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Godfrey Bloom loses Ukip whip after ‘slut’ comments and hitting a journalist

20 September 2013

5:58 PM

20 September 2013

5:58 PM

‘Your day will come,’ said Godfrey Bloom rather threateningly to David Cameron by way of ending his speech to the Ukip conference. Unfortunately for Bloom, his day came a lot sooner. Just a couple of hours later, in fact. Nigel Farage has announced that the Ukip whip has been removed from the outspoken MEP:

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Party chair Steve Crowther told the conference this afternoon:

‘It is my role to make decisions and sometimes those are popular and sometimes those are unpopular, and I have to announce that we have just withdrawn the whip from Godfrey Bloom pending a disciplinary hearing. I will tell you why: Godfrey has had a couple of incidents today outside the hall here and elsewhere which are now conditioning the media coverage of this conference. So essentially we’ve done a lot of good work in this hall today, and we were driving an extraordinarily positive agenda within the media, up until lunchtime today and that has gone out of the window, I’m afraid. And I spent an hour-and-a-half sitting in the BBC studio this afternoon just answering one set of questions after another from all over the country about did Godfrey do today.

‘Now, that is a shame because it overshadows what we’re doing here. And so I have reluctantly taken the decision – this has been discussed with Godfrey and he accepts it – so we have withdrawn the whip from Godfrey this afternoon, pending a disciplinary hearing which will confirm that decision or not and decide how we go forward.’

As I blogged earlier, this was the only thing the party could do. If Nigel Farage wanted Ukip to be a club for odd people, then he would have let Bloom be. But he wanted today to be all about how grown up and sensible his party is these days. Now, as Farage himself said, it has ended up being all about an eccentric MEP making offensive comments and hitting a journalist.

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  • justejudexultionis

    I don’t see what’s wrong with hitting a journalist.

  • Adrian Wainer

    It is part of conservative and liberal British tradition to see sexuality as a virtue. And the main stream media is exposing its own prudish Fascistic and Islamist orientation to attack Mr Bloom as it has for standing on the shoulders of giants in this particular case Prime Minister Winston S Churchill.

    The Windmill Theatre’s famous motto “We Never Closed” (often humorously modified to “We Never Clothed”) was a reference to the fact that the theatre remained open, apart from the compulsory closure that affected all theatres for 12 days (4–16 September) in 1939. Performances continued throughout the Second World War even at the height of the Blitz. The showgirls, cast members and crew moved into the safety of the theatre’s two underground floors during some of the worst air attacks, from 7 September 1940 to 11 May 1941.

    Many of the Windmill’s patrons were families and troops as well as celebrities who came as Henderson’s guests. These high society guests included Princesses Helena Victoria and Marie Louise (granddaughters of Queen Victoria).

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  • slyblade

    There is a worrying trend going on in the media these days. And that is in some parts of the media there is an obsession to sanitize and homogenise politics. According to their journalistic philosophy anything said, done or did is magnified, taken out of context and twisted for sensationalism. I make no apologies For Mr Blooms behaviour, but this story typifies what is going on. Mr Crick, and i am convinced of this, went there to purposely get Mr Bloom to react in that way. This wasn’t about getting a story it was about creating one.

    Now i believe Journalist should hold our politicians to account, because we have seen what they will do if they don’t, but if our politicians are to be set up, and every detail going back to child hood is to dragged up twisted to suit their journalistic political ideology, then we will end up with the types of politicians we have now. Shallow, contemptible nobody’s who afraid to say anything for fear of causing offence to someone.

    There needs to be a balance from our media where politicians are not hounded on every word that they said. Like all of us, we have done things in our past and said some silly things.

    I judge a politician by his ability to make our country prosperous. If they upset a few people along the way well that’s just life. You can’t please all the people all the time.

    • Adrian Wainer

      ” There is a worrying trend going on in the media these days. And that is in some parts of the media there is an obsession to sanitize and homogenise politics. According to their journalistic philosophy anything said, done or did is magnified, taken out of context and twisted for sensationalism. I make no apologies For Mr Blooms behaviour, but this story typifies what is going on. Mr Crick, and i am convinced of this, went there to purposely get Mr Bloom to react in that way. This wasn’t about getting a story it was about creating one.

