Wednesday, January 2

It was UKIP wot done it….Honest.

UKIPwatcher was highly amused by the machinations of assorted europhobes in trying to claim credit for the protest in the European Parliament in December during the signing of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Lest we forget, a handful of U-kippers, a couple of barmy Tories and Jim Allister (the man whose hardline unionism was too much even for Ian Paisley’s DUP) donned black T-shirts, held up a few banners, heckled the Portuguese Prime Minister and demanded a referendum on the Reform Treaty.

Tory Daniel Hannan will doubtless have preened his tail feathers when he saw the Guardian’s coverage of the ‘protest’ describing him as “Conservative MEP and protest leader”. This story, needless to say, had UKIP up in arms, as they were themselves keen to claim responsibility. Help was at hand, however, from the ever modest and self-effacing Nigel Farage who authored this great contribution to literature, breathlessly described by UKIPs press goons as an “eyewitness diary of a portentous week at the heart of power”.

The first couple of pages are devoted to ramblings along the lines of “it wasn’t Dan it was UKIP wot done it”, with the boy Nige then sounding a touch defensive in explaining that UKIP are always courteous and never break the rules in the European Parliament (apart from booing and shouting down elected Prime Minister’s when they try to speak). As he put it, UKIPs hooliganism “would never have happened if Labour had kept its promise of a referendum”. Surprising then that he would protest against the signing of a Charter of Rights that was endorsed by the Parliament in November with over 500 votes in favour and 80 against – sorry Nigel, but this is how parliamentary democracy works.

Some might think it bizarre that anyone would want to claim credit for preventing people from speaking and acting in a way that would shame a 6 year old, but an irrelevant fringe party like UKIP (hovering between 0-1% in the polls) have to take what ever scraps they can get.

The torrent of self-pity and self-obsession continues. Nige whinges that the protest “made very big across the Continent, though it receives hardly a mention in the UK”. Don’t flatter yourself Nigel, a handful of no-mark little Englanders behaving badly and pretending to be politicians are not terribly newsworthy. For good measure, he adds that “the UK press just will not acknowledge the extent to which the EU runs our lives”. Unbelievable! Has the man never read an English newspaper?!?!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Describing that non-event as big across the continent is a bit like describing UKIP as a big political party.

Anonymous said...

The latest attempt at disruption seems to have been a disaster.

Bob Feal-martinez said...

but an irrelevant fringe party like UKIP (hovering between 0-1% in the polls) have to take what ever scraps they can get.
If UKIP are as you describe why then spend your life trawling the sewers to find and twist news to cause harm. Perhaps your time would be better spent investigating the seriel abuses
of the main parties.

Anonymous said...

Bob,

History tells us that extremists should always be watched no matter how small their electoral support.

Bob Feal-martinez said...

Anonymous perhaps you should read the UKIP manifesto and identify please what part is extremist. I would love to know. It has not gone un noticed that many of the Tory and Labour policies on such things as immigration have been stolen from UKIP. The more people that read the UKIP manifesto, the more join the party and they more people vote for them. That is called democracy. When main stream party use their Political power to malign their more junior opposition, that is the clearest sign of the fear of the truth being exposed. UKIP are exposing the truth of our corrupt political system both home and abroad.

Anonymous said...

Bob,

What do you think about Godfrey Bloom's alleged comments on the Archbishop of York?

Bob Feal-martinez said...

All politicians make crass statements that they later regret, those made by UKIP people usually receive a disproportionate amount of media attention and are repeated adnausium.I remember the incident involving the sad death of Ken Biggle, Boris Johnson made a very crass comment but it was soon forgotten. More proof if there were needed that the main parties are afraid of UKIP, and why wouldn't they be. ^ years ago Labour Members out numbered UKIP by 150 to 1, due to UKIP's increasing membership that is now just 5 to 1. The same applies in comparison with the Tories, with yet another prominent Tory defecting only Tuesday. I am against racist. sexist, homophobic etal comments that are made with a base of Hatred.

Anonymous said...

Yes but what do you as a senior UKIP representative think about Bloom's alleged comments?

Anonymous said...

Note that in the Farage blog, he refers to UKIP MEPs giving a substantial sum of money to help the anti-Treaty campaign in Ireland. So much for UKIP respecting the sovereignty of nation states. If that isn't interference in the affairs of another country what is?

Anonymous said...

Poor Nigel Farage. Press coverage seems to indicate that it really was Hannan wot done it afterall. The great leader of UKIP finds that he can only stand on the sidelines and applaud.