Greater love hath no man than to lay down his girlfriend for his career

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has ended his relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle, he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

The leader of Ukip had been told to choose between his job and his new girlfriend after it emerged that she sent graphic messages referencing the sexual abuse of babies in an argument with a friend.

47 comments on “Greater love hath no man than to lay down his girlfriend for his career

  1. Regardless of your job, a girlfriend who makes these sort of racist remarks on social media – in fact anywhere – needs dumping.

  2. Ironman – “Regardless of your job, a girlfriend who makes these sort of racist remarks on social media – in fact anywhere – needs dumping”

    Says the site resident observant Catholic. Which shows you what the Church has come to. Anyone who would dump their Significant Other for a pathetic comment on social media has no idea what a relationship is and should not be in one. Life is tough. Marriages are going to face a lot tougher challenges than this. If you’re not prepared to handle this, you should play with little dolls or something.

    Besides, oddly enough Jesus did not bother to condemn racism much less say it is a reason to break what is supposed to be an indissoluable bond. You might think if it was important it might have come up. Augustine did not see fit to condemn racism either. Nor did Thomas Aquinas. It is almost as if it was not a big issue in Catholic theology until the Social Justice Warriors came along and the Church converged.

    On top of which there is little wrong with the tweet. It is a victimless crime if crime it is. It is an opinion. Thousands of asinine comments are shared every day. Who in their right mind cares? She also has a point – extinction through hybridization is extinction nonetheless.

  3. I had thought ” our henry” had dumped his wife for a trophy girlfriend to make him appear flash/ sexy and younger to compete with superstar Nigel Farage, after all his grey face , woodwork teacher thing he has going isnt doing him any favours.

    I was wrong…Mrs Bolton ” Tatiana” is a looker in my opinion.

    Depraved and abusive remakrs, racisit, threats , intimidation its all to be found on certain websites I know of…it never goes away, not only by the ignorance of the owner not to delete it but by internet archive sites.

    Once you post nasty shit on the internet….it stays, and will end many more political careers when the millennials want to become public figures

  4. He’s mad. UKIP is a sinking ship. Did its job, won’t be any bigger than it is now.

    And look, maybe she’s a bit of a racist, but so what? I’d sit through Birth of a Nation to plough that.

  5. JuliaM,

    Yeah, I’m weeping for all the HS2 parasites (there will be necessary jobs amongst them and those people will be safe).

  6. I do find this a fine example of something I’ve thought for a long while. Women are too self centred to really have friends. The bimbo has messaged whatever she messaged because of an inability to appreciate her friend doesn’t share her point of view on an issue. And her friend has brought it into the public arena for some trivial advantage. Possibly money from the papers. Or just simply to get noticed. Jealousy her friend has her photos all over the press & she hasn’t.
    It’s not something you generally see blokes doing. You may call a mate a cvnt for talking bollocks. But he’s still your mate & you wouldn’t use it against him. Blokes tend to bond more successfully. Your mate does well, you wish him well. He asks for advice, he gets advice that is beneficial to him. When a woman asks for advice, she’s as likely as not to get advice that’s beneficial to the woman giving the advice.

  7. Sadly, it looks as though HS2 will be least affected as the contracts were leased to conglomerates of three companies, which (after the demise of Carillion) will become two. Carry on, please, nothing to see here.

    Taking us even further off topic: Carillion (as far as I can see) hires bundles of small scale subcontractors and packages them into a deal that can be sold (usually to government) for a hefty built-in margin. I recognise that there’s a good deal of technical (mainly legal) expertise involved, but it takes real genius to stuff up a business model like that.

  8. Chris Miller, I thought that was what all of the big ‘construction’ companies did – and have done for decades.

  9. Bloke in Spain – I recall that these texts were to a male friend actually. Maybe it was misreported, but certainly read that.

    For me, I’m uncomfortable with the idea that a politician should be responsible for the views of his wife/partner/girlfriend/whatever. Ask him whether he agrees with or condemns the opinions, sure. But beyond that their relationship shouldn’t be too much of our business.

  10. SMFS

    “Anyone who would dump their Significant Other for a pathetic comment on social media has no idea what a relationship is and should not be in one. Life is tough. Marriages are going to face a lot tougher challenges than this.”

    But she’s not the badger-strangler’s “significant other”: she’s his current legover.

  11. “She also has a point – extinction through hybridization is extinction nonetheless.”

    What would go extinct as a result of Harry and Meghan having grandchildren?

  12. I recall that Teddy Sheringham dumped his gf after her car crash appearence on Celebrity Big Brother.

    So big a celebrity was she that I can’t remember her name, but anyway she was involved in the infamous “Popadum” incident with the late unlamented Jade Goody and the blonde girl out of SClub7 when they ganged up on an Indian actress.