      Now i believe Journalist should hold our politicians to account, because we have seen what they will do if they don’t, but if our politicians are to be set up, and every detail going back to child hood is to dragged up twisted to suit their journalistic political ideology, then we will end up with the types of politicians we have now. Shallow, contemptible nobody’s who afraid to say anything for fear of causing offence to someone.

      There needs to be a balance from our media where politicians are not hounded on every word that they said. Like all of us, we have done things in our past and said some silly things.

      I judge a politician by his ability to make our country prosperous. If they upset a few people along the way well that’s just life. You can’t please all the people all the time. “,.
      slyblade

      Sorry you seem to be missing the point that the MSM is highly selective as to what it reports on, on the criteria that it should favor the Islamist agenda. Do you think that the MSM would be falling over itself to report it, if for argument sake a Labour MP was running call girl service out of his Commons Offices as long as he or she ticked the right boxes in his or her political activities.

  • NinePillocksInARoom

    (Let’s try again without repeating the offending word to see if gets past premod)

    Not to defend Godfrey Bloom, who generally seems like a bit of a wally, but how many people criticising him actually know what the word “s…” means?

    • NinePillocksInARoom

      There we go. Perhaps a bit silly to screen out a word that is in the title of your article!

  • Daniel Maris

    There are now two Bloomsdays. Alternatively, it was the day Bloomsbury came to bury Bloom.

  • Swiss Bob

    Time to donate some more money to UKIP.

  • terence patrick hewett

    It is Bloom’s own fault: he should have got himself jailed for assault or prosecuted for homosexual rape. Rudeness is much, much worse than either of those.

  • jazz606

    Godfrey Bloom should capitalise on his enhanced notoriety. He could fill Oxford Town Hall and charge £10 a head or, embark (pun intended) on a career as a cruise ship lecturer.

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  • Lady Magdalene

    I attended the UKIP-Women in Politics event and clearly heard Michael Crick instruct his cameraman to focus the camera on Bloom throughout the event.
    This was a planned hatchet job; Crick wasn’t there to cover the UKIP-Women in Politics event; he wasn’t interested in what UKIP’s female representatives had to say. All he wanted was an opportunity to smear UKIP and present Bloom as the ‘unacceptable face’ of UKIP.
    Unfortunately Bloom gave him exactly what he wanted.
    Crick is a nasty piece of work and Channel Four News is deliberately following a policy of smearing UKIP at every possible opportunity, as seen by their recent interviews and coverage. This isn’t impartial broadcasting: it’s biased, left-wing propaganda pumped out by a broadcaster which is supported by public money – at it should be stopped.

    • Alexsandr

      who gives a f****. no one watches channel 4 news anyway.

      will this event really change any ones voting intentions?

    • Wessex Man

      You are 100% percent right Lady Magdalene, it was a planned hatchet job and I say it with sorrow as a fellow UKIP member who was at Conference Crick is the nasty face of obscure C4. Unfortunately Godfrey Bloom was more than happy to play the fool, as usual, again again and again!

      We are now a serious political and our members who put themselves forward to represent us should be a lot more canny as to the antics of people like Crick ans others in the media who like nothing more that the opportunity to painty us in a bad light and find someone to be the unacceptable face of UKIP, unfortunately, Bloom always jumps in at every chance!

      To call for a broacaster to be stopped plays straight into their hands.

  • sunnydayrider

    Don’t snigger Dave.

  • Adrian Wainer

    The BBC, Sky News, Channel Four, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator all need to answer the Question is why is it they believe that it is morally wrong for Godfrey Bloom to make a joke which does insult or even criticize women using the word sl*t but it is is okay for the Prime Mister Mr David Cameron to support stoning women to death for having consensual sexual relations outside marriage and being horsewhipped for being raped ?

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    • Daniel Maris

      Er – he hit a reporter over the head with a magazine – not the way you win friends and influence people.

      • Adrian Wainer

        ” Er – he hit a reporter over the head with a magazine – not the way you win friends and influence people. “,.
        Daniel Maris

        Well I have to admit it is not on a par with RAF Lancasters bombing the Third Reich radio stations during World War II but one has to make a start somewhere.

