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  1. While he did not win, it is a worry that he got so close!

    1. Marcwebbo3 3 May 2013, 11:45am

      Agree it is a bit of a worry that UKIP came second quite a few times….the main parties must do better…..glad this ignorant bigot didnt win

    2. I can’t believe anyone could vote for this lunatic. It just shows how stupid, uneducated and bigoted some people are.

      1. Perhaps I’m being prejudiced, but I don’t find someone trading on a “Traditional Britain” ticket finding support in a small town in Gloucestershire all that terribly surprising.

      2. I can’t believe that people waste their votes on UKIP!

        While the three main parties are all over the place, at least they seems to have sensible LGBT policies in place where as UKIP will seek to deny us our rights.

        All UKIP talk about is immigration and getting out of Europe. They offer no real sensible alternatives on economical matters.

        1. Spanner1960 4 May 2013, 8:14am

          Oh that old chestnut.
          “They can totally trash the economy and bring the country to it’s knees, but as long as they have sensible LGBT policies, they are alright in my book.”
          Why can’t you cretins ever see beyond the end of your noses? Me, me, me. Gay, gay, gay.

    3. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 1:06pm

      I think it’s also debunked the myth that equal marriage is the reason why they are gaining a few more seats but losing others. Labour isn’t doing that badly considering more of its party voted for equal marriage. I was reading some of the hundreds of comments at the Guardian online and there was nothing regarding the UKIP gaining seats because of it. It was the economy and austerity cuts on everyone’s mind.

      1. It’s those issues that you mentioned and it’s also issues such as people like Abu Qatada taking the mickey. Spending a fortune on this and other individuals legal fees and keep doesn’t sit well with the electorate, especially at times of austerity.

      2. Spanner1960 4 May 2013, 8:18am

        That was pretty bloody obvious from the outset. It was only the fruitloops at C4M that wanted to ride on that bandwagon and draw spurious conclusions.
        The bottom line is most Brits just want the EU and immigration sorted; Same-sex marriage never even came into the equation.

    4. I wouldnt worry just yet. If you look at the turn out for all the local elections they were very poor, some hardly making a third of the electorate. And on the larger scale of things they didn’t win that many seats. It just the bigoted part of the tories protest vote, and you will also notice the average age. it is a way of thinking that generally is dying out. The thing I would like to ask them what they would do if we voted in or out of Europe and the answer was yes to staying in. Then what UKIP?

    5. alternativepress 3 May 2013, 10:59pm

      BBC is promoting UKIP what do you expect?

      1. Spanner1960 4 May 2013, 8:19am

        Bollocks. They are telling it how it is. UKIP is the underdog and winning all over the place. That is the news.

  2. Interesting take on exercise. The ancient Greeks apparently believed quite the reverse.

    1. I know! Miss thing has never been to the gym down the block from me or he would have never said this LOL.
      I got a better saying tho.
      Regular excerising of the brain may prevent stupidity in adults!

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 12:11pm

    The only way the Tories can fight back is for Cameron to stop avoiding a confrontation with his bigoted Tory backbenchers. They are the albatross around its neck.

    I dismiss Farage’s comments regarding EM having an effect on voter turnout for the Tories. It’s nothing more than UKIP hyperbole from a party catering to uneducated ignorant voters whose fear they are exploiting. Equal marriage is a red herring the very least of the problems facing the country or the Tory party.

  4. alwaysniceman 3 May 2013, 12:23pm

    UKshould be thrown out of the EU for allowing such people to voice their hurtful opinions

    1. That There Other David 3 May 2013, 1:44pm

      Ermm….wouldn’t that give the people making such hurtful opinions exactly what they want? Why would you want to reward them?

    2. Now, where would that lead us……to a totalitarian state! Think before writing utter nonsense. Without free speech where would the LGBT community be?

    3. Spanner1960 4 May 2013, 8:11am

      If we get thrown out, great. Bring it on.

  5. How is it such scum bags get such a public voice – bet this old fecker can be found with his trousers round his self loathing ankles as some under aged trick sucks him off – vile hypocrite!

    1. Inspector General 3 May 2013, 9:39pm

      Vile remark !

  6. Brett Gibson 3 May 2013, 1:08pm

    He looks like a mad scientist. Just wish he had the intelligence of one!

    1. That There Other David 3 May 2013, 2:00pm

      Reminds me of that ex-major pub landlord from Withnail and I.

  7. TwoHusbands 3 May 2013, 1:14pm

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  8. Dig deeper. Do not be afraid of asking : “Is the British an essentially racist, extreme right wing culture?”. Do you think the appearance of the KKK and the apartheid system in places colonised by Britain are only a matter of coincidence? Of course not. The whole nation has been in denial mode and its criticism of Nazzi Germany is only skin deep. Racism, Nationalism, Xenophobia and Fascism are all part and parcel of the British psyche, and are now rearing their ugly heads once again, as easily political exploitable traits. And many “conservative” gay peeps are promoting and enjoying this extremist resurgence. It has all happened before, and has been predicted.

