UKIP’s vile Mandela ‘slave’ rant exposed: Disgusting remarks made about South African president and murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence ‘reveal true face of party’

  • Controversial remarks  were made on the party’s  internal online forum
  • Mocked Mr  Lawrence as ‘Saint Stephen’ and said his mother was ‘boring’
  • Another  said some people were ‘intended by nature’ to be slaves
  • One said:  ‘I actually agree with the EDL on what they protest  about’

Nigel Farage was last night at the centre of a  new racism storm over shocking remarks made by UKIP officials about Nelson  Mandela and the murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

One mocked Mr Lawrence as ‘Saint Stephen’ and  said his grieving mother was ‘boring us all to tears’.

Another, writing just days after Mandela’s  death, said that some ‘base-born’ people were ‘intended by nature’ to be  ‘slaves’.

 Disprespectful: David William Griffith, a UKIP representative from West London, posted a comment days after Nelson Mandela's funeral saying: 'Some people were 'intended by nature' to be 'slaves'Controversial: Pamela Creedy, secretary of UKIP's Redcar branch on 'Saint Stephen' Lawrence said: 'I'm sure his mother still grieves for him...[but] she risks...boring us all to tears
 Sickening: UKIP members made comments about Nelson  Mandela and Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered Stephen, in posts on  an internal party forum

Opponents said that the remarks – made on an  internal party forum used by senior figures, including party leader Mr Farage –  revealed the ‘true face’ of the party.

Some of the most shocking messages concerned  Mr Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack in South London in 1993.

Pamela Preedy, secretary of UKIP’s Redcar  branch, wrote: ‘The image of Stephen Lawrence has been promoted to sainthood,  with his own memorial site, constant invocation of his name in any discussion of  racism; even to close down a discussion about immigration when the issue bore no  relevance to his murder’.

Disrespectful: Pamela Creedy, the secretary of UKIP's Redcar branch, referred to the murder victim as 'Saint Stephen'Ms Preedy then accused David Cameron of  ‘worshipping at the shrine of Saint Stephen’, complaining that ‘we are supposed  to publicly mark the anniversaries of his death .  .  . Please give it a rest!’

Ms Preedy added in the message, left last  year: ‘I’m sure his mother still grieves for him, but it’s time she did it  privately without setting him up as some kind of media icon. She risks .  .  .  boring us all to tears.’

Another contributor to the forum, Keith  Woods, a UKIP council election candidate, commented as part of the same  exchange: ‘As for St Stephen of Racism, I feel sorry for the parents of many  white youths that have been murdered .  .  . no one seems to give a toss .  .  .  your son gets murdered, you become an expert on race relations it seems .  .  .  but only  if you are a particular colour’.

The death of former South African President  Nelson Mandela last month prompted some UKIP members to discuss whether it was  ‘time for a reappraisal’ of the reviled apartheid system.

David William Griffiths, a member of UKIP’s  West London branch, used the site to argue that some people were ‘intended by  nature’ to be slaves and were ‘marked out for subjection’ from birth.

He went on to quote selectively from Hindu  literature to argue that a ‘base-born man’ can ‘never conceal his real nature’.

He concluded with the offensive line: ‘That  kingdom in which such b*******, sullying [the purity of] the castes, are born,  perishes quickly together with its inhabitants.’

The word b******* has been removed from the  quote, on the grounds that it was ‘offensive language’ which had been  ‘auto-deleted’.

Other postings appear to confirm the claims  of UKIP’s opponents that many of its activists back the policies of openly  racist far-Right groups such as the British National Party (BNP) and the English  Defence League (EDL).

One councillor, who uses the online name  Icini123, boasted: ‘Some individuals who voted for BNP in desperation, because  there was no other alternate where we didn’t stand, have come over to us  now.’

 Outrage: Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain said the comments showed 'the true face of UKIP'

Outrage: Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain  said the comments showed ‘the true face of UKIP’

Martin Caine, a UKIP committee member in  Poole & Mid Dorset, wrote: ‘I actually agree with the EDL on what they  protest about.’

And Alexander Monk, a UKIP member from  Lowestoft, said: ‘What really grinds my gears about it is people are declaring  the EDL as “extremist” which is tosh in my eyes.’

 And in a message earlier this month, Brian  Otridge, who is a campaign manager for UKIP’s North West Hampshire Branch,  declared UKIP should be directly targeting BNP voters in the wake of their  leader, Nick Griffin, being declared bankrupt.
New force: Mr Farage vowed to start a campaign for the 2015 General Election to ¿pick off¿ vulnerable seats, including several held by LabourNoting that the BNP received hundreds of  thousands of votes in the 2010 General Election, Mr Otridge said: ‘We should be  picking up 50-75 per cent of those now.’

Last night, veteran anti-apartheid campaigner  Peter Hain said: ‘This is the true face of UKIP. Under their thin veil of  respectability lurks rampant bigotry and prejudice, fed by disenchantment and  feelings of social injustice.

‘None of these comments surprise me, because  whenever I speak out about apartheid I am bombarded with bigoted and  quasi-racist tweets from UKIP supporters.’

Last month this newspaper revealed that  Victoria Ayling, an ally of Mr Farage, had been captured on video saying of  immigrants: ‘I just want to send the lot back.’

Mr Farage vowed yesterday to start a new  targeted campaign for the 2015 General Election to ‘pick off’ vulnerable seats,  including several held by Labour.

He declared: ‘This party feels itself to be a  new force in British politics. The goal is to get enough representation in  Westminster to make the difference.’

Last night, commenting on the forum posts, a  UKIP spokesman said: ‘UKIP does not endorse any of the comments made on this  forum which go against the party’s principles and core values.

‘However, the party does not police open  discussions. Where elected representatives or party figures make comments  bringing the party into disrepute, we act accordingly.’

From The Daily Mail . Report by By Glen Owen. 11.01.14.

Liveraf Comment. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Reports like this are nothing more than a cynical exercise on the part of the guttersniping Daily Mail to drive a wedge between between UKIP and Conservative voters. Yet the fact remains that the Mail wouldn’t be able to dish the dirt if it wasn’t there. Or to put that another way, poke the average UKIP member in the eye and you’ll hear a fascist squeal; and a racist, and a Little Briton, and an enemy of the working class.

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