No, a Labour candidate did not demand Myleene Klass be deported

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Wednesday 19 November 2014 13:10
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A completely grown-up and not childish in any way Twitter row has broken out between the Tories and Labour.

According to the Guido Fawkes website, Paula Sherriff, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Dewsbury and Mirfield, threatened Myleene Klass - who recently clashed with Ed Miliband in a TV debate on the party's proposed mansion tax - with deportation, along with Sol Campbell, another vocal critic of the tax.

Nigel Farage was typically furious.

However, let's take a quick look at the tweet in question, sent yesterday morning by Ms Sherriff.

As you can see, there is no mention of the word deport or forcibly remove anywhere, and there is a world of difference between that and 'emigrate'.

Meanwhile Mark Reckless, Ukip's candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election actually did float the idea of repatriating EU migrants after they had lived here for "a transitional period", in the event of a Ukip election victory.

The former Tory MP has since tried to clarify that if Britain left the EU, any EU migrants in the country legally would be permitted to stay. But from that point on an "Australian-style" points system would apply to all new migrants, whether they were from or outside the EU.

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