Some trolls actually break the law and should be prosecuted like any other criminal. But the majority just stay on the right side of it, which doesn't make it any better. I support those women who called for a silence on Twitter. And yet...
Our latest analysis at Counterpoint - a research and advisory group that looks at the social and cultural factors behind different types of risk - suggests that Bloom's attitude fits into UKIP's wider approach in the European Parliament.
Godfrey Bloom's comments, for which he subsequently expressed regret, are spectacularly racist. To dismiss Africa, a continent of over 50 nations, as "bongo bongo land", is to conjure an image of several million generic dark-skinned beggars anxiously squeezing at the benevolent British teat.
Most politicians accused of racism might be expected to promptly apologise and then lay low for a while. Not Godfrey Bloom
"Move on, there's a good fellow." Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom wanted Krishnan Guru-Murthy to stop asking him about why he used
Yesterday's piece in the Huffpo featured UKIP's Treasurer, Stuart Wheeler, who said that UKIP needs to showcase its brightest and best to ensure that we are seen as a broader party than just Nigel Farage. And we do not want him burning himself out, human dynamo that he is.
According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition of misogynist is 'a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women'. Therefore, it's odd why UKIP's Godfrey Bloom is described as one.
I am the most fervent anti-smoker and anything that stops people puffing on the filthy cancer sticks is great by me. I have never touched a cigarette so I am not a reformed holier-than-thou ex-smoker. Yet, I find that the EU is interfering again by trying to regulate e-cigarettes.
You'll Never Know the Outcome of the Vote on the EU Budget and Silly Lib Dem MEP Rebecca Taylor Objects to the Description 'Indigenous'
As our political leaders strut their stuff on their home turf about how successful they were in Brussels last week, you'll never know the truth on who voted to increase, stagnate or decrease the EU's decision on plans to cut the EU budget because it will never be published.