Jesus H. Mother-Frakking Christ. UKIP really are a backward bunch. The latest in a long line of disturbing statements to issue forth from the bloat-holes of UKIP councillors is that, according to former Tory MP David Silvester, the latest run of bad weather in the Uk is a result of the legalisation of gay marriage. Are you fucking serious? I thought that shit only happened in the USA, or theocracies like Saudi Arabia.
After rapidly defending Silvester’s right to state his opinions, UKIP followed by performing an about face and suspending him from the party. It is yet to be seen whether suspension leads to expulsion, as surely it should. One should not need to be reminded that scripture is no way to form the basis of policy making. UKIP claims to be a “libertarian, non-racist party” and is shocked and chagrined when accused of being bigoted. A quick examination of their actions and the actions of their members would be the sensible way to get to the bottom of this. Before I eviscerate the actual political operatives of UKIP, let me just share the words of Robert Ford of Manchester University, summing up the conclusions of research into the opinions of UKIP voters (just in case you thought that their voters weren’t as nutbaggy as their politicians):
“Our research – which includes the most comprehensive analysis of the attitudes of Ukipsupporters ever conducted – shows that Ukip supporters… are more likely than supporters of any other party except the BNP to hold hostile attitudes about immigrants and ethnic minorities. UKIP supporters are more likely to agree that the government should repatriate immigrants, and allow employers to favour white job applicants. Ukip supporters are also more likely to agree that Islam poses a serious threat to Western civilization, that local councils have favoured immigrant applicants for council housing and to believe that immigrants commit most crime.”
And with that, let’s see how the party itself stands up to scrutiny:
Jack Biggs was banned from running as a candidate because of his disability in 2007, providing evidence in support of the allegation.
UKIP shining star Alexandra Swann backed comments made by UKIP councillor Tom Bursnall that would ban unemployed persons from voting, claiming that he “had a point” and that allowing the unemployed to vote would be “dangerous”. That, presumably, includes the disabled. Interestingly, if unsurprisingly, Swann is currently completing her PhD in Social Darwinism. Hmm.
Paul Nuttall, leader Nigel Farage’s deputy, stood in defence of the Bristol hoteliers who refused to allow a gay couple to sleep in the same bed, and defended the sexist remarks of Andy Grey and Richard Keys, stating “It’s not as if he said it live on air, but, then again, so what if he had?”
Godfrey Bloom, a dickhead of monumental proportions, claimed that “no self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age… The more women’s rights you have, it’s actually a bar to their employment.””.What did Farage have to say about this? “Dear old Godders! Godfrey’s comment has been proved so right.” Oh Dear.
UKIP expelled it’s former MEP Nikki Sinclair (a lesbian) for refusing to be involved in the extremist EFD, of which Nigel Farage is co-president.
Founder Alan Sked, now dissociated from the party, has stated that, “Its extraordinary that at the last general election, with the country facing the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, [Ukip’s] flagship policy was to ban the burqa.”
UKIP peer Lord Pearson has made his position clear: “The Muslims are breeding ten times faster than us,” he said. “I don’t know at what point they reach such a number we are no longer able to resist the rest of their demands.”
Ironically, Dean Perks, UKIP parliamentary candidate, in an ill-fated attempt to garner some local muslim support stated “In my opinion, sharia law works as a prevention – and prevention is better than cure. If you think you are going to get your hand chopped off for pinching something, you won’t pinch it.” It gets worse, but you can see for yourself.
UKIP once handed out leaflets claiming that our membership of the EU would allow 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians into Britain – the total population of both countries is only 28 million.
UKIP has promised to freeze permanent immigration for five years.
Abhijit Pandya, UKIP candidate for a Leicester South by-election has stated, on immigrants, that, “Above all, one should not shy away of contemplating forced repatriation, or threatening it to further assimilation, as a result of their lack of economic contribution to the UK.” OECD reports unequivocally show that immigration is of a net benefit to Britain and the EU. Why a presumably immigrant chap like Pandya should hold opinions that would see him forcibly repatriated is quite beyond me.
Ukip’s 2005 manifesto advocated that all incoming immigrants should be “subject to health checks” for “communicable diseases”.
On the EU
UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, comes in at 708 out 754 for attendance in plenary at the European Parliament. His deputy, Paul Nuttall, ranks 742nd.
Farage rails against our taxpayer cash being sent to Brussels, whilst boasting that he has racked up over £2million in expenses. That’s our £2 million, by the way.
UKIP MEP Ashley Mote was in 2007 jailed for 21 counts of benefit fraud totalling £65,000
In 2009, UKIP MEP Tom Wise (lol!) as jailed for falsely claiming expenses. That’s stealing. From us.
On it’s Far-Right Links
The founder of UKIP, Alan Sked, has left the party and now says the have become “extraordinarily right-wing” and, more devastatingly that, “They’re not an intellectually serious party. Their views on immigrants and on [banning] the burqa are morally dodgy.”
Farage likes to boast, as he did on a January edition of The Andrew Marr Show, that “Ukip is the only UK party to explicitly ban BNP members from joining”. As has been pointed out, what kind of party attracts BNP members in such numbers as to require them to be banned?
Nigel Farage is the co-president of an organisation known as Europe of Freedom and Democracy, along with Francesco Speroni of Italy’s far-right Lega Nord, who seems to think that Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik’s “ideas are in defence of western civilisation.” Another member, Mario Borghezio, rants “Long live the Whites of Europe, long live our identity, our ethnicity, our race… our blue sky, like the eyes of our women. Blue, in a people who want to stay white.”
As mentioned earlier, UKIP expelled MEP Nikki Sinclair for refusing to participate in the EDF.
Christopher Monckton (more on him later), invited members of the mainly ex-BNP British Freedom Party to join UKIP, saying, “I would very much like them to come back and join us and we stand together.”
UKIP is unambiguously climate change denialist. It has attacked wind turbines because “the net reductions in CO2 emissions are trivial or zero”. This claim was based on a climate sceptics pamphlet published by Lord Lawson’s lobby group, The Global Warming Policy Foundation, which has been found flawed by Imperial College researchers.
UKIP’s man in Scotland, Christopher Monckton is an unashamed liar and distorter of climate science. He has claimed that the real aim of UN climate change treaties is to “impose a communist world government” and has compared climate change proponents to Nazis. I could rail for hours about what a fucking bitch Monckton is, but I’ll leave it to the much more thorough (and amusing) video’s of potholer54 (I’ve only linked to one of the many videos he has made, but they’re all worth a watch).
Farage has claimed that renewables subsidies have added 12% to consumer bills. According to Ofgem’s numbers, that figure is in fact around 2%. Liar.
In a statement of profound moronity, UKIP feels that, “The correct policy approach to the non-problem of ‘global warming’ is to have the courage to do nothing”. Courage? What the living fuck are you talking about? The courage to ignore 150 years of climate science? Fuckin’-A! You nailed it, right there!
These are just a small number of the inanely disturbing positions held by the UK Idiotic Party that I could be bothered to muster. Even if you feel that some of their arguments have merit, you would be prudent to think carefully about the rest of the fucknuttery that you’d be aligning yourself with. On the one hand, perhaps they may cost the Conservatives seats in the next general election and that surely can’t be a bad thing, can it? Well, sadly, yes it could. If the Conservatives feel too threatened by UKIP, then the next coalition may be UKIP-Conservative. If you didn’t like the ConDem coalition, then you should immediately start effluviating from every orifice at the thought of that beast.