    1. It has all happened before


    2. The only fear in asking “Is the British an essentially racist, extreme right wing culture?” would be in being thought a fool or, worse, someone with scant knowledge of what an extreme right-wing culture could actually be. (Hint: look to Mussolini’s Italy or Hitler’s Germany – see many resemblances? No, thought not.)

      It might be more interesting to look into the racist and extreme-right elements that exist in all cultures, and speculate about what keeps them in check (or not); but I get the impression balance and breadth of reference aren’t important to you, are they Beberts?

      Incidentally, the original KKK was set up, nearly 90 years after those parts of the US that were British colonies ceased being so, in Tennessee – which was not a British colony in the first place.

      1. Britain obviously isn’t a fascist state, traditionally Britain has never voted strongly for either extremes of the political spectrum. UKIP didn’t start out as an extreme-right, racist party but what is now not debatable is that they certainly are attracting a lot of people who are extremely right wing and racist. If I was a rational and intelligent UKIP supporter I’d be seriously worried by this.

        1. A ‘rational and intelligent UKIP supporter’?

          1. I know people of who are otherwise both of those things yet continue to support the party. Their reason for voting seems to be dissatisfaction with the EU and immigration (obviously). As a person who is more left-leaning I don’t support right wing “libertarianism” but I can still see the difference between that and borderline fascism.

            I believe I’ve posted this before but it’s interesting:


      2. The difference between Britain and Germany is that Germany takes responsibility for its wrongdoings and is dealing with them, while Britain is in total denial, still dealing in imperial affairs around the World and selling a false image of itself as a benevolent nation full of benefactors. No one around the World buys that. People around the World knows Britain is chock-a-bloc with the same kind of people who elected an obscure moustached man in 1930s economically troubled Germany..

        1. “the same kind of people who elected an obscure moustached man in 1930s economically troubled Germany..”

          People whose country is struggling to cope with depression, looking desperately for a return to the glories of the not-so-distant past? That’s a totally different dynamic from Britain colonising the world, because it was full of people who considered their rule a boon to the savages.

          Yes, xenophobia was involved in both (in the form of both nationalism and racism). But that’s pretty much the same as saying people were involved in both; it’s hardly a noteworthy correlation.

          Have you considered that there actually isn’t a deep, dark secret here? That Britain wavers between aiding the ugly reminders of it’s Imperial past and trying to ignore them for exactly the same reason most other countries either do that or do the same towards the people they subjugated to found their land? Avoiding ugly truths is pretty normal.

    3. I think that all major European powers share some responsibility for the horrors of colonialism, the Spanish conquistadors, the Belgians in the Congo and the Dutch in South Africa. Of course before the holocaust Imperial Germany committed terrible atrocities in Namibia, setting up death camps there long before the ones in occupied Eastern Europe. None of this of course justifies what the British did, we are responsible for appalling crimes against the countries we exploited too. Those who are worried about immigration in the UK should ask themselves this: Do they care about the 400,000 Australians that live in the UK?

      1. No, because they’re white.

        1. Christopher Coleman 3 May 2013, 6:32pm

          Skin colour is not as important as cultural similarity. I have friends of all skin colours and from all continents. Those with whom I share most in cultural terms are easier to get on with at deeper levels without giving unintentional offence. A lot depends on how much one can share humour and values. While Australians might be closer to the British in this regard, it is also true (in my own experience) that many people from former British colonies share a similar sense of humour, the English language as used by the British probably playing a considerable part. Some of my remarks occasionally drop like bricks among my American colleagues, while Nigerian and Indian colleagues are happily laughing. We all prefer easy communication. This is not to deny that there are people around who are truly prejudiced against those with black, brown and yellow skins.

  9. Michael H. Menna 3 May 2013, 2:34pm

    Then perhaps he should exercise SILENCE?

  10. When are these nobs going to realise that being homophobic says FAR more about the guilty party than they understand. If they did, they wouldn’t be homophobic. ALL the research shows (and there has now been extensive in Holland and America) that the more homophobic you are the more likely it is that you are fighting your own same-sex attractions. “Show me a homophobe – I’ll show you a closet case”. People who
    are comfortable with their own sexuality are NEVER homophobic. It’s only those with ‘issues’ who try to project their inner self-hatred, outwardly which manifests itself as homophobia. So, Mr Sullivan, if you don’t want people to believe “The Lady Doth Protest Too Loudly” (Hamlet) perhaps you should maintain a discreet silence …..

