Nigel Farage blames late arrival at his own Ukip event on immigrants
Posted by Marmite on December 8, 2014 · Comments Off on Nigel Farage blames late arrival at his own Ukip event on immigrants
In an appearance on BBC’s Sunday Politics Wales, Mr Farage was accused of a lack of professionalism after he failed to make it to a “Meet Nigel Farage” evening in Port Talbot for which about 100 people paid £25 each.
But the party leader said that traffic on the M4 was to blame for his lateness – and put that down to “the population going through the roof”.
He said: “It took me six hours and 15 minutes to get here – it should have taken three-and-a-half to four.
“That has nothing to do with professionalism, what it does have to do with is a country in which the population is going through the roof chiefly because of open-door immigration and the fact that the M4 is not as navigable as it used to be.”
The comments come as Mr Farage announced the appointment of a new spin doctor, the former BBC producer Paul Lambert – nicknamed “Gobby”.
Now an MEP, Mr O’Flynn admitted the leader was “the dominant figure in the party”, adding: “”I remember Tony Blair in my days as a journalist saying to me you are either a control freak or you have lost control.
“And, if you have to decide which side of that fence to go on then having control is probably the right option.”
Hearing that Mr Farage had “just blamed immigration for clogging the M4 and making him late for his keynote speech”, Labour’s shadow Welsh Secretary tweeted that he “thought I’d heard it all”.
He told BBC News: “Remarks like these are what make Farage so dangerous.
“It is clearly absurd to suggest heavy traffic on the M4 is caused by immigration, but through the laughter at his silly comments you can hear UKIP’s dog-whistle politics of division.”
From The Independent . Reprt by Adam Withnall. 07.12. 2014.
Liveraf Comment. If you fancy bursting into hysterical laughter, take a look at Nigel Farage’s tie in the second photograph. That’s right. It’s the Bayeux Tapestry, or to be more precise it’s a detail from it. We doubt that even Nige would fancy wearing all 230 ft of the original round his neck.
But hang on. Doesn’t said piece of drapery celebrate the victory by William of Normandy over Harold of Wessex at the battle of Hastings? And wasn’t that the occasion when the good people of England were overrun by hordes of uncouth Norman immigrants, who brutally carved the kingdom into a collection of personal fiefdoms, thereby reducing the indigenous population to states of serfdom, to say nothing of penury and poverty?
I wouldn’t risk wearing that tie around Yorkshire, mate. It might remind the locals of one of William’s more pernicious atrocities. We refer of course to the harrying of the North, when the said Duke of Normandy laid waste to huge tracts of land, thus starving his rebellious subjects into states of submission. In his efforts to bring famine to the land, he even ordered that the fields be sewn with salt, thus preventing any growth there for decades to come.
They may have called it harrying in Duke William’s day. Nowadays they’d call it genocide.