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      • rtj1211

        Dear me, I’m sure Mr Crick is mortally wounded. A MAGAZINE!!

        I’m sure that hurts more than being savaged by that rottweiler Paxman!!

        Can we expel Paxman from the BBC for being too much of a bully boy??

        Don’t think so……

  • jazz606

    This hasn’t done UKIP any harm, although I wasn’t impressed with the way that Nigel bravely threw his man to the wolves.

    • Adrian Wainer

      ” This hasn’t done UKIP any harm, although I wasn’t impressed with the way that Nigel bravely threw his man to the wolves. “,.
      jazz606

      It was not a smart move but I would give Mr Farage the benefit of the doubt it was an error of judgement rather than a lack of character which saw Mr Farage act as he did.

      • Wessex Man

        Rubbish it was a quick sensible thing to do, whereas Clegg, Cameron or Miliband would have hesitated for days or in the case of Cable and Clarke do nothing,

        • Adrian Wainer

          ” Rubbish it was a quick sensible thing to do, whereas Clegg, Cameron or Miliband would have hesitated for days or in the case of Cable and Clarke do nothing, “,.
          Wessex Man

          It was not a sensible thing to do since the man had done nothing wrong and what scum like Cameron does is their affair.

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    • rtj1211

      He hasn’t thrown him to the wolves, has he? He’s withdrawn the Whip.

      Does that mean he’s being expelled from the party or given a Head’s Detention after school on Friday??

    • Makroon

      Can somebody explain what “removing the whip” means for a party with no MPs ? Or are they talking about “whip” as in Ms Whiplash ?

  • fathomwest

    yes Crick was assaulted. But I will not be the only one who would love that irritating little man given a real left hook.

    • rtj1211

      Look, what he needs someone to say is this;

      ‘Just what is it you have done in your life other than being a brown-nosing, greasy-pole climbing, politically correct runt with defective eye-sight, to justify you being the moral arbiter of what is or is not appropriate political campaign leaflets in a party you are not a member of?’

  • Russell

    He didn’t ‘hit’ a journalist. He swatted a creepy headline chaser, who had no right to insinuate there was something wrong about the cover which showed only white faces!
    Why should there be black faces or brown faces or oriental faces?
    There is nothing wrong with showing white faces at all.
    It is this ridiculous political and media obsession with having an Asian or a Black person on everything, even the tv adverts seem to always incude a token immigrant, quite ridiculous.

    • Adrian Wainer

      ” He didn’t ‘hit’ a journalist. He swatted a creepy headline chaser, who had no right to insinuate there was something wrong about the cover which showed only white faces!Why should there be black faces or brown faces or oriental faces?
      There is nothing wrong with showing white faces at all.
      It is this ridiculous political and media obsession with having an Asian or a Black person on everything, even the tv adverts seem to always incude a token immigrant, quite ridiculous. “,.
      Russell

      Good points and well made. Furthermore I would say, what is a more serious political matter a small political party which does not have pictures of ethnic minorities on its brochure cover but is not racist and has ethnic minority candidates as is the case with UKIP or the senior party in the UK Government advocating UK military action by HM Armed Forces to kill Muslim Alawites, Arab Christians, moderate Sunnis, Twelver Shia and Kurds in Syria by supporting Sunni extremists, Wahhabis and al Qaeda in Syria as is the case with the Conservative Party ?

    • rtj1211

      The answer to this one is: ‘Would you show me a picture of your boss?’

      If they aren’t black, does that make the BBC a racist organisation??!!

  • starfish

    Compare and contrast with the libdems treatment of tonge, ward and hancock I think this will play very well. And everyone knows Crick is an @rse

  • Smithersjones2013

    Its interesting that UKIP act rapidly to remove an embarrassment such as Bloom whereas Cameron on the other hand has maintained that serial abuser of a quarter of the voting electorate and ranting dinosaur Ken Clarke as a Minister in his cabinet.

    As ever its clear which party has the more dubious attitudes overall. Theresa May might well have been right after all……..

  • roger

    An anti-semitic smear job, surely.

  • chan chan

    Great bit of race-hustling from michael crick. Sharpton, Holder, and Obama would be proud. Does anyone but leftist students buy that cr*p anymore?.