    1. Call me a snob, but I think he’s more of a knob than a nob. :-)

  11. Garry Cassell 3 May 2013, 3:01pm

    What a biggoted stupid arsewipe….

  12. Garry Cassell 3 May 2013, 3:03pm

    What a biggoted stupid arsewipe..

  13. The difference between Britain and Germany is that Germany takes responsibility for its wrongdoings and is dealing with them, while Britain is in total denial, still dealing in imperial affairs around the World and selling a false image of itself as a benevolent nation full of benefactors. No one around the World buys that. People around the World knows Britain is chock-a-bloc with the same kind of people who elected an obscure moustached man in 1930s economically troubled Germany.

    1. You may be interested to know that Germany has never acknowledged its role in the massacre of the Herero of Namibia.

      Your views of the UK, its voters and its place in the world are equally ignorant.

      1. You are in denial. Quelle surprise! Give it some more time and you will be singing the BNP song … hello … wake up. Take responsibility. The British history is as ugly as its cousin German one, if not uglier, much uglier.

        1. I would like to inform you where you are (confused is what I’d say if I were given to euphemisms) my pet, but I’m too polite. Your knowledge of history is limited, to say the least, by the narrow focus of your vision.

        2. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 4:20pm

          Where are you from? America, France, Russia, Spain and Turkey have done some barbaric things throughout their histories as well as several African countries. Latin America is another continent where atrocities have been committed, Argentina and Chile come to mind. Then there’s Cuba and don’t forget China with one of the worst human rights violations records on the planet. Your ignorance is quite astounding when you resort to singling out the UK.

          1. I think the moral lesson here Robert is that humans are a brutal and savage species. You are correct that every country has blood on its hands. However I think that it is right to feel ashamed (as many now do) of our colonial past, an infinite amount of wrongs committed by another doesn’t make your own wrong right. What is true is that so often we like to think of ourselves as so much more civilised than the rest of the world which is absolutely not true if you look at our history, Beberts is right about that. However his (or her) claims that we are living in a “racist, extreme right culture” are bullshit.

          2. You’re absolutely right, Chris – and I think only the fact that we do express some shame at the worst of imperial expansion is what could be considered civilised. Very few traditional societies – anywhere in the world (even the supposedly Buddhist ones) – questioned the morality of war, invasion, cultural or ethnic subjugation or plunder until very recently, if at all.

        3. It seems the messenger has touched a few nerves again. The problem denialists encounter is that their rosy tinted version of history is opposed to reality. The British empire stands as a huge monolithic evidence of this.

          1. Monolithic! Oh bless, you are a laugh Beberts lovey, especially because of your complete lack of awareness of irony – you’re the only person here (except perhaps the so-called inspector general) who actually believes the British Empire still exists.

          2. Monolithic, forsooth! Bless you Beberts my love, you are a laugh, the absence of awareness of irony is hilarious – you’re the only person here who actually believes there’s such a thing as The British Empire. Talk about needing a reality check – !

          3. Apologies for the double post, Google Chrome and Pink News aren’t on very good terms with each other this afternoon.

      2. I think the best thing we can say about the UK is that it is currently a multicultural and diverse society full of relatively tolerant people, but historically it has had a history of exploitation and land theft. That is true of many countries of course with all systems of government whether they be a colonial power, a communist dictatorship or a fascist dictatorship, but we’re talking about Britain here.

        Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium (to name a few), all had the same ruthless determination to dominate the rest of the world at the expense of the native population living there. I don’t think that Western Europe has any right to claim cultural superiority over anybody, no culture does.

        1. That ruthless determination was of course also to be seen in the empires of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Mauryans, Moghuls, Mongols, Aztecs, Inca, Mayans … I could go on, but the list would take up too much space.

          People like Beberts are so focused on the West that they have little idea of global history.

          1. Yes that is absolutely true which is why I gave all those other examples and why I said on another post that humans are a brutal species, which is undeniably true.

            The greed and exploitation of the British empire cannot be justified by this however, two wrongs don’t make a right.

            To think that we’re any better than the rest of the word is idiocy as is so often the case in the West.

    2. Christopher Coleman 3 May 2013, 6:40pm

      If you are right about the British electorate, the policies pursued by parliament are mostly to blame. Discontent with bad government is what usually drives people to choose leaders from the further extremes of the political spectrum or to settle for revolution. So, when your next chance comes, elect a government that can do something to reduce the level of discontent.

  14. Dave North 3 May 2013, 3:38pm

    Check out the delusional headline.

    “UKIP surge as voters reject gay marriage.”

    Do these deluded fools really think that most people give a rats chuff about gay marriage.

    Those who went to UKIP are those sick of the EU and immigration.

    1. Gay marriage has been in the back burner for a while now, but make no mistake, the UKIP surge has as much to do with the EU and immigration as it has to do with the rejection of gay marriage.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 4:27pm

        You’re an idiot. Equal marriage has NOTHING to do with it. If it had, then the majority of Brits who oppose it, almost half of the population according to the hate group C4M (which isn’t true anyway), then the UKIP would have wiped the floor with all 3 parties and taken half of the votes. Labour is doing reasonably well in spite of it considering almost all of them voted for equal marriage. Not even one Tory MP has resigned or defected to the party of loons because of it.

        1. Denial, denial, denial, won’t get you anywhere babe. Homophobia is still very much alive and prevalent. deal with it.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2013, 4:23pm

      It’s all spin, delusional is an understatement. No rational reasonably intelligent Brit would fall for that nonsense. The UKIP is a party of disgruntled xenophobic bigots, many of them uneducated and ill-informed.

  15. Silly old sod.Unfortunately neo BNP doing well in local elections.Wake up people

  16. Here in West Sussex – UKIP have taken 10 seats all from the Tories and come very close to taking seats from Tory majorities.

    My view is the old bigoted Tory voter has switched to UKIP who are playing more of their style of music – the old blame-the-immigrant song is a favourite down this way with the Tory affluent and of course, Cameron pushing the same-sex-marriage agenda (as it’s known locally) is in my view, a big factor.

    Of course the problem comes for UKIP in that those have been elected will have to come up with some news songs and it’s hardly worth blaming the immigrants and the gays for the ever increasing dent in social care provision when locally if it weren’t for the immigrants they might have to wipe their own backsides, heaven forbid.

    Same goes for our roads here which are in appalling state. Blame immigrants all they want, but it isn’t the fruit crop pickers who are causing the pot holes, or the Polish care assistants.

    Time is a great leveler.

  17. He looks just what he is. I very much agree that UKIP is a big worry. Where do you go except Labour now that the Lib Dems have gone down the plug.

  18. Christopher Coleman 3 May 2013, 6:35pm

    A sad man. He must owe his heterosexuality to an exercise regime that is below par. After all, he couldn’t run fast enough in this electoral race. He deserves our pity.

  19. Of all of the homophobic allegations out there that are levelled against us, the idea that we are a collective lazybones is actually one of the more amusing ones.

    Then you remember that this guy is serious and remember why UKIP are so nasty.

  20. Inspector General 3 May 2013, 9:33pm

    Damn good show UKIP. Absolutely topper result !

    Don’t believe you detractors actually understand what happened yesterday. UKIP has joined the fore. It’s now one of the big four, and there is absolutely nothing the Libdem/Con/Labour coalition can do about it.

    We will go from strength to strength. One is even looking forward to the Eastern European Roma arriving here in eight short months time. We’ll just see how this wonderful diversification of our population goes down with our people after they’ve had everything they own which isn’t locked in the house or nailed down disappear during the night….

  21. alternativepress 3 May 2013, 11:02pm

    UKIP – a party with views like this is being given free airtime/political broadcast by a state broadcaster which you pay a “fee” to – wonder why?

    1. alternativepress 3 May 2013, 11:05pm

      Sorry a state broadcaster that pretends to be impartial and unbiased.

      1. This is because they are legally obliged to transmit those broadcasts. As are the other main channels, (ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5). They have no choice in whether or not they show them.

  22. Barry William Teske 4 May 2013, 6:22am

    And the “Top 100 ‘God’s Terrorists’ of the last 100 Years” are…
    Submit your candidates and hope God cleans up its ‘flock’ soon.
    My 2nd choice is anyone who owns a gun in the name of ‘self defence’.
    My 1st choice is the US of A’s NRA.
    Crime stats are up.
    Hate and intolerance are crimes.

  23. Not voting in idiots is a good idea for democracy.

  24. Spanner1960 4 May 2013, 8:07am

    I love the way PN points out the handful of UKIP bigots that failed to win (and rightly so), yet fails to mention the massive win by the others, most of which are pro-gay.

    The political bias of this rag is painfully evident.

  25. Thats funny, since I actually enjoyed doing exercise and PE at school!

    Eh-Uh! Nuh point awarded to your reasoning.


  26. Celine Simpson 5 May 2013, 11:30am

    He’s one of those people I’d just love to have lunch with while we chat about what an absolute dickhead he is. I’d really love to hear why he believes such ridiculous things. And why would there be explicit homosexual sex education? It wouldn’t be any different to hetero sex ed (except for the sexuality, obviously).

  27. Matt (aka Lord Matt, geek) 6 May 2013, 1:16am

    Sadly his friends took 7 out of 8 of my local seats…

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