Let’s hope Farage will give himself the boot

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

First published in Letters by

LAST year Godfrey Bloom was thrown out of UKIP by Nigel Farage for calling women sluts.

This was apparently the last straw for the long-suffering Nigel, and somehow worse than Bloom calling developing nations Bongo Bongo Land, or stating that the unemployed and public sector workers shouldn’t be allowed to vote, or declaring that UKIP didn’t have time to create their own policies and should arrange to buy some off the shelf.

This week Farage announced that women who have take time off to have babies are worth less than the rest of us.

Farage has recently declared his commitment to weeding UKIP of barmy crackpots and real extremists, in the wake of one of his followers blaming bad weather on gay marriage, and others demonstrating the ugliest of racist views.

Let us hope Farage will now throw himself out of the party.

Christian Vassie, Blake Court, Wheldrake, York.

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1:09pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Did you know that UKIP are the most popular party in the UK?
Mr Vassie didn't mention the costly Green aganda that UKIP will rid us of. Instead, in typical Eco warrior style he starts trying to scare people off in the same way that he and his like did about Polar ice caps melting, not to mention the Himalayas and small islands being lost to sea level rises.
We are still waiting for the effects of all this warming, or even the warming but not long to wait for the next election. At least some things are certain.
Did you know that UKIP are the most popular party in the UK? Mr Vassie didn't mention the costly Green aganda that UKIP will rid us of. Instead, in typical Eco warrior style he starts trying to scare people off in the same way that he and his like did about Polar ice caps melting, not to mention the Himalayas and small islands being lost to sea level rises. We are still waiting for the effects of all this warming, or even the warming but not long to wait for the next election. At least some things are certain. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -26

1:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Mulgrave says...

Arguably it was the beating about the head of a reporter with a UKIP brochure that did for him - there is a sound clip of genuine mirth from the women party members following his allusion to cleaning behind the fridge and a much earlier use of the S word, he did seem to get away with that one.
Arguably it was the beating about the head of a reporter with a UKIP brochure that did for him - there is a sound clip of genuine mirth from the women party members following his allusion to cleaning behind the fridge and a much earlier use of the S word, he did seem to get away with that one. Mulgrave
  • Score: 3

2:26pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jonthan says...

Mulgrave wrote:
Arguably it was the beating about the head of a reporter with a UKIP brochure that did for him - there is a sound clip of genuine mirth from the women party members following his allusion to cleaning behind the fridge and a much earlier use of the S word, he did seem to get away with that one.
Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that.
As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that.

Sadly not every woman is in favour of equality. The anti-Suffrage league was led by a woman, and then there was Mrs. Thatcher
[quote][p][bold]Mulgrave[/bold] wrote: Arguably it was the beating about the head of a reporter with a UKIP brochure that did for him - there is a sound clip of genuine mirth from the women party members following his allusion to cleaning behind the fridge and a much earlier use of the S word, he did seem to get away with that one.[/p][/quote]Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that. As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that. Sadly not every woman is in favour of equality. The anti-Suffrage league was led by a woman, and then there was Mrs. Thatcher Jonthan
  • Score: -5

4:08pm Thu 23 Jan 14

spiritofyork says...

the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians.

the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs.
the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians. the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs. spiritofyork
  • Score: -17

4:36pm Thu 23 Jan 14

tommytman says...

spiritofyork wrote:
the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians.

the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs.
how far right would you care to go , watch the charisma of Adolf Hitler he gave germany a kick up the a**e
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians. the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs.[/p][/quote]how far right would you care to go , watch the charisma of Adolf Hitler he gave germany a kick up the a**e tommytman
  • Score: 26

5:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Igiveinthen says...

