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28 April 2014

4:20 PM

28 April 2014

4:20 PM

All aboard Ukip’s Common Sense battle bus! Today Nigel Farage’s party took the fight to Portsmouth – or more precisely, Portsmouth and Southsea Station. It’s not entirely clear what the station did to offend Ukip, but the party’s battle bus accidentally collided with it while trying to execute a U-turn.

Ukip bus collides with railway station


Hopefully it’s not an omen for what will happen when the party drives back over previous commitments made in its 2010 manifesto.

Ukip bus collides with railway station

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  • Chingford Man

    Oh no, the UKIP bus has rammed a railway station, I’m going to have to vote Tory now.

  • you_kid

    This is a game changer.
    Any news is good news.

  • sfin

    Oh well hold the front page!

    Is this all you’ve got today?

    Nothing reinforces more the notion that the main political parties and the MSM are in bed together than articles such as this.

    It is unworthy of The Spectator.

  • Bill Brinsmead

    Must be a very slow day in the Steerpike office.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      …not very slow at all, I’m guessing, and quite panicky.

    • Conway

      I thought his name should have an N rather than a T in it.

  • Denis_Cooper

    Thanks for publishing the phone number for joining UKIP.

    Just in case it’s not entirely clear from your picture, it’s 0800 587 6 587.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      …as was mentioned elsewhere, these Speccie kids are exceedingly useful idiots .

  • dmitri the impostor

    Yeah, yeah. Look at us, we’re shaking. Nigel shoots a baby. Nigel’s intern filmed gargling on the jism of Beelzebub. Nigel opens a kitten abattoir.

    Do you want to know how many Damascene conversions your posts have resulted in? How many sensitive souls were going to vote for nasty, nasty UKIP and thanks to you are now going to stick with Cabbage Patch Doll?

    Do you want to audit the threads underneath your puerile contributions and then take a wild guess?

    Do you? You are about six rungs below a standing joke, son. You want to get yourself a proper job.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      Now that’s what I call a proper smackdown. Well done.

  • @PhilKean1

    I am guessing it was a woman in the driving seat?

    • Mike Purves

      Maybe Lenny Henry cut the brake pipes.

      • @PhilKean1

        Received my UKIP election pamphlet through the door today.

        Guess what? We can’t control immigration unless we leave the EU !

        I know where my vote’s going 🙂

        • Kitty MLB

          We never get election pamphlets though our door, regardless
          of the election. We do live in a rather rural spot I suppose,
          and a long path for the postman to walk up. And he has to deal
          with cows,and all sorts before he even gets to the path. We did have a lovely black lady move into the village
          but had to move out because she couldn’t drive. We have
          a charming Indian doctor in the surgery, and he doesn’t have an issue with being the only In the village.

    • the viceroy’s gin

      Well, if it was a woman and associated with UKIP, then expect the Speccie teenagers to begin pitching naked photographs pronto.

  • Shorne

    Seems to me the thing about the UKIP claque is they can dish it out but can’t take it.

    • WatTylersGhost

      We have to take it, day in, day out, from the LibLabCons and their media stooges, but it doesn’t mean we won’t fight back. You can lie down and get shafted by another bunch of social democrats if you please, but they will roger me no more.

      • Shorne

        Rubbish, the UKIP claque spend all day trying to outdo each other in devising even more vituperative things to call those they see as their opponents. Ad hominem attacks involving phrases like ‘lefty scum’ abound.
        Iain Martin has described it well in a recent Telegraph article “hardliners from among the Ukip hordes – increasingly almost as intolerant of dissent as hardline Scottish nationalists…shouted at by golf club bar bores.”

  • Lady Magdalene

    I’m amazed that The Speccie thinks we’re going to subscribe for their rag, when all they seem able to do is write pathetic little smears about UKIP.
    Don’t they have any real journalists there any more?

    • Chingford Man


    • Frank

      The Telegraph seems to have sacked vast numbers of experienced journalists, so it and the Speccie are left with interns and those (presumably) nobody else wants to offer a job to. It could of course be this absurd drive to do podcasts and insert videos into everything that is hacking off experienced journalists?

  • Kitty MLB

    Another UKIP article. What about a spot of poetry, there has been other threads
    today- all ignored.
    I shall just say, I am surprised no one has not taken offence to the colour purple
    and said its offensive or prejudiced in some way.
    Such as against alcoholics, people with heart or circulation problems etc..
    all go somewhat purple…Yawn !!!!

  • anncalba

    Is this today’s anti UKIP story then? How nice it would be if the media would tell us something about why we should vote LIB/LAB/CON in the Euro elections – you know, some reasoned arguements – rather than just every day finding a new anti UKIP angle. I’ve never voted UKIP., but if this daily barrage of non stories continues, I certainly will. This is not journalism, it’s propaganda.

    • telemachus

      Vote Ukip
      Then in 2015 there will be enough head of steam to split the Tory vote in all the 43 Tory marginals and deliver a famous victory to the reasonable

      • Colonel Mustard

        Apparently not. Same old tedious crowing about a party that is far from reasonable.

      • Pepperless

        Telemachus, Just a we advise, I think you should take one week off The Spectator you seem to want to dominate discussions all the time and you are getting boring now.

  • the viceroy’s gin

    Come on, bus crashes are a droning bore. Don’t you Speccie kids have some more naked young nubile UKIPers like below? That’s a much more entertaining smear.

  • WatTylersGhost

    In the meantime the Tories smash HS2 across our beautiful country – b*stards.

  • colliemum

    What we really need to know is if that bus driver is a member of UKIP! Just think of tomorrow’s headlines if he is – the scandal! UKIP driver demolishes BR station! Outrage!

    Anything to do with UKIP is better than taking a long hard look at the LibDems and their long-term pedophile MP, never mind that he’s late, like Jimmy S., isn’t it.

    • telemachus

      I have it on good blog rumour that the driver is a second generation immigrant taken on when they did not know this

      • Colonel Mustard

        So you are back then. How went the urgent and desperate Labour online trolling damage control meetings then? Got a new script?

        • tjamesjones

          I’m definitely not labour, but telemachus is funnier than any ukipper has even been. Earnest indignation however, is all yours.

    • Denis_Cooper

      That would probably be over the maximum reading of 10 on the Faux Outrage Scale devised by the eminent French psychologist M Faux.

  • Paul Vickers

    Proves UKIP are backing (into) British Rail – by demolishing their corporate facade…