  • allymax bruce

    Crick, like all scumbag journos, taunt their targets, specifically ‘to get hit’; Crick is nothing more than a scumbag, just like his TV rascist mate Guru-Murphy.

    • rtj1211

      Gurumurthy is actually a bloody good journalist and learned his trade under John Snow, who is arguably UK TV’s most fair-minded anchor.

      • Lady Magdalene

        Gurumurthy is a reasonably good journalist, but like the whole of the Channel 4 News team promotes a left-wing agenda.
        John Snow is blatently biased towards Labour.

      • MirthaTidville

        you Serious????????…cant be

        • Makroon

          You have to laugh.

      • allymax bruce

        GuruMurphy is a racist, sexist C4 newscaster!
        If GuruMurphy can call UKIP racist for having all white faces on their manifesto, and GuruMurphy to call Bloom sexist for a pathetic joke; when neither UKIP, nor Bloom are either racist nor sexist, then GuruMurphy is both racist and sexist to both UKIP, and Bloom.
        Can’t have one argument that suits coloureds, but not allow whites to have the equal argument !
        You are too thick to realise the political correctness Labour forced onto all of us is, an ‘Impositiojn argument’, that only works AGAINST the white man. I’ve seen it all before when I lived in the USA; so you can crawl off back to your elite super-lefty-trendy job & pals that don’t have to live in the real world!

      • ButcombeMan

        But John Snow is a leftie, surely you know that?

        “Fair minded” is in the eye of the beholder.

        Crick was on a baiting crusade to get Bloom,

        That is not fair minded reporting. It was the media trying to make, even manufacture, its own news.

        Crick has been seriously diminished by it.

      • The_greyhound

        Snow is a mealy-mouthed hypocrite. Puling arrogance and quacking partiality characterize his dreadful attempts journalism.

  • wobble

    I was waiting for Sid James to turn up on tonight’s channel 4 news. Really cheesy bawdy comedy .

    The joke is on the electorate though .

    • David Lindsay

      EastEnders was not really trying by bringing back Barbara Windsor this
      evening.

      These days, digital images of any of the Carry On team could have been included.

      Sid James would have been fun, if a bit obvious.

      But the arrival of Kenneth Williams in Albert Square would have been the television event of the decade.

    • Makroon

      You must be one of the “select few” who watches channel 4 “news”.

  • Adrian Wainer

    Godfrey Bloom puts the fun back in to British politics and speaks a lot of goodsense.

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  • dalai guevara

    A great day in British politics.
    To paraphrase Portillo with regards to Tories and Syria:
    this is Farage’s Cameron moment. It looks like a defeat, but it’s in
    fact the opposite, ridding themselves of Boom Bloom dead weight lightweights.

    • Adrian Wainer

      ” A great day in British politics.To paraphrase Portillo with regards to Tories and Syria:
      this is Farage’s Cameron moment. It looks like a defeat, but it’s in
      fact the opposite, ridding themselves of Boom Bloom dead weight lightweights. “,.
      dalai guevara

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    • Makroon

      Coming from one of the board’s lefty trolls, that tells it’s own story.
      But don’t worry, there are stacks more Blooms lurking in the UKIP attic.

  • allymax bruce

    Just watched ‘coloured’ C4 newscastsr guru-Murphy try & ripp-the-piss out of a white UKIP member. Guru-Murphy harassed him with taunts on women, coloureds, but he forgot homosexuals; is the minority issue policies being banded by minority representative newscastsrs, to taunt ‘Britains’ white indigenous race?

    • HookesLaw

      Like I say this thread is a hoot
      You spout your racist garbage like a pig wallowing in mud
      What a sad disgusting bunch you are all exposed as

      • Adrian Wainer

        ” Like I say this thread is a hootYou spout your racist garbage like a pig wallowing in mud
        What a sad disgusting bunch you are all exposed as “,.
        HookesLaw

        If you believe it is racist not support making slaves of black people and castrating black men and practicing infanticide on the children of black women, please explain why you think that to be the case ?

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      • allymax bruce

        You’re a pathetic idiot; by definition!
        You have no ideals, other than those you are told to have by your idiot brigade lefty-trendy imbeciles.
        Don’t talk to me ever again!

