UKIP candidate posts ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ map on his Facebook page
The map published on the Facebook page of David Little, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Dover, also insults Scotland
A wannabe UKIP MP has caused outrage with a world map calling Africa “Bongo Bongo Land”, writes Nigel Nelson in the Sunday People.
The cartoon refers to London as home to “cosmopolitan poofters” and Scotland as full of “ungrateful bastards”.
Wales is branded the country of “God-fearing fridge-cleaning women”.
The Ukip Map of the World appears on the Facebook page of David Little, the party’s’ parliamentary candidate for Dover, Kent.
It was a spoof drawn for the politicalbetting.com website by cartoonist Martha Richler, known as Marf.
But Dover and Deal Tory MP Charlie Elphicke said local people didn’t see the funny side.
He added: “I’ve had complaints about this from constituents. “They think it’s disgusting, anti-gay and anti-women.”
The map proposes the new British capital should be Clacton, Essex, where Tory defector Douglas Carswell became UKIP’s first elected MP last month.
And it has nightmarish arrows pointing to immigration of “millions & millions” from Africa and Eastern Europe.
UKIP banned its members from saying “Bongo Bongo Land” last year after MEP Godfrey Bloom used the phrase to describe countries getting British aid.
Mr Bloom, who has since left the party, also told a group of Ukip women they were “sluts” for not cleaning behind the fridge.
But Mr Elphicke said: “It’s the same old UKIP. There’s very little to distinguish them from other extreme right-wing parties.
“David Little should disassociate himself from this and apologise.”
Mr Little, a 50-year-old local businessman, will be trying to overturn Mr Elphicke’s slender 5,274 majority at next May’s General Election.
Mr Little said: “I love Marf’s cartoons and I thought it was a brilliant bit of satire lampooning UKIP.
“It’s clearly a joke at UKIP’s expense. I think it’s really important to laugh at yourself now and again.”
Liveraf Comment. We’re sorry we couldn’t get you a clearer impression of what seems to pass for artwork around UKIP. As it is, this cartoon is a reminder of how blurred and confused UKIP’s policies really are.