First up, high-profile UKIP activist Alexandra Swann, whose speech to their 2012 Spring conference was introduced by Nigel Farage. Supplementing her own crap with re-tweets calling Mandela a “terrorist”, Scrapbook supposes she would be happier in the 1980s Federation of Conservative Students wearing a “Hang Nelson Mandela” T-shirt:
This is how she reacted to Barack Obama’s tribute:
Meanwhile Rod Liddle looks to kills two birds with one stone:
“But for Christ’s sake BBC, give it a bloody break for five minutes, will you? It’s as if the poor bugger now has to bear your entire self-flagellating white post-colonial bien pensant guilt; look! Famous nice black man dies! Let’s re-run the entire history of South Africa. That’s better than watching the country we’re in being flattened by a storm.”
Doubtless we’ll have cause to update this post again tomorrow.
UDPATE: Compare and contrast Louise Mensch’s reaction to the death of Thatcher with that for Mandela, who was heavily influenced by the writing of Karl Marx:
Pygmies of the left so predictably embarrassing yourselves, know this: not a one of your leaders will ever be globally mourned like her.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 8, 2013
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) December 6, 2013
Oh. And Nick Griffin:
— Nick Griffin (@nickjgriffinbnp) December 6, 2013