    • rtj1211

      Gurumurthy was doing his job. What’s required is to answer his questions firmly but fairly without losing your cool. If he requires you to accept something which is opinion, not the law, you can put him in his place. Otherwise, ‘I disagree with you and here is why’ will do it. If he interrupts, ‘AS I WAS SAYING…’ (with the ‘before you so rudely interrupted me’ being left unspoken…) with a slight increase in the tension of your voice and the pointed glare in his direction is the answer. If he calls you a racist, you say: ‘Please withdraw that remark: it is entirely unacceptable and inconsistent with your current role at Channel 4’.

      If he can’t take that one, then turn the discussion to the Indian caste system: i”m sure he’d be delighted to talk about the untouchables and their human rights, wouldn’t he??!!

      • allymax bruce

        Then his job/C4 are racist too !
        I’m not talking about the interview with Roger Helmer, I’m talking about how GuruMurpfhy called UKIP racist for having all white faces on the UKIP manifesto, during the interview with Helmer! That’s racist ! The same goes for GuruMurphy calling Bloom sexist, when it wasn’t sexist. I really don’t care what the news channels portend to tell us how, or why they conduct interviews in their ugly malicious & rude manner, but when they call guests, (anybody), racist, sexist, homophobic etc, when the content is clearly not, then they,(their accusation), C4/GuruMurpghy are then the racists, sexists, ‘heterophobes’!
        You think, like you stink!

      • ButcombeMan

        Gurumurthy and his Editor & Crick missed the point of being a responsible news broadcaster in their eagerness to bait Bloom.

        All that stuff about C4s self instigated Bloom baiting and nothing about UKIP policies. Channel 4 behaved very poorly.

        It is a great pity Farage lost the plot. He came under fire and was found seriously wanting.

        I was surprised how badly he dealt with this.

        Bloom of course is a clown of very little brain.

    • Makroon

      What’s with all this “Britain’s white male indigenous race” stuff ? I thought you Nats see the Scots as a completely distinct and far superior “race” ?

      • allymax bruce

        Makroon, it’s all about the politics of ‘Imposition arguments’ the elites have forced onto us; in order to maintain their upper class, the class system, & their superiority and annulment over meritocracy. A class system that makes laws, imposes politically correct arguments, that only work ‘for’ coloureds’, but ‘against’ whites. The indigenous description was all to do with the majority of the populace in ‘Britian’; laws are made by majority consensus, not minority enforcement. Therefore, the political correctness is not a representative law/ideal, rather it is an ‘Imposition argument’ that only exists to disenfranchise the majority; white indigenous! Makroon, this is not about race, it’s about how minority issue laws/ideals that are forced onto us all, but steal only the rights of the white man! I’ve seen it all before; the exact same is happening in USA. Just ask the white underclass, white working class, & white middle class in the USA.

        • Wessex Man

          It’s so good to see you displaying your nasty little racist ways again, I was worried that you had had some sort of conversion along the way!

  • HookesLaw

    What a hoot.
    Not the crass incident from the crackpot nutjob but the flocking to defend it by the dumb assed fruit loops.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      …and you Camerloonies defend multiply-accused rapists in Westminster, laddie.

      • Redrose82

        What’s a multiply- accused rapist ?

        • the viceroy’s gin

          …a rapist who has been accused by a multiple of victims.

          • Fergus Pickering

            multiplicity is possibly the word for which you are searching.

            • the viceroy’s gin

              No, that word does not fit the sentence structure used.

              And as you’re waxing pedantic, you may want to learn to capitalize the first word in a sentence.

    • David Lindsay

      TFI Friday, HookesLaw?

  • Barakzai

    Pity he hit Crick rather than just replying “Dunno. Why are you such a smug t***?”

  • Two Bob

    John Prescott punched a man in the face on live TV. He was made a lord.

    • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

      hehe, yes, that’s just John. Oh, by the way, call me Tony.

    • HookesLaw

      Prescott was assaulted
      He should have laughed it off and emerged a bigger man .

      • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

        Bloom was assaulted by a racist reporter who only sees skin colour.

        • peterbuss

          What utter nonsense. Crick in no way assaulted Bloom.

          • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

            yawn…the reply was to Hookie who said Prescott was assaulted: if having an egg thrown at you is an assault then so is a lefty twit journalist chasing you in the street trying to cause trouble.

