Having been escorted away from Scottish nationalist protesters in the back of a riot van yesterday, Nigel Farage took to the Today programme this morning to describe those who harangued him in an Edinburgh pub as:
“fascist scum filled with total and utter hatred of the English”
Despite a string of UKIP candidates exposed as racists and homophobes, Farage had the brass neck to complain that some facets of Scottish nationalism were “deeply unpleasant”.
True to form, one of UKIP’s own candidates has been on hand to call the Scots “tartan turds” and demand that one London-based Scot should “go home”.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed that Alex Wood — the candidate accused of making a Nazi salute — was actually “imitating a pot plant”:
“I’ve looked carefully into this and spoken to Alex, and I believe him when he says that he was angrily trying to take a camera off his girlfriend who was annoyingly taking pictures of him in the pub imitating a pot plant.”
Presumably this is what Jacob Rees-Mogg meant by “potted plant” candidates.
- Candidate posted hate group story to UKIP Facebook page
- Posted to Farage that ‘Jewish bankers dominate world’
- Claims she was hacked but posts appear over 11 months
A UKIP member was selected to stand in local elections despite posting material from a hate group to the party’s official Facebook page. The party also failed to act after the same candidate, Anna-Marie Crampton, posted similar anti-semitic material to Nigel Farage’s page.
Crampton, who was suspended by UKIP after similar messages on a third-party website emerged last week, posted an article from the American Free Press, classified as an anti-semitic hate group by the respected Southern Poverty Law Centre. The story claimed that the British Jewish financier Evelyn Rothschild controls “over half the wealth of the planet”:
Six months prior, Crampton — seemingly one of the party’s most active online supporters — replied twice to a post on Nigel Farage’s official page claiming that Jewish bankers “dominate the world … to the detriment of all”:
Crampton has claimed that her Facebook account hacked — but there is mounting evidence that her login was used to post anti-semitic material over the course of at least 11 months:
- 16 January 2012 — claims “Zionist banksters [sic] … dominate the world”
- 31 July 2012 — links to conspiracy theory published by hate group
- 20 February 2013 — blames Jews for starting WWII and Holocaust
UKIP are desperate to avoid an “expulsion” story before Thursday’s local elections.
A UKIP candidate has blamed the holocaust on Jews, claiming that World War II was engineered by “Zionists”. According to local press reports, Anna-Marie Crampton wrote on her Facebook — which also contains pictures of her with Nigel Farage:
“The Rothschilds are Zionists. There is a difference between Jews and Zionists. These Psychopaths hide behind and use the Jews. It was thanks to them that six million Jews were murdered in the War along with 26 million Russians.”
Crampton — who will be on the ballot paper in East Sussex whether UKIP sack her or not — also references the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious anti-semitic hoax professing to be a plan for worldwide Jewish domination:
“Read the Protocols of Zion, all you need to know is in there and it’s in their own words”
Is it any surprise that the EDL have announced they back UKIP?
The leader of the English Defence League has announced support for UKIP, urged “nationalist” parties such as the BNP not to stand against them and have started to promoting Nigel Farage videos and events on their Facebook page.
Talking to the Backbencher blog, convicted violent thug Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) said of UKIP:
“they are saying exactly what we say, just in a different way – do you know what I mean?”
The remarks followed a statement issued by the EDL urging racist far-right parties not to stand against UKIP:
“all nationalist [far right] parties should stand aside in areas that UKIP have a good chance of winning. Lets not split their vote. We might take a couple or a few hundred votes of them, we don’t come no where and we’ve cost UKIP the win because they come 50,60 votes behind Labour.”
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In a sign of the growing animosity between Conservatives and UKIP, a Tory MEP has dredged up damaging allegations of racist comments by Nigel Farage. Sajjad Karim — the first British Muslim to be elected to the European Parliament — claimed on his official Facebook page that Farage had told party activists:
“we will never win the nigger vote. The nig-nogs will never vote for us.”
Karim’s post resurrects previous claims by the founder of UKIP — made as he left the party claiming it had been “infected by the far right”. The message was posted yesterday as a row erupted over a controversial UKIP billboard on immigration (above) — provocatively erected in the multiethnic Levenshulme area of Manchester.
While burgeoning on mainstream success, the party has struggled to deal with extremists in its own ranks. A UKIP candidate remained under the party’s banner last year despite Scrapbook exposing comments comparing Islam’s holiest book to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
“Loonies, fruitcakes and closet racists” — at least David Cameron was right about one thing.
A UKIP MEP has launched a devastating attack on Nigel Farage — just as her party leader ducks out of fighting the Eastleigh by-election. Marta Andreasen, who became an MEP for South East England under the leadership of predecessor Lord Pearson, said the party “has become a dictatorship” under Farage.
Minders from UKIP’s hapless press team were certainly AWOL when Andreasen spoke to London Loves Business:
“Nigel promotes the people who say yes to him and will be grateful for getting the job and will never contradict him”
“Under his leadership – and I have questioned his leadership obviously a number of times – the party has become a dictatorship. This is a Stalinist way of operating and he doesn’t care about the membership or the grassroots”
Having joined UKIP after being sacked for whistleblowing in a top Brussels role, could it be that Farage was intimidated by the European Commission’s former chief accountant?
“Nigel does not like women. He will not tolerate women that have a certain intelligence. He thinks women should be in the kitchen or in the bedroom. These are the two kinds of women he will respect, not a woman that says ‘things are not as you say and we should follow the rules’.
“Nigel does not like someone who will have reasonable ideas that contradict his ideas. He does not accept any contradiction to his ideas. Basically from day one, since I was elected, he was dismissive of my work.”
Her remarks may shed some light on Farage’s decision not to personally stand in Eastleigh:
“Farage doesn’t care about getting MPs elected to Westminster and if we don’t get MPs elected then we will not be able to lead the process of leaving the EU.”
“We have limited resources so we can’t fight all the by-elections and when we do try and fight all these by-elections there is no way that we can succeed. We should concentrate on three or four places where we have a real chance of winning”
And it was all going so well …
UKIP party bosses are standing by their candidate Dr Julia Gasper after Scrapbook exposed her sick claims that the Islam’s holiest book is worse than Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Despite claiming they do not support Gasper’s sick views, the party have refused to sack her, saying in a statement:
“UKIP does not share her view, nor do we support it. But we do support her right to hold those views.”
Complementing her Islamophobia with gay-hating, delusional Gasper has been telling anyone who will listen that she has received an implausible 200 death threats by email in the wake of an expose by Pink News. She claims she is under “police protection” — although Thames Valley Police have refused to confirm this.
Seemingly emboldened by her party’s absolutely unsupportive support for her hole-digging, Gasper carried on in the comments on Scrapbook’s post. Her tirade against “smears” included this brilliant gem:
“I have a D. Phil in literature from Oxford University … I know what I am talking about.”
This might seem counter-productive for a party with designs on the political mainstream — but remember this is party nutjob Roger Helmer defected to.