The term jumping ship is normally for those that jump from one party to another and I haven't done that, I've simply left a party that is no longer the same party that I joined. Marty Caine
  • Score: -5

6:21pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Olivaries says...

What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day...
What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day... Olivaries
  • Score: 14

6:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Olivaries wrote:
What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day...
No its not, it is at the end of Morley Road
[quote][p][bold]Olivaries[/bold] wrote: What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day...[/p][/quote]No its not, it is at the end of Morley Road Fingersonthem
  • Score: 3

6:49pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Sir Cliff East wrote:
So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners.

Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council.
Does that mean it going to be an opticians.
Is that not a trade name for a spectacle manufacturer.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff East[/bold] wrote: So it used to be a place where foreigners were paid to fcuk Brits, now it will be a place where the Brits are paid to fcuk foreigners. Probably won't even need change of use licence from the council.[/p][/quote]Does that mean it going to be an opticians.[/p][/quote]Is that not a trade name for a spectacle manufacturer. Fingersonthem
  • Score: -4

7:29pm Thu 31 Jul 14

oversee says...

No change there then...still full of pr...s.
No change there then...still full of pr...s. oversee
  • Score: -10

7:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Looks like the Lib-Lab-Cons have got it in for UKIP. Understandable considering UKIP have not been caught up in the expenses scandal, cash for questions and career politicians who couldn't care WTF happens to our country - just so long as they get their second and third homes, private health plan and spotty public school brats financed by us, the tax payer.
WAKE UP BRITAIN - VOTE UKIP.
Looks like the Lib-Lab-Cons have got it in for UKIP. Understandable considering UKIP have not been caught up in the expenses scandal, cash for questions and career politicians who couldn't care WTF happens to our country - just so long as they get their second and third homes, private health plan and spotty public school brats financed by us, the tax payer. WAKE UP BRITAIN - VOTE UKIP. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 14

8:50pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ebbwfawr says...

was it a Euro brothel
was it a Euro brothel ebbwfawr
  • Score: -12

8:51pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

We all know the reporter Will was the person who originally visited the brothel to set them up and now he is reporting a different story with the same building! Got to learn to let go Will. Im sure she didn't mean it personally.
We all know the reporter Will was the person who originally visited the brothel to set them up and now he is reporting a different story with the same building! Got to learn to let go Will. Im sure she didn't mean it personally. Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 11

9:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

mableone says...

In the 1950's was a butcher's shop. A history of the meat trade then.
In the 1950's was a butcher's shop. A history of the meat trade then. mableone
  • Score: -6

10:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Marty Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
Martin Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI



P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
Why have you jumped ship then Marti?

Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"*

* NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual.
Well at least this individual puts his name to what he says

I quit UKIP because the party is going in a direction I have no wish to go. Tony Blair turned Labour into the old Tory party, so as we already have two I have no wish to be part of making a third one.

The term jumping ship is normally for those that jump from one party to another and I haven't done that, I've simply left a party that is no longer the same party that I joined.
In that case, well done for sticking to your political principles. If things aren't going to your liking with the party of your choice, it's a case of "better out than in".
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Martin Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.[/p][/quote]Why have you jumped ship then Marti? Oh God hope he's not going back to being a "Fun karaoke DJ"* * NB - term used very loosley when in reference to this individual.[/p][/quote]Well at least this individual puts his name to what he says I quit UKIP because the party is going in a direction I have no wish to go. Tony Blair turned Labour into the old Tory party, so as we already have two I have no wish to be part of making a third one. The term jumping ship is normally for those that jump from one party to another and I haven't done that, I've simply left a party that is no longer the same party that I joined.[/p][/quote]In that case, well done for sticking to your political principles. If things aren't going to your liking with the party of your choice, it's a case of "better out than in". MrPitiful
  • Score: 8

10:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

Forget about the shop's former purposes.

The Hamiltons?

Now THAT is a joke!
Forget about the shop's former purposes. The Hamiltons? Now THAT is a joke! Yankee1
  • Score: -3

11:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

old buffer says...

Olivaries wrote:
What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day...
What is it during the rest of the day, then?
[quote][p][bold]Olivaries[/bold] wrote: What a complete non story, scraping the barrell!!!! It's a building at the end of the day...[/p][/quote]What is it during the rest of the day, then? old buffer
  • Score: 1

11:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Merleyman wrote:
The Echo office used to be wasteland!

