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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Brits get a Retarded Sticker

A Conservative Parliamentary candidate has been suspended after he was pictured on the internet with a range of guns, rifles and a hunting knife.

An inquiry is now to be held into why Robert Oulds, the prospective MP for Slough in Berkshire, appeared with the weapons in the camera phone images.

A party spokesman said: "We take this matter extremely seriously.

"We have suspended Mr Oulds from the list of candidates, and as candidate for Slough, with immediate effect."

'All licensed'

A national newspaper reported that there were 11 images of Mr Oulds, 28, a councillor in Chiswick, west London, with the weaponry.

Mr Oulds told The Sun: "Those photos were taken at the home of a member of the Conservative association.

"I went round to this friend's house and he is a member of a licensed gun club and he showed me his firearms and that is it.

"They are all licensed and all legal. They are not mine."

The British get the coveted award of the Retarded Sticker: