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Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian a ‘queer’ suspended for calling women ‘sluts’ & hitting reporter

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 20 Sep 2013, 6:14pm

    The man is totally unhinged and should be booted out on his scrawny arse, bigoted loon.

    1. Sorry, I inadvertently clicked the wrong side. However, I entirely agree with your comments.

  2. Steven2011@lavabit.com 20 Sep 2013, 6:24pm

    UKIP – the Taliban tendency of the Conservative Party. Ultra-Thatcherite loons whose only real objective is to take Britain out of the EU and NOT for nationalist reasons of self-determination like the BNP or the new British Democratic Party would do but so that the small businessmen who make-up a large proportion of UKIP supporters (and donors) can sack people much more easily as they won’t have to abide by EU employment directives.

    They also support flat taxes which can only benefit the ultra-rich!

    1. de Villiers 21 Sep 2013, 5:44pm

      I agree that UKIP is an extreme party. But to complain about the ultra-weathy having further tax cuts? The top 1% of earners pay 30% of the total income tax.

      If high taxes made countries rich and successful then France would now be a paradise.

      1. That’s just as easily an argument about income inequality as it is about tax rates.

  3. The only kipper with a name other than Nigel.
    As much of a liability as he was for the party, removing him leaves UKIP with just that one face again.

  4. UKIP – the Taliban Tendency of the Conservative Party in seemingly permanent exile.

    Ultra-Thatcherite Eurosceptic Tories whose only real distinction with the rest of the political Establishment is that they wouldn’t allow gay marriage and would take us out of the EU NOT for NATIONALIST reasons of self-determination like the BNP and the new British Democratic Party but so that small businessmen who make-up such a large proportion of their supporters (and donors) can avoid abiding by EU employment directives which ensure that British workers have certain minimum rights at work.

    They also wish to have a flat-tax system so that the ultra-wealthy can have further large tax cuts.

    Surely, UKIP’s bubble is about to burst soon?

    1. de Villiers 21 Sep 2013, 5:44pm

      I agree that UKIP is an extreme party. But to complain about the ultra-weathy having further tax cuts? The top 1% of earners pay 30% of the total income tax.

      If high taxes made countries rich and successful then France would now be a paradise.

      1. Low taxes for the profiteering rich make countries economically depressed and more unequal, with more poverty, and worse health and public services, exported jobs and declining skills and earning power for the many.
        Back on track, Bloom is a simple old-fashioned bigot, and so par for the course for UKIP.

  5. That There Other David 20 Sep 2013, 6:30pm

    If they adopt that hardline sort of attitude UKIP will quickly be a quarter of its current size.

    Basically just Nige then. Still, he can go back to the pub for a good old hearty joke over a pint and fag with his chums. Ho ho eh?

    (I think they’re all dregs BTW)

  6. I have never heard Farage so angry! But he is not so much angry at what Bloom said but more that the outburst has totally dominated the media and taken all the attention away from our Nige !

    1. I am interested to know what the Daily Express will have to say about all
      this. According to Richard Desmond (its extremely wealthy owner) and the paper’s journalists UKIP is the best thing since sliced bread and will be taking Britain out of the EU very soon! They constantly plug this party for some odd reason!

      1. Richard Desmond is Jewish, the Express and the Mail used to be very antisemitic. Also, a few UKIP members have made antisemitic comments, it proves that when self- interest comes into it people conveniently forget the past or choose to ignore it.

        1. de VIlliers 21 Sep 2013, 5:46pm

          What is the relevance of Richard Desmond being Jewish?

  7. I wonder if Benjamin Gallagher will be coming along in the comments again to tell us about how Bloom is actually a very strong advocate for women’s rights.

    And there was the rest of us thinking that his long-term, hideously sexist remarks were indicative of a sexist attitude.

    1. Vote UKIP and this is what you get

  8. PN regulars will know I’m usually a bit too prim for schadenfreude, but for Mr Bloom I made an exception.

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    UKIP will do well for a few years from its current strategy of cozying up to crazies. But in the long term, this approach is doomed.

    And if you lie down with dogs…

  9. I’ve been reading the comments about this on the Mail Online and they’ve ranged from people claiming it was a smear campaign, to claiming that he was a mole planted by those who want to bring UKIP down and those who say “yes but he has a point”.