Some say it still is!
Exactly!
.
The story has no relevance.
.
If she had been importing Eastern European sex slaves that may harm her case but seems like she's kept things British...
[quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Echo office used to be wasteland! Some say it still is![/p][/quote]Exactly! . The story has no relevance. . If she had been importing Eastern European sex slaves that may harm her case but seems like she's kept things British... HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -3

11:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
It also used to be a hairdressers, what a childish story. It's a bloody shop that is all. Sad reflection on society one "dodgy" thing and the pitchforks come out.
I bet if she was running the Council then the travelers would be moved on a lot, lot quicker!
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: It also used to be a hairdressers, what a childish story. It's a bloody shop that is all. Sad reflection on society one "dodgy" thing and the pitchforks come out.[/p][/quote]I bet if she was running the Council then the travelers would be moved on a lot, lot quicker! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 8

2:48am Fri 1 Aug 14

Boscomite says...

Not a great fan of UKIP myself. But WTF has this got to do with anything?
Not a great fan of UKIP myself. But WTF has this got to do with anything? Boscomite
  • Score: 6

8:55am Fri 1 Aug 14

dogsoftheworld says...

So dealng in countrfeit goods isn't dishonest or thieving then?
Yep that pretty much says it all about the disgraced Hamiltons and ukip.
So dealng in countrfeit goods isn't dishonest or thieving then? Yep that pretty much says it all about the disgraced Hamiltons and ukip. dogsoftheworld
  • Score: -7

9:25am Fri 1 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

EGHH wrote:
Don't worry UKIP will be a footnote in political history in a few years.
You will have to make a choice in a few years.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP will be a footnote in political history in a few years.[/p][/quote]You will have to make a choice in a few years. cromwell9
  • Score: -5

9:27am Fri 1 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
I'm glad they are going to restore an old building to its former glory by filling it back up with professional w*nkers.
You will have to make a choice in a few years.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: I'm glad they are going to restore an old building to its former glory by filling it back up with professional w*nkers.[/p][/quote]You will have to make a choice in a few years. cromwell9
  • Score: -5

9:32am Fri 1 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

UKIP will have a lot of sorting out to do ,The list is endless ,Thanks to Labour /Lib dems /Cons. This country has gone to the dogs,
The silent majority will have to sort it ou.,Otherwise the UK may end up in a Civil War..God I hope not.
UKIP will have a lot of sorting out to do ,The list is endless ,Thanks to Labour /Lib dems /Cons. This country has gone to the dogs, The silent majority will have to sort it ou.,Otherwise the UK may end up in a Civil War..God I hope not. cromwell9
  • Score: 6

10:29am Fri 1 Aug 14

rogerlu says...

Guilt by association! This newspaper is trying to prevent UKIP notching up a possible 4 local gains in next year's general election. UKIP are unlikely to form a government but will probably make Labour as the largest party have to stand on its head (come to its senses ) on Europe if it is to form a government. Just a reminder to younger (under 50) voters. It was a TORY government that took us in in the first place
Guilt by association! This newspaper is trying to prevent UKIP notching up a possible 4 local gains in next year's general election. UKIP are unlikely to form a government but will probably make Labour as the largest party have to stand on its head (come to its senses ) on Europe if it is to form a government. Just a reminder to younger (under 50) voters. It was a TORY government that took us in in the first place rogerlu
  • Score: 5

10:34am Fri 1 Aug 14

News Fanatic says...

UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them. News Fanatic
  • Score: -10

11:17am Fri 1 Aug 14

dean3020 says...

Seeing as prostitution has been around for thousands of years I'm pretty sure everywhere has been a brothel at some stage
Seeing as prostitution has been around for thousands of years I'm pretty sure everywhere has been a brothel at some stage dean3020
  • Score: 11

11:43am Fri 1 Aug 14

Derek of Bournemouth says...

The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm.
The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth."
After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ...
They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc.
It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow.
The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm. The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth." After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ... They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc. It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow. Derek of Bournemouth
  • Score: -9

12:19pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

Derek of Bournemouth wrote:
The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm.
The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth."
After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ...
They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc.
It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow.
Well actually I think you need to get your facts right there, if you visit the UKIP website you can read some of the policies that they have already released. The only reason the other parties attack UKIP by calling them racists, homophobes etc is they know they cannot fault their policies because they might want to use them themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Derek of Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm. The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth." After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ... They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc. It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow.[/p][/quote]Well actually I think you need to get your facts right there, if you visit the UKIP website you can read some of the policies that they have already released. The only reason the other parties attack UKIP by calling them racists, homophobes etc is they know they cannot fault their policies because they might want to use them themselves. Marty Caine
  • Score: 7

12:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Markmag says...