            • HookesLaw

              What a joke you have become
              Loud mouthed vulgar politician chased by Press
              The poor dear.

              • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

                you sound like a lefty, they resort to insults when they have nothing to say.

                • HookesLaw

                  An even bigger Joke – since Bloom was sacked for his insulting behaviour

                • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

                  …an obsessed lefty.

        • HookesLaw

          Bloom was physically attacked?
          The fact that UKIPers fall over themselves to defend this unsavory oik tells us all we need to know

          • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

            see below…if Prescott was “assaulted” so was Bloom.

            p.s. I’m not a UKIPer, I just like to defend people when they are denigrated, even white people!

          • Wessex Man

            Hooky, they may be card carrying UKIp members but going their continual posting times they weren’t at the Conference, I was, anyone who spoke to Bloom yesterday could tell that he had a bee in his bonnet and was looking to cause chaos. The look on his face all day told it’s own story. ‘I’m bigger thananyone here!’

            He had been waiting to cause an headline and he did and should now be kicked out of the Party.

            • Makroon

              The UKIPpers on here who think it was “splendid publicity” are deluding themselves. It was “UKIP had a conference and that Bloom idiot made some more ‘unacceptable’ comments” that will be remembered by their target electorate.
              It is a clear case of press manipulation and unfair on Bloom, but Farage has been simplifying, and manipulating the facts for ever, so he can’t really complain, can he ?

              • Two Bob

                The target electorate are the same audience who watch top gear. No damage done I suspect.

      • Adrian Wainer

        ” Prescott was assaultedHe should have laughed it off and emerged a bigger man . “,.
        HookesLaw

        ” Prescott was assaulted ”
        What somebody actually made Two Jags pay for something out of his wallet ?

      • Tom Tom

        I can see you have never met John Prescott…….no way would his personality offer the basis of being ” a bigger man”…….he is an anfry little man

    • rtj1211

      Well, the person who got decked had thrown an egg at him, so it served them right.

      • Makroon

        Actually, Prescott threw a punch, but then the other character jumped on top of him and would have caused him some serious damage if several “minders” had not pulled him away. Of course, Ali Campbell made sure that the clip was cut after the “Prescott punch” so that fat Johnny could emerge as the feisty and heroic “victim”.

  • David Lindsay

    Still allowed to be a platform speaker, or even a speaker from the floor, less than an hour before the Whip was going to be withdrawn from him, the Leader having publicly demanded it, so that it could not conceivably have been prevented from happening.

    All on television.

    Amateurs.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      …well, more like populists, lad. They’re not generally polished liars, as you and your LibLabCon mates. This is the frequent pattern for such.

      • David Lindsay

        No, just amateurs.

        Populism is a very fine art, highly polished and professional. In fact, it is the most polished and professional form of politics, so much so that it can even present itself successfully as amateur.

        Whereas these are just real amateurs.

        • the viceroy’s gin

          No, populism is nothing like fine art, lad, unless it’s from one of you LibLabCon practiced liars, practicing faux populism.

          No, populism will always play out rough cut, with the bark on. It’s coming directly from the people, afterall, with no contributions from you practiced liars.

          • David Lindsay

            If you believe that, then the highly polished fine art has done its job.

            Whereas this is just amateurism, and not in the good sense. Something else entirely.

            • the viceroy’s gin

              Yes, the lies have done their job on you, obviously, which is why you spew your typical nonsense.

              I’d suggest, as you know so little about politics, that you go and educate yourself a bit. Start with populism, its forms and historical case studies. That should disavow you of your above misconceptions. You may also need the previously mentioned medication adjustments, however.

              • David Lindsay

                Thereby proving my point. There are books on it.

                And its practitioners have read them. Cover to cover. Over, and over, and over again.

                But UKIP haven’t. They are just amateurs. As they have demonstrated today.

                • the viceroy’s gin

                  Yes, lad, there are books written by practiced liars, which practiced liars like you gravitate to. They are yours and their gospel, as you acknowledge.

                  But we’re talking about populism, lad, and not your practiced lies of faux populism. There are many case studies of it, if you’re interested in learning something beyond your nonsense.

                  Have a go at the medication adjustment and try again.