    That gives you a rather ugly insight into the hideous minds of the hardcore UKIP supporters.

    1. Yet strangely enough if a nationalist BNP supporter said the same thing about how the BNP were treated in their prime these same people would laugh at them and call them paranoid, delusional ect. Your average Daily Mail UKIP supporter is a Tory nutter who believes Nigel Farage’s word is akin to that of God himself and they are 100% certain that UKIP will win loads of seats at the next election when they will be lucky to win one.

  10. Mumbo Jumbo 20 Sep 2013, 7:57pm

    This is what happens when the committee of your local golf club form themselves into a political party.

  11. Lady Thatcher 20 Sep 2013, 8:14pm

    Love this guy!

    1. I knew you would.

      Oh dear, the witch is speaking to us from the other side. You must be in hell but I don’t believe in hell so maybe I’ve gone mad.

      Oh no, oh no, oh no.

      1. de VIlliers 21 Sep 2013, 5:47pm

        You have just said how ugly the UKIP is and yet turn around and wish that a person was in hell and you call her a witch.

        Perhaps you have the same ugliness as the UKIP members.

    2. That There Other David 21 Sep 2013, 11:34am

      Another warning for the sane amongst us to stay as far away as possible.

  12. Elston Gunn 20 Sep 2013, 9:56pm

    For too long UKIP have managed to avoid much scrutiny by the press. Micheal Crick is an excellent political reporter in my opinion. Farage seems to think his party shouldn’t be asked all the questions that every other political party gets asked. Take last nights expose on his racism in his youth – its only natural that the press will look into your past… why he thinks he’s above it all whilst earning over £70,000 of taxpayers money is beyond my comprehension. If they can’t stand the heat then they should get out of the kitchen!

    1. Exactly. And as they go up in the polls, they must expect to get more and more of the spotlight. This will reveal Nige and co. as a bunch of saloon bar bigots, as if we didn’t already know.

  13. He certainly loses his temper quickly, perhaps he finds it preferable to explaining himself or maybe he’s annoys that anyone would dare contradict what he says. That woman’s an idiot too, “Do you know what the word slut actually means?” as if ever used positively. More like trying to distract the reporter, because Mr Bloom can’t answer, then shuffling him away before any real damage can be done

    Of course it’s all just a smear campaign by the establishment/mainstream media who are running scared at the awesome power of this movement which has set out to reveal important truths people are too scared to verbalise, according to UKIP supporters at least. In reality it’s a group of people concerned at their loss of power and privilege over other “lesser” groups, be their racial, sexual, gendered, whatever and are now angry that they have to be inconvenienced by having to think before they speak. UKIP is full of people who don’t think first & are apparently admired for it, not least Farage

  14. Oh, I’m so conflicted.

    Godfrey Bloom is intolerant, unhinged and not fit to run a whelk stall, let alone hold elected office.

    Nigel Farage is so puffed-up, full of his own self-importance (his chief objection is the overshadowing of his own speech, not what was said/done!), that he’s lost almost half of his MEPs in the last four years.

    Nikki Sinclaire is an embarrassment to the West Midlands whom nobody takes seriously around here.

    And Michael Crick is a rude, pompous hack who very occasionally gets it right. He’s a walking ego who’s deserved a slap for a long time. It’s a shame that Bloom was the one to give it to him.

    1. Elston Gunn 21 Sep 2013, 9:50pm

      I’ve never understood why Michael Crick is so disliked. He’s one of the only correspondents out there at the mo who can prick these politicians enormous egos – he exposed Bloom as being unhinged, Farage too. And the only way he could do this is to match them at their own game – Farage appeared to walk around the conference like he was lord god almighty. Conferences are just PR machines, anybody who disagrees is taken out by security – we need journalists in there asking the difficult questions.

  15. It’s very telling that this man has been able to get away with using language like “bongo bongo land” and “queer” and the only reason he ended up getting suspended was basically for upstaging Nigel Farage.

    I have no doubt that his suspension had sod all to do with the “sluts” incident, or even the Crick incident, and everything to do with the fact that it got the press focusing on him, instead of Farage’s conference speech, and that’s why Farage has “had enough of it.”

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