It's less of a policy list, more of a "bloke down the pub thinks this is a good idea". Would cost tens of billions to implement even a bit of it and bankrupt the country within a week. Even the lib-dems write a more realistic manifesto.
It's less of a policy list, more of a "bloke down the pub thinks this is a good idea". Would cost tens of billions to implement even a bit of it and bankrupt the country within a week. Even the lib-dems write a more realistic manifesto. Markmag
  • Score: -7

1:57pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Ophilum says...

VERY WELL DONE UKIP, as you can see with the response of the comments here UKIP are having quite an effect locally with the thinking part of the electorate. As for the CONS LIBS & LAB you are scared stiff of any opposition. Vote UKIP 2015.
VERY WELL DONE UKIP, as you can see with the response of the comments here UKIP are having quite an effect locally with the thinking part of the electorate. As for the CONS LIBS & LAB you are scared stiff of any opposition. Vote UKIP 2015. Ophilum
  • Score: 9

3:31pm Fri 1 Aug 14

bogtrotter says...

I got -7 for a perfectly obvious statement. It wasn't even a dig at UKIP, I really don't care either way about them. Boo to the haters on here.
I got -7 for a perfectly obvious statement. It wasn't even a dig at UKIP, I really don't care either way about them. Boo to the haters on here. bogtrotter
  • Score: 4

10:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Martin Caine wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc.

And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful.

I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI

P-whi
pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments!
Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article.

I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.
Well Martyn,
Perhaps you were never a convert in the first place .
[quote][p][bold]Martin Caine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: When I went past this place last week I saw a guy inside doing some painting etc. And there was me hoping it was going to be opened up as something useful. I notice the Echo comments section resident "DJ"-turned-UKI P-whi pping-boy Marti PainUKIP hasn't responded much to any of the above comments![/p][/quote]Maybe that is because I have been somewhat busy over the past couple of days and have only just seen this nonsense article. I am sure that some of you will be pleased to know that I am no longer a member of UKIP but that has certainly nothing to do them opening a campaign shop in a building that once used to be a brothel. Though the irony of it all is quite amusing really.[/p][/quote]Well Martyn, Perhaps you were never a convert in the first place . cromwell9
  • Score: 2

10:14am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

News Fanatic wrote:
UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs /
Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave,
[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.[/p][/quote]The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them. If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs / Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave, cromwell9
  • Score: 1

10:18am Sat 2 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Derek of Bournemouth wrote:
The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm.
The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth."
After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ...
They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc.
It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow.
O Derek.
Look UKIP up on the Google.All the Info is there .Dont be so Lazy./Ignorant.
[quote][p][bold]Derek of Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: The article says: "The new Ukip office is due to open on August 16 at noon, with the afternoon tea to follow at 2pm. The latter event will include an auction, raffle and professional photo booth." After these mind numbing events, perhaps they could also explain their policies, for example their only objective seems to be to get out of the EU ... however they never say then what ... They have no policies for the economy, schools, NHS etc. Etc. It makes one shudder to think what would happen if they were given any sort of power with no policies to follow.[/p][/quote]O Derek. Look UKIP up on the Google.All the Info is there .Dont be so Lazy./Ignorant. cromwell9
  • Score: -4

10:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

Fingersonthem says...

cromwell9 wrote:
News Fanatic wrote:
UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs /
Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave,
She was heart broken when she lost Calais.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.[/p][/quote]The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them. If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs / Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave,[/p][/quote]She was heart broken when she lost Calais. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 2

9:55am Sun 3 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Fingersonthem wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
News Fanatic wrote:
UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.
If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs /
Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave,
She was heart broken when she lost Calais.
Yes you are write ,she was .
So we dont intend to let her down by ,loosing the UK as well .
[quote][p][bold]Fingersonthem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: UKIP is a dangerous one-trick pony. I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them.[/p][/quote]The LIB DEMS /LABOUR ,are a threat to our British way of life .I am amazed that so many people are taken in by them. If we carry on as we are ,Our christian way of life will be gone in 50yrs / Elizabeth !st must be turning in her grave,[/p][/quote]She was heart broken when she lost Calais.[/p][/quote]Yes you are write ,she was . So we dont intend to let her down by ,loosing the UK as well . cromwell9
  • Score: 2

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