    I also think that UKIP have done their job and either need to dissolve or re-invent themselves as an Alternative für Deutschland style party, but without the nutters. Having sensible policies is no substitute for naked populism.

  13. “…UKIP have done their job and either need to dissolve or re-invent themselves as an Alternative für Deutschland style party, but without the nutters…”

    No nutters means no UKIP. UKIP has always been a rabble, though from it emerged the most remarkable politician for a generation.

  14. Oblong: If they’d been together for any period of time, it’s entirely reasonable to expect a wife to have fallen into line, if he’s any good as a leader. Not so relevant in this case obviously. A sad response from him.

    I applaud Bolton’s role in bringing nice looking Russian broads into Britain. Much better than the post’48 crowd.

  15. “…from it emerged the most remarkable politician for a generation.”

    Who should quickly be made a lord, with a knighthood along the way.

    But that’ll probably go to Wayne Rooney, John Humphries or similar pile of worthless shite.

  16. ‘The leader of Ukip had been told to choose between his job and his new girlfriend’

    Then he’s not the leader.

  17. “Once you post nasty shit on the internet….it stays, and will end many more political careers when the millennials want to become public figures”

    Only if it’s from the right. If it’s from a lefty then a hollow insincere apology is all that’s required for it to be passed off as the excesses of youth and the perpetrator to be absolved.

  18. If she had merely said that Ms Markle should be lynched, as McDonnell said of Ester McVey, presumably she’d be in the clear.

  19. It’s going to be really cringeworthy for Mr Bolton to have to go round to Ms Marney’s parents’ place to pick up his carpet slippers, dressing gown and cocoa mug. Still, at least he’ll have a double bed to himself now rather than having to share a single.

  20. Hmm. Bird latches onto politician hoping for a short-cut to fame and fortune. Gets dumped for not realizing that both of them must wake up every morning and decide who they need to be, today, to get everyone to like them. Fitting outcome. Live and learn, maybe.

    PS–Regarding the immortality of Internet mis-steps, the #MeToo movement in the US, requiring lifetime shunning of any man who makes a woman even feel awkward in the workplace, did not exist during the Monica Lewinsky days and will instantly be discarded if Gropin’ Joe Biden gets the nod next.

  21. I used to work for Carillion. Or rather, I was a contractor for an outsourcer who were a contractor providing services for Carillion. That in itself told me enough I needed to know.

    Ironically, some of the contracts up for fire sale will probably be picked up by the outsourcer I currently contrator for.

  22. @ Chris Miller
    The reason is partly that all public sector contracts have to have several bidders (I *think* the minimum is four) – so all-but-one incur bid preparation costs that can run into £millions in some cases and are totally wasted – and the competitive bidding cuts the size of the mark-up (or extortionate mark-down) of what they charge compared to what they pay sub-contractors.
    The BBC report is that they had three massive losses on different contracts simultaneously which suggests either extreme bad luck or incompetence in their surveying team.

  23. It is hopelessly pathetic to dump your girlfriend due to peer pressure, and then to tell the media about it like a good little boy.

    If he is a leader why does he give a crap what his enemies tell him about how he should be behaving? If he has any personal integrity then why are we hearing details about the process of his decision making regarding this girl?

    He sounds like a complete loser.

  24. I don’t think that anyone was expecting him to dump her, were they? Were you?

    Everyone was expecting either a tail-between-the-legs resignation, with subsequent whining about how finished UKIP is, or a defence and denial of the allegations that could then be written up as proof that UKIP has been infiltrated by racists right up to and including it’s leader.

    I didn’t even know who the leader of UKIP was up until yesterday.

    It turns out that here is a guy who didn’t dutifully put his bitch on a lead, he threw her under the bus. Respect is due!

  25. “No nutters means no UKIP. UKIP has always been a rabble, though from it emerged the most remarkable politician for a generation.”

    Nothing personal but you have some brass neck to be still peddling that crap Theo. As a dues-paying mug supporter of BluLabour –the party that takes your cash, laughs in your face and pisses all over your values.

  26. “It turns out that here is a guy who didn’t dutifully put his bitch on a lead, he threw her under the bus. Respect is due!”

    No, he acted by dumping her BECAUSE she said something that the media has decided is forbidden. It wouldn’t have mattered if he resigned, denied, or dumped her- all are an acceptance of the narrative and the standards that his enemies use to silence and destroy people like him.

    The only acceptable action in such a case is to simply shrug as if their opinion is completely unimportant and get on with life.