                • David Lindsay

                  See. It works. It has worked on you, for a start.

                • the viceroy’s gin

                  …as long as it’s not your knife working on me, that’s good enough for me, lad.

                • ButcombeMan

                  I rarely agree with you but yes they ARE amateurs and it was disturbing to see Farage so unsettled under fire.

                  It is going to get much nastier than this episdode. UKIP is seriously worrying all the parties now and especially the left.

                  One thing you might consider is just why “the professional politicians” have created the alienation demonstrated so well, in growing support for UKIP.

                  I suppose the professional practioners you have in mind, were those dysfunctional people in and around Brown & Balls?

                  Brown was without doubt THE most incompetent Chancellor and Prime Minister of the UK, in living memory.

                  Balls is still at it. Every time he appears on the screen most people remember the Brown era and what he had to do with it

                  We saw Brown & his “professionalism” after he met Mrs Duffey. If that had been Bloom, he would have had the whip withdrawn.

  • Austin Barry

    UKIP couldn’t buy this excellent publicity: headlines across the media followed by the immediate banishment of a preposterous ‘Bufton-Tufton’ who exactly conforms to the Ruling Elite’s caricature of a UKIP supporter.

    Meanwhile, more voters will decide to embrace UKIP after Crick’s absurd, prancing display of political correctness. I’m just surprised he didn’t start demanding to know why the pamphlet didn’t show a quota of veiled women.

    This sort of wheedling racial or religious beancounting to determine the probity and social value of an organisation, whether political, commercial or industrial drives the average voter barmy – well, unless they’re members of a Question Time audience, of course.

    • Two Bob

      The made the headlines on BBC news! Did the Lib Dems ever make the headlines!? I would say job well done for Mr Bloom. As May proved they just need to get noticed, whatever means necessary!

      My god a politician with a personality. Amazing.

      • dalai guevara

        A martyr? Lord almighty, what have we become – a nation a dim-witted followers of full blown idiots? Bloom is toast, thank God for that.

        • mikewaller

          Not if you have any taste for “British fair-play”. I have no time for UKIP, not least because I want to stay in Europe; but is was obvious from the tape that it was joke and it was clearly taken that way by the people in the room, women very much to the fore.

          I think Farage would have been far better stressing that it was a joke and going for the BBC’s anti-UKIP bias. If he starts to run scarred of the media, he will be in the same hole as the rest of the political class whose lives are lived in constant fear of making some kind of gaff that will enable our dear friends in the media to rip them to shreds.

          • dalai guevara

            mike
            Farage doesn’t know his luck yet.
            Seriously, think it through.

    • Noa

      It was truly heart warming to see Bloom literally throw Crick’s poisonous smear back in his face.
      As for Crick, on the day of the Prosser and MacBride revelations, we were reminded that he behaved exactly as a Labour media hatchet man is trained to do.

    • David Lindsay

      The only MEP whom UKIP considered presentable for Newsnight was Roger Helmer.

      Who was elected as a Tory.

  • saffrin

    Kind of reminds me of the 2005 Labour party conference when an lifelong labour party OAP was physically thrown out by two of bLiar’s thugs for making comments not in tune with NuLabour thinking.
    Which, by the way, the established media were more than happy to make little of.

    • kevinlynch1005

      Actually, there was almost universal uproar in the media about his treatment. However, it is human nature to be selective in what we recall – we often do this unconsciously to fit our view of things.

      • saffrin

        To me it meant the Labour party had become unrecognisable.
        To me, Labour mean hate, treason & lies.
        Why?
        Because I am British, white & working class.

        • Andy

          As I recall the Labour Party used the Terrorism Act to throw out an OAP.

          • Pootles

            It was, I think, the various bits of law relating to harassment that they tried to use, because the old chap had said ‘rubbish’ twice (hence the ‘harassment’) when Jack Straw was talking tosh.

            • Hexhamgeezer

              and the funny thing was the pensioner was stuck way out at the back of the auditorium. He did well to be heard from that distance.

    • Pootles

      Actually, it was even worse, because the old chap was a Jewish Holocaust survivor. He was given the treatment that the PC brigade insist that only the Right dishes out – a case of ‘projection’ by the lefties. Yet another one.

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