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UKIP’s biggest problem is stupidity, not racism

19 May 2014

19 May 2014

Let me be clear, any time you feel the need to write “Let me be clear – UKIP is not a racist party” you are in a pickle. Parties shunned by actual, honest-to-goodness, copper-bottomed, ocean-going racists don’t usually need to make these things clear. There is a protesting-too-much vibe here, too, in which the more strenuously the Kippers reject the accusation so they only succeed in substantiating it. This might not be fair but it’s also life.

The precise point at which a party for racists or a party in which racists feel at home becomes a racist party is a metaphysical question the pondering of which need not detain us. Suffice it to say that Mr Farage’s admission there are plenty of “idiots” within UKIP speaks for itself.

I suppose Gordon Ferguson, the UKIP candidate in Southport who thinks his opponents should be hanged for treason is one of those idiots. But Mr Ferguson, poor fish, is merely following his leader’s example. After all, it is Mr Farage’s advertisement in today’s Daily Telegraph that bears the slogan: ALL WE WANT IS OUR COUNTRY BACK.

Britain, you see, has been sold. And sold without your permission. A reasonable person might think this suggests Mr Farage and those who think like him believe the LibLabCon alliance (sic) to be stuffed full of traitors. In other words, if Mr Ferguson is one of the idiots then isn’t Mr Farage one too?

He may be. Who told the Sunday Times at the weekend that “We face the prospect where millions of British families, unless we take a grip on our borders, will effectively not be living in a first world country any more”? It wasn’t some previously unknown loony running for the council in Barmy-on-Sea, it was the dear leader himself. Perhaps he was ‘tired’ then too.

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Alas poor Britannia; so pure once but now so, so swarthy.

And what to make of this? You see,“The vast majority of Romanians who have come to the UK wish to better their lives and would make good neighbours”.

On the other hand, you can’t be too sure can you? How can you tell? It is very difficult. So, “We must take back the power to stop criminals from entering our country by taking back control of our borders. The only way to do that is to leave the EU. Then we can give Romanians who want to come of the UK work permits and do the necessary checks. When this happens my answer to the question ‘Should people be concerned if a group of Romanian men moved in next door?’ will be ‘No’.”

In other words, even though the ‘vast majority’ of Romanians are fine, hard-working types I still think you should be worried if they move into your street. Why? Because, come on, we all know there’s a difference. There just is.

Does it matter if this is racist or even simply idiotic? Not really because it’s certainly very stupid.

There you go again, however, smearing the bold Farage using the dastardly tactic of quoting his own words against him. Typical metropolitan elite (Leith platoon). When will this mad injustice ever end?

I dare say UKIP will still do extremely well in this week’s elections. But the mask has slipped and only the credulous can still suspend their disbelief. This may one day be seen as the moment of Peak UKIP and though the party will doubtless have an impact upon next year’s general election its long-term prospects have been damaged severely in recent days.

Which is as it should be since a party with the same answer to every problem is not really a party that has answers to any problem at all.

 


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  • PAUL BAKER

    THE EU CAN TAKE OVER RUNNING THE UK LOCK STOCK AND BARREL FOR
    ME THEY WOULD DO A BETTER JOB OF IT I DON’T KNOW WHERE THESE KIPPER BRAIN PARTY ARE COMING FROM 70% OF OUR TRADE IS WITH THE EU .FARAGE IS A HYPOCRITE MARRIED TO A GERMAN WOMAN AND SAYS
    NO BRITISH WOMAN COULD DO HER JOB AS HIS SECRETARY.
    ps THERE WILL BE A LABOUR LANDSLIDE INN 2015 GREAT.

  • Johann Bach

    The establishment prostitutes have been at the trough for too long.

    They are so detached from the concerns of the actual electorate, the dirty bottom-feeders and depth-grovelers as they see them, that they can no longer be trusted to make the appropriate decisions necessary for self-rule.

    The ruling class are all pretty much entrenched in power by blood and ancestry, they all attend the same private schools and universities. They are a parasitic influence, robbing the people of the UK and selling off their futures to corporate interests, banks and supranational dictatorial entities like the EU.

  • Scaroth

    Look, I know the truth hurts, but Mr Farage did in point of fact invite a comparison between people’s reaction to a group of ROMANIAN MEN moving in next door as opposed to a group of GERMAN CHILDREN.

    In what way is that a racist observation? Answers on a postcard please.

  • Jack gooner

    The liblabcon bias in media is astounding, the Guardian are the biggest culprits to this, just Google Nigel Farage and click on news and you will see from the past 2 weeks 20-30 articles on something racist Nigel Farage has done said, or that UKIP has endorsed.

  • Themos

    What is it with all those Iraq War supporters and their hatred for UKIP “because racism”? How is it ok to swallow the murder of 500,000 Iraqis but revolt at the idea of immigration controls for people who aren’t even in Britain yet?

  • Bill_der_Berg

    Stupidity is not lacking in the anti-racist camp.

    “Teachers are being forced to report children as young as three to the authorities for using alleged ‘racist’ language, it was claimed last night.

    Munira Mirza, a senior advisor to London Mayor Boris Johnson, said schools were being made to spy on nursery age youngsters by the Race Relations Act 2000.

    More than a quarter of a million children have been accused of racism since it became law, she said”.

  • Shorne

    A little “reality therapy” from Lord Ashcroft’s polling website,
    “Labour are ahead by six points in my latest general election voting intention
    poll, conducted over the past weekend. The survey puts Labour on 35% (up three
    points since last week), the Conservatives on 29% (down five), the Lib Dems
    unchanged on 9% and UKIP down one point at 14%…As for which party has the best approach when it comes to Britain’s relationship
    with the European Union – the question that is at least nominally being answered
    in this week’s elections – there is little to choose between Labour (27%), the
    Conservatives (25%) and UKIP (21%), with the Lib Dems languishing on 13%.
    Plus this from Reuters.
    “Thursday’s survey, by Ipsos MORI, showed that 54 percent of Britons would vote to remain in the 28-nation bloc if a referendum was held today, while 37 percent would vote to leave.Last time the pollster asked the same question, in November 2012, 48 percent said they would vote to leave the EU and 44 percent said they would elect to stay in.Two other polls published in March by another pollster, YouGov, also showed that more voters would back staying in the EU rather than leaving.”
    Right let’s hear the really convincing reasons why this must be wrong.

    • Bill_der_Berg

      It seems that some of those who want to remain in the EU are under the illusion that it is possible that the EU may return to being an economic union without political links.

      “Public opinion is divided on the detail of Britain’s role in Europe, however. Around three in ten each would prefer to see ‘Britain’s relationship with Europe remaining broadly the same as at present’ (32%) and ‘Britain returning to being part of an economic community, without political links’ (30%). One in five would like to see ‘Britain leaving the European Union altogether’ (20%), with ‘closer political and economic integration’ with other EU member states the least favoured option (13%)”.

      • Shorne

        Yes but there is still a majority who would vote to remain in a straight in/out referendum.

        • Bill_der_Berg

          At the moment, but one day the penny may drop.

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