Monday, February 18

Tit by name, Tit by nature

Demonstrating UKIPs propensity to exaggeration and the disdain they show for the democratic mandate, Jeffrey Titford has called for a campaign of “civil disobedience” to try and block the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

In a speech given to the somewhat ironically named Freedom Association (the thinktank of the extreme right and various wannabe Colonel Blimps), Mr Titford stated “it may even be necessary for our cause to have a martyr, someone of a high profile who is prepared to go to jail to show how repressive the European Union has become”.

Perhaps Titford has forgotten Ashley Mote’s stint in jail for benefit fraud – although it is hard to see how Mr Mote’s attempts to scam the tax payer were a principled opposition to the EU. Either way, it will be pretty impressive if UKIP can manage another jail sentence for one of their members.

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