Discussion of other UK political parties
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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#119897
Given recent events, and given that the Mail and UKIP have such an overlap, I thought perhaps a thread in which we place under the forensic spotlight the personalities, policies and peculiarities of Britain's least popular national party that isn't the BNP (wherever that is at the moment)..

It would appear the the MEP Godfrey Bloom (discussed elsewhere) has exhibited that robust good sense and earthy humour for which UKIP are renowned the length and breadth of a saloon bar in Bromsgrove by shouting 'ein volk, ein reich, ein Fuehrer' as a German delegate was speaking...
For which he was ejected from the chamber. Unfortunately not an air lock.

Doubtless biased BBC story here.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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#119898
Left Foot Forward has now blogged on this story.
United Kingdom Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom has unleashed yet another stream of coarse, xenophobic abuse - this time in the European Parliament. Whilst listening to a speech by German Social Democrat MEP Martin Schulz, Bloom shouted “Ein volk, ein reich, ein fuhrer” – one people, one empire, one leader. Bloom was ordered to leave the chamber and went on to describe Mr Schultz as “a national socialist”.
It looks like the behaviour of the unhinged to me.
 
By Kreuzberger
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#119902
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:MEP Godfrey Bloom has unleashed yet another stream of coarse, xenophobic abuse
On reflection, he might have actually meant it as a compliment.

Can't wait for the Mail to cover this one and all the comments decrying the EUSSR gulag stasi la-la-la for denying the old bastard his freedom of speech and his god-given right to disrupt the democratic process.
 
By spoonman
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As the phrase goes over here, "Gobshite!"

In particular, anyone trying to make such statements through a member of the German SDP with reference to Nazism should have a quick check on that era to see that it was the Social Democrats that provided the biggest stand-off to the Nazi's in the Reichstag after the Communists, and that when the Enabling Act was passed that gave Hitler effective dictatorial powers the only person who stood up to speak up against it was Otto Wels, the then leader of the SDP even with some of his fellow representatives having been arrested. He looked at Hitler and said "You can take our lives and our freedom, but you cannot take our honour. We are defenceless but not honourless." His party was shortly afterwards declared illegal, Wels was stripped of German citizenship and he had to flee to the Sarrland first, then died in Paris a few years later.

Schluz is quite a big supporter of the idea of a single Europe, which will get up the backs of Eurosceptics, but coming out with what Bloom did shows that UKIP don't tend to fancy bothering much in actual debating and are just more interested in gaining shock headlines. Even the freakin' BNP have at times better tact.
By mojojojo
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#119959
Thanks for that spoonman.

So what will be the upshot of this? He's not showing remorse, he's proud of himself.

Carry on as normal?

If UKIP take no action that proves what they are.

Where's Emmett?
 
By spoonman
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mojojojo wrote:Thanks for that spoonman.

So what will be the upshot of this? He's not showing remorse, he's proud of himself.

Carry on as normal?

If UKIP take no action that proves what they are.

Where's Emmett?
He's simply playing to the ignorance of the crowd chanting "Two World Wars & One World Cup". It's why for nearly everyone else who doesn't vote for UKIP, that they can't take them seriously. Like many other groups & people the Nazi's didn't like, Social Democrats in Germany were persecuted but don't get much recognition for that at least in the UK. Therefore unless you can prove that Schluz wants to enact "The Final Solution", to label him as a "national socialist" is roughly along the same lines as saying that Sacha Baron-Cohen wants the Holocaust done out for real this time.
By Adam
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spoonman wrote: He's simply playing to the ignorance of the crowd chanting "Two World Wars & One World Cup".
I have a German friend who's response to this is to look quizzically at them and say politely "I'm sorry? I don't remember the Americans winning the World Cup"
 
By Mr Mordon
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote: It would appear the the MEP Godfrey Bloom (discussed elsewhere) has exhibited that robust good sense and earthy humour for which UKIP are renowned the length and breadth of a saloon bar in Bromsgrove by shouting 'ein volk, ein reich, ein Fuehrer' as a German delegate was speaking...
For which he was ejected from the chamber. Unfortunately not an air lock.

Doubtless biased BBC story here.
And they wonder why they arn't taken seriously :roll:
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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#120091
Yep, well due their own thread.

Godfrey Bloom, it should be added, isn't an outsider, he's very close to Farrago.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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#120393
Weird.

It seems that the pilot of the Farrago Kamikaze plane has now been charged with threatening to kill him - not in the crash in which he nearly succeeded by ignoring all that unnecessary elf 'n saftey guff, but subsequently.
BBC Story

But no explanation. What a strange development...
 
By Son Of Hand
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#120396
"Mister Farrago, are you sure we should take off like this? That banner doesn't look very safe."

"Safe? SAFE? What are you, some kind of lefty pinko elfnsafety PC nazi? Now get this plane in the air!"

One crash later, as they crawl out of the wreckage...

Farrago: "You call that a landing?"

The rest, as they say, is history.
By Paul
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Image

is it rude to :lol: ?
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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#120401
Probably. But understandable.

Apparently the elf 'n saftey story is true... irony can be a cruel but ultimately funny thing.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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#122859
The fwap-fwapping optimism of Kippers knows no bounds:
Britain needs a radical change. UKIP supporters, if you really want to win the next election, I suggest you all start campaigning hard and fast now, and keep up the momentum. If you can show that UKIP has the necessary backbone and will power, can increase membership, and field candidates in every constituency, You will win.

- English Voter, Little Britain
Right. You'll put on 40+% on your vote share... You'll replace the 200 year old Conservative party machine... You'll find 600+ candidates who can read and don't have outstanding warrants... Your leader will use a flying pig to show a banner on polling day...
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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#122869
There's about 40% of the population unhappy with the Tory sell-out to the Lib Dems.

Or it may be 40% of the press.
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