    And if he did decide to dump her because he finds whatever she said utterly unacceptable then doing a kiss and tell about it on ITV is not anything to be proud of. It looks pitiful and weak.

  27. Media: Your girlfriend has said something politically unacceptable.

    Middle aged man shagging model: You pick your bidyins for their political acceptability?

    Anyway, in the unlikely event that I would have been tempted to vote UKIP up here (their votes are counted on the fingers of a quadriplegic): not while that coward is leader.

  28. SE – many quadriplegics have as many fingers as you.

    Yes, middle aged man picks a younger female who is willing to shag him – as many older men have done in times gone by.
    Doesn’t matter what she says or her views on a range of subjects, simply willingness to shag him is enough.

  29. “Besides, oddly enough Jesus did not bother to condemn racism much less say it is a reason to break what is supposed to be an indissoluable bond.”

    I think that was the point of the ‘Good Samaritan’ parable, yes?

    “For me, I’m uncomfortable with the idea that a politician should be responsible for the views of his wife/partner/girlfriend/whatever. Ask him whether he agrees with or condemns the opinions, sure. But beyond that their relationship shouldn’t be too much of our business.”

    For me, the issue is that not even the leader of UKIP is prepared to stand up for the principle of Free Speech.

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” as Evelyn Beatrice Hall put it.

  30. Though she may have expressed herself inelegantly, the young lady has a point.

    While nobody denies the right of any member of the royal family to marry or whatever with whomsoever they choose, the essence of the post is that they should be quintessemtially British.

    If the heir to the throne marries a Peruvian and they produce offspring who marries a Cambodian and they produce offspring who marries a Nigerian and they produce offspring who marries a Glaswegian, at what point do we say this is no longer the British royal family?

  31. “If the heir to the throne marries a Peruvian and they produce offspring who marries a Cambodian and they produce offspring who marries a Nigerian and they produce offspring who marries a Glaswegian, at what point do we say this is no longer the British royal family?”

    Or German? Or Greek?

  32. “Or German? Or Greek”

    The Germans and Greeks in question were already distant cousins, which used to be the sine qua non of royal marriages.

  33. If the heir to the throne marries a Peruvian and they produce offspring who marries a Cambodian and they produce offspring who marries a Nigerian and they produce offspring who marries a Glaswegian, at what point do we say this is no longer the British royal family?

    The minute they no longer act British? Even Charlie acts British. Albeit in the Woosterish daft heir to the title left to stew in his own limited world for too long way.

  34. “The minute they no longer act British?”

    I doubt that the most Anglophile of Indian princes during the Raj could have passed themselves off as British monarch either in the 19th or 21st centuries.

  35. “Nothing personal but you have some brass neck to be still peddling that crap Theo. As a dues-paying mug supporter of BluLabour –the party that takes your cash, laughs in your face and pisses all over your values.”

    Nothing personal, Ecksy, but you are a master of the non sequitur.

  36. How so Theo?

    You are braying over UKIP while being taken for a mug by your “own” gang. You didn’t explicitly defend them this time–nor have you done so for quite a while–but if memory serves in years gone by you were content to crow “your” shower above UKIP.

    Your lack of exaltation–or even anything much of a defence of BluLabour serves as a tacit acknowledgement that you no longer have anything to crow about.

    Unfortunately once again the sheer evil of ZaNu will likely save your vile crew from the well-deserved death-in-a-dustbin that they should be dealt by history. Tho a Corbin victory (Christ forbid) will land you there anyway. But you are obliged, like it or not, to accept that the Fish Faced Cow’s little gang and their ever-shrinking band of supporting chumps have nothing much to be boasting about.

  37. NiV – “I think that was the point of the ‘Good Samaritan’ parable, yes?”

    Well no. It wasn’t.

    Alex – “While nobody denies the right of any member of the royal family to marry or whatever with whomsoever they choose, the essence of the post is that they should be quintessemtially British.”

    The British Royal family was hardly British at all until WW1 made marrying Germans a little unpopular.

    But the European Royals have been determined to become Eurotrash by marrying Argentinian drug dealer’s molls and the like so a Republic is probably inevitable. Another reason to regret the German defeat in WW1.

  38. He ditched his wife for the younger model. Then he ditched the younger model to keep his job. So his priorities are job, girlfriend, wife.

    Presumably he thinks he’s good at the job, too.

  39. “The British Royal family was hardly British at all until WW1 made marrying Germans a little unpopular.”

    The royal family were less popular before WW1, but got away with it because of deference. These days a bunch of Krauts would find it harder to pull the same stunt because they we would likely be called out by the press and social media.

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