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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5490 on: 26 May, 2014, 05:29:22 PM »
UKIP are xenophobes

UKIP are opportunists trading on the fears of xenophobes

Farage is; I believe most of the lower echelon nutters who've gathered around him lately are more or less genuine. Worth remembering that UKIP (i.e, Farage) only latched onto the immigrant thing relatively recently - before he spied that opportunity, UKIP were single issue EU expansion obstructionists with a silly Save the Pound slogan.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5491 on: 26 May, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
Six countries that went towards the left instead of the right in the European elections: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2014/may/26/european-elections-six-countries-went-left?CMP=twt_fd

It seems Romania went left, so now we know why Herr Farage hates that particular nationality so much - they're all lefty puffs.
All joking aside, having a country that's politically to the right of Italy and Portugal should worry most sensible people.


They missed out Malta, whose governing Labour Party maintained their 53% of the vote from last year's landslide general election. Their racist fringe garnered a mere 3.5%....somewhat less than ours.

Their 75% turnout - and that's down from their norm - remains the highest in the EU. (Discounting 90% Belgium, where voting is mandatory.)

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5492 on: 26 May, 2014, 08:02:07 PM »
It's already been said on the BBC that even if every vote goes to the second place party, they still can't beat UKIP.

Just shows we too have our share of nutters, again I'd point out that at 33% turnout ( and then only a small precentage of that) it hardly represents the general population or indeed all the praise and worship being directed at Ukippers by the BBC is really representive.

What's he going to do when and if he suddenly finds, in a few months, that he's not in the UK any more..?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5493 on: 26 May, 2014, 08:11:09 PM »
What's (Farage) going to do when and if he suddenly finds, in a few months, that he's not in the UK any more..?

The UK consists of England, Wales and some place called Northern Ireland too; when Brian Jones died, nobody suggested changing the name of the band to Terner's Purple Orchestra. Plus, UKIP's logo's the £ound symbol, and Alec Salmond assures everyone we'll all certainly still be using that ...


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5494 on: 26 May, 2014, 08:15:34 PM »
What's (Farage) going to do when and if he suddenly finds, in a few months, that he's not in the UK any more..?

The UK consists of England, Wales and some place called Northern Ireland too; when Brian Jones died, nobody suggested changing the name of the band to Terner's Purple Orchestra. Plus, UKIP's logo's the £ound symbol, and Alec Salmond assures everyone we'll all certainly still be using that ...

Only I wasn't talking about Farage, but their MEP in Scotland.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5495 on: 26 May, 2014, 08:16:47 PM »
It is going to be a very boring country these right wing voters want. I want diversity and an exploration of multi-global peoples and clean air and not to be defined by my paycheck.

It'll be only satisfactory for these people here, predominantly tepid earl grey coloured folk singing about the bastions of Victorian Britain with an emotional spectrum that begins at battleship grey and ends at dishwater. 

Drink darts dominoes dole departmentalization dull dumb discrimination demonisation and death. YAWN!

I mean I can live with those things but am capable of so much more.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5496 on: 26 May, 2014, 08:28:46 PM »

I'm doing my bit for Farage by working one of the rubbish paid, manual labour jobs he doesn't want Polish Economics professors to come over here and do. Every time I clock-in, it's one in the eye for Herman Van Rompuy.


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5497 on: 26 May, 2014, 11:48:07 PM »
Good for you, Sauchie!  Now if we can just get everyone else in the country into a badly-paid manual labour job, Nige will be a happy man.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5498 on: 27 May, 2014, 04:48:20 PM »
Bloody Foreigners coming over here wanting to know what love is x
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5499 on: 27 May, 2014, 05:10:28 PM »
Bloody Foreigners coming over here wanting to know what love is x

Heh!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5500 on: 27 May, 2014, 05:36:51 PM »
Bloody Foreigners coming over here wanting to know what love is

Farage is really more of a seventies throwback than an eighties nostalgist. This isn't the kind of behaviour you expect from a future prime minister ... Dave Cameron hasn't done anything like that since university, and even then he used a champagne flute rather than a pint glass:


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5501 on: 27 May, 2014, 05:47:32 PM »
Are there any photos or video footage of that prick Farage that aren't of him inside or in front of a pub holding a pint glass?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5502 on: 27 May, 2014, 05:52:44 PM »
Are there any photos or video footage of that prick Farage that aren't of him inside or in front of a pub holding a pint glass?

No. I wouldn't ignore the symbolism of the name of the drinking establishment either. You could be forgiven for thinking that a man who's exactly as posh as the other three party leaders is projecting a carefully calculated image of himself as a man of the people *.

 
* of Clarkson middle England,at any rate

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« Reply #5503 on: 27 May, 2014, 06:00:53 PM »
Are there any photos or video footage of that prick Farage that aren't of him inside or in front of a pub holding a pint glass?

There's some fairly hilarious ones of him among the wreckage of that plane crash he was in at the last general election...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #5504 on: 27 May, 2014, 06:11:41 PM »
Are there any photos or video footage of that prick Farage that aren't of him inside or in front of a pub holding a pint glass?

There's some fairly hilarious ones of him among the wreckage of that plane crash he was in at the last general election...

Nasty. You're thinking of that car crash he was in the other week.