is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!
Mirror Mirror on The Wall Whose Hubris Could Cause The Fall?
Could it be the assumption of the ignorance of readers of The Daily Mirror by Kevin Maguire or the arrogance & hubris of Nigel Farage?
It’s time to SLUG it out with Nigel Farage’s modern day Enoch Powell racists
Apr 27, 2014 22:15
OPINION BY KEVIN MAGUIRE
The UKIP jibe against black Briton Lenny Henry shows a racist party that hasn’t moved on from the dark days of the 1970s says Kevin Maguire
Comic Lenny Henry’s dig in the 1970s at the expense of Tory racist Enoch Powell needs updating for UKIP in 2014.
Back then the comic’s riposte went something like this: “Enoch Powell wants to give us £1,000 to go home. Suits me. It only costs me £10 to get to Dudley.”
The “black country”, a slug in UKIP suggested Henry should emigrate to, isn’t the Black Country in England’s West Midlands from which he hails.
The slug, standing for UKIP in a North London council election, embroidered his malevolence by adding that Henry, a prominent and well-liked Black Briton, “does not have to live with whites”. The slug wasn’t, I’m sure, referring to Henry’s divorce from Dawn French.
David Cameron’s jibe that Ukippers are “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists, mostly” is obsolete when a terrifying number of its venomous, hate-filled members are out of the closet and proudly express their prejudices.
I disagree on much with Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, not least over what he’s doing to the NHS, but I agreed with him yesterday when he told me on John Pienaar’s Radio 5 Live show the attack on Henry was racist. It was, and deserves total condemnation.
UKIP playing the victim card, whining it’s unfairly scrutinised when its activists are exposed as nasty Neanderthals, reeks of self-pity.
The anti-immigration party’s built on a stack of poisonous fears, fanning irrational suspicions and distorting the view of people from abroad who come to work in Britain.
So it’s no great surprise so many nutcases are coming out of the woodwork. If a party courts BNP voters, it’ll be tainted by extremism. Nigel Farage posing as an outsider is also one of the most ludicrous deceptions of contemporary politics.
He’s a privately educated City trader who has spent 15 years riding first class on the Brussels Gravy Train. Farage has some brass neck to denounce the expenses of MPs when his own snout is deep in the trough and he put his wife on the public payroll. His irritation when asked if she, a German, had taken a British job was hilarious.
And there is nothing anti-establishment about a UKIP with disgraced former Tory minister Neil “a liar and a cheat” Hamilton in its upper ranks. Blaming migrants for low wages and poor housing suits a party that champions Fat Cats from whose cloth Thatcher worshipper Farage is cut. Who shut coal mines, shipyards, steel plants, factories and textile mills in Northern England?
Not migrant workers but the Maggie Thatcher who Farage venerates.
UKIP succeeds by persuading people to lash out at strangers instead of joining the dots.
The abuse of Lenny Henry wasn’t an isolated incident.
Bile is central to UKIP’s DNA.
I’m convinced the bubble will burst. If not, Britain will be left a worse country.
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There is of course no doubt that using the cliches to exploit the ignorance Kevin Maguire expects of his Mirror readers he does have a point.
There is no doubt that if one ignores the facts and what Enoch Powell actually said in 1968 and depend on the quite ridiculous spin that has been put on his speech, taken out of context and selectively quoted to produce a lie Kevin Maguire has put his finger on one of the more worrying aspects of Nigel Farage’s one man band.
Many will consider my calling UKIP a one man band unfair but stop for a moment and consider howmany people could name more than Nigel Farage, as he struts and postures posing as UKIP. Farage has evicerated every individual who might have turned UKIP into a professional party with any kind of infrastructure, any idea of an organogram, any concepts of probity and accountability for public money or any chance of relevance in domestic politics.
I wonder just what percentage could attribute more than two actions by UKIP front runners to more than 2 such individuals, besides their all hallowed central controller Nigel Farage!
Do YOU believe that UKIP would survive in any significant way if Farage met with the same level of justice meted out to Tom Wise when he stole and embezzled a mere £36,000?
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