Wow Jonthan, your comment - Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that. As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that - is a bit strong isn't it?
Maybe that's what we need in politics as a proper alternative to the conservative/lib dems, instead of the leftie labourites and namby pamby greens, they'll certainly get my vote, only wish they were in charge in York!
Wow Jonthan, your comment - Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that. As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that - is a bit strong isn't it? Maybe that's what we need in politics as a proper alternative to the conservative/lib dems, instead of the leftie labourites and namby pamby greens, they'll certainly get my vote, only wish they were in charge in York! Igiveinthen
  • Score: -7

10:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Can't wait for the election. Reality time for the thumb manipulator !

Nothing much between the GreenLibLabCon. We need the change.
Can't wait for the election. Reality time for the thumb manipulator ! Nothing much between the GreenLibLabCon. We need the change. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -37

11:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

This week Farage announced that women who have take time off to have babies are worth less than the rest of us.

Is that any better than what Cameron's doing though... reducing all the benefits so as to effectively force women who have children straight back into work as soon as the cord has been cut?
[quote]This week Farage announced that women who have take time off to have babies are worth less than the rest of us. [/quote] Is that any better than what Cameron's doing though... reducing all the benefits so as to effectively force women who have children straight back into work as soon as the cord has been cut? Magicman!
  • Score: 3

9:29am Fri 24 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

spiritofyork wrote:
the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians.

the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs.
Nigel Farage, this middle-aged white former city banker is readlly changing the face of politics..... not. He's just like the rest of them, pull the wool from your eyes.

That said, although the man is a charlatan, the letter writer has the wrong end of the stick. Dare I say it, Nigel was correct in what he ment, even if it came across wrongly.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: the common man speaks for the common man. good on ukip. they are real working people, just like the rest of us. Not like these career politicians. the far right need to give this country and it policies the kick up the a** it really needs.[/p][/quote]Nigel Farage, this middle-aged white former city banker is readlly changing the face of politics..... not. He's just like the rest of them, pull the wool from your eyes. That said, although the man is a charlatan, the letter writer has the wrong end of the stick. Dare I say it, Nigel was correct in what he ment, even if it came across wrongly. The Great Buda
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Sat 25 Jan 14

York Fox says...

A politician who actually says what he thinks rather than concealing it behind spin and lies is a breath of fresh air. At least he is treating the electorate like adults.

In purely financial and business terms a childbearing woman is more costly than a man. David Cameron knows it, Ed Milliband knows it, Nick Clegg knows it. Even someone like Peter Taaffe knows it.

None of this means that there aren't moral reasons to disregard this financial implications.

At least Farage has the guts to say what everyone knows. The fact that someone speaking the truth causes shock and uproar just goes to show how mollycoddled we the electorate have become since the Blair era.
A politician who actually says what he thinks rather than concealing it behind spin and lies is a breath of fresh air. At least he is treating the electorate like adults. In purely financial and business terms a childbearing woman is more costly than a man. David Cameron knows it, Ed Milliband knows it, Nick Clegg knows it. Even someone like Peter Taaffe knows it. None of this means that there aren't moral reasons to disregard this financial implications. At least Farage has the guts to say what everyone knows. The fact that someone speaking the truth causes shock and uproar just goes to show how mollycoddled we the electorate have become since the Blair era. York Fox
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Rocking Horse says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
Wow Jonthan, your comment - Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that. As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that - is a bit strong isn't it? Maybe that's what we need in politics as a proper alternative to the conservative/lib dems, instead of the leftie labourites and namby pamby greens, they'll certainly get my vote, only wish they were in charge in York!
Well said !
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: Wow Jonthan, your comment - Yes Mulgrave, the women UKIPpers did laugh, but don't read to much into that. As members, these women know that they are part of a bigoted, racist, homophobic and mysogonistic party and they are presumably happy with that - is a bit strong isn't it? Maybe that's what we need in politics as a proper alternative to the conservative/lib dems, instead of the leftie labourites and namby pamby greens, they'll certainly get my vote, only wish they were in charge in York![/p][/quote]Well said ! Rocking Horse
  • Score: 1

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