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Tory candidates ‘golliwog’ pose

Issue No. 2245

Two Tory council candidates were caught posing with “golliwog” toys on Facebook.

They claimed they were photographed with the dolls, which caricature black people, to “stimulate debate” about whether they are racist.

The couple, Star and Bill Etheridge, were due to stand in the May local elections for Dudley council. They have now left the Conservatives—but have been welcomed by hard right party UKIP.

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Tue 29 Mar 2011, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2245
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