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Old 29-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default UKIP - going back to "gollywogs"?

In my time I've heard all sort of nostalgic reminiscence about how we all allegedly played with gollywogs, and there was allegedly no harm in it at all. It was all good, clean fun, allegedly. We called blacks 'sambo' too, but there was no harm in it allegedly, it was just good old fashioned British fun. A sort of pet name for a non-equal race. So, has nostalgia for the time of empire, and the time of overt racism finally arrived publically and unanimously for UKIP and its supporters? What other amazing returns to the past wait in the wings?

Posed with a golliwog alongside his wife, this is Bill Etheridge, MEP for the West Midlands. And yes, he’s one of the 24 Ukip members voted in as an MEP this week.

Mr Etheridge was ejected from the Conservative party in March 2011 after he and his wife Star Etheridge posed with golliwog dolls on Facebook to make a point about political correctness. Their point was certainly made – but not the way they had hoped.

This was not the last time he would come under scrutiny for his Facebook posts. In October 2013, he defended Ukip colleague Dean Perks, a prospective MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, after he posted a pornographic image of a naked woman leading a naked man down the street by his genitalia.

Come along folks, paedophilia is funny. Everyone knows that. The establishment does it, average weirdos do it. Why can't we all just have a bit of paedo fun?

I like this classy freak....only the best will do for UKIP.
And what about Janice Atkinson, MEP for South East England? After demanding that police crackdown on abuse against Ukip members she promptly flipped the bird to Green campaigners at a rally.

Personally I enjoy a bit of animal killing, seals especially.
Roger Helmer, MEP for the East Midlands, is no stranger to accusations of racism either. He once casually claimed there are racist individuals in every party in response to another Ukip member making racist remarks about Lenny Henry.

Mr Helmer also called same-sex relationships ‘abnormal and undesirable’ and likened gay marriage to incest.

He said: ‘If two men can be married, why not three men? Or two men and a woman?… Why not a commune? If two men have a right to marry, how can we deny the same right to two siblings? Are we to authorise incest?’

And spare a thought for seals – Mr Helmer once said ‘dumb’ cubs deserve to be clubbed to death as they eat too much fish.

He told an animal rights campaigner in 2006: ‘I think it’s mawkish, sentimental and unhelpful to adopt a Bambi attitude to animals. Your sympathy for dumb animals does you credit but save your concerns for people rather than them.’

He doesn’t care much for badgers either:

And another good reason for a badger cull -- it would bring down the exorbitant price of shaving brushes.
6:26 AM - 12 Jul 2011

Roger Helmer:

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