April 10th, 2014

WATCH: Nigel Farage on UKIP’s Expenses Record

Nigel Farage was down in Basingstoke last night to twist the knife into Maria Miller. His “big announcement” wasn’t really very big or even that much of an announcement – turns out he wanted to tell us that Miller’s constituents should have the right to recall her. Beforehand Jon Snow had the chance to ask some awkward questions about UKIP’s own expenses. There’s plenty of material to work with on this issue but Snow didn’t really land a blow…


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  1. 1
    Owen Jones says:

    Has Maria Miller resigned yet ?

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      Jon Snow...Fail says:

      Well said Nigel.

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        Valerie says:

        Jon Snow tried his best bless him, but, he is no match for Nigel. Do they not yet understand that UKIP supporters will not be swayed by their attacks on Nigel and his party.

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        Norman Normal says:

        Nigel does get more tempting and always talks sense. I’m just concerned about what other talent UKIP has to offer. e.g. If it was only Ed Millitwit that was silly I might vote Labour, problem is the whole of the shadow cabinet are appalling, “swivel eyed loons” to quote my betters on this forum.

        To convince me Nigel has to highlight what other UKIP members have to offer. I’m not going to give my GE vote to a 1 man show. I’m concerned UKIP may fall apart in power much like the LibDems.

        (PS John Snow your socks and ties only add emphasis to your clownish behaviour)

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          FrankFisher says:

          I’m a UKIP candidate and I am not a loon. Ask any of these internet nutjobs here.

          UKIP’s got some good strength in depth now – lots of awkward squad, and lots of diverse talent too. Real people with real careers behind them. Talk to your local branch, to your MEP candidates – see what you reckon to them.

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          Double Gloucester says:

          Paul Nuttall is a great bloke. Working class, former professional footballer, became a history lecturer. Excellent public speaker – see: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paul+nuttall. Michael Heaver of Young Independence is a rising star. There are others but the MSM focus almost exclusively on Nigel Farage.

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          Valerie says:

          UKIP have other members that have a lot to offer, Tim Aker, Janice Atkinson, Roger Helmer, Suzanne Evens, to name but a few., it5 is certainly not a 1 one show, Nigel is just a very good leader and as such is a threat to the opposition parties.

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        broderick crawford says:

        Has Jon Snow become a historian yet like his nephew (Petrer s s boy )coz he s sure as hell past his sell by date as an incisive interviewer .

        He seems to have been doing the Ch 4 job for at keast 40 years .

        Time for the gold watch and top hat pension Jon ?

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      Nick Robinson says:

      The BBC has learned that Maria Miller has resigned.

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        Lord Stansted says:

        Is that another BBC exclusive?

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      • 42
        The bbc news; the whole news; and nothing like the news says:

        Grease has a nationwide general strike today. A bomb has been blown up outside a bank there.

        Seems the bbbc missed this minor event on our uro-peeing doorstep. Not on teletext either.
        Meanwhile, mckan, blacklok, pistofedness, aeroplane blk bocks, hillsboro . . . . swine flue

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          Bread and Circusssesesses's says:

          Don’t forget the Royal Baby.

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          Funambulist says:

          No mention either of the relentless rioting across France since Hollande’s socialists lost ground to the FN. BBC policy: If the nEUws doesn’t fit…ignore it!

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          • jgm2 says:

            I think the rioting pre-dates the elections and is largely the religion of peace kicking off as they’re prone to do whenever one of ‘theirs’ is arrested.

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          • Norman Normal says:

            BBC never criticise fellow socialists until it becomes untenable not to.

            e.g. A BBC crew has finally showed up in Venezuela to document the chaos.

            Holland is ignored. Sarkozy was attacked continually despite doing a better job.
            Zuma who was caught spending R240,000,000 (~£25,000,000) public funds on his house (no typo, he really did) is also left in the small print and off the headlines.

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          Snow only sometimes blows says:

          But there was a frightening woman, youngish hard to tell, short hair, glasses, riding jacket sort, probably kweer with Parliament background on at the breakfast news. Don’t know what she had to say as a result.

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          Anonymous says:

          Grease? A bit slippery was it?

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          Jolly nice chap says:

          Is that a country near Greece?

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        broderick crawford says:

        ….. maybe … but have her Spads gone with her or are they still suckling the taxpayer teat ??

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      The public says:

      Has she been arrested?

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    • 79
      Valerie says:

      I believe so! but Cameron said he wants her back on the front bench as soon as possible. Utter disgrace.

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        Nothing to see here says:

        don’t get so excited – only taking her proper role as a female, – dusting, cleaning the ashtrays, straightening the chairs, hoovering the carpets, putting the curtains right – y’kno that sort of thing

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      • 148
        Snow only sometimes blows says:

        The front bench in the park with the ducks was that?

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        David Laws, MP says:

        No, it’s perfectly normal. Criminal justice is for other people.

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    • 146
      Snow only sometimes blows says:

      The north wind doth blow…

      Nigel needs to stay away from XPS discussions, on poor ground. Go for the insincerity, disregard, troughing shock on the nation. The Millar was like racking Marie Antoinette in the condescending apology which never was. These people SERVE us and should never forget it or rack off.

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      • 242
        Lizzie says:

        In the case referred to by Snow about a UKIP MP jailed for expenses misuse Farage agreed to act as a witness for the prosecution. In similar circumstances the three main party leaders have defended their wrongdoers.

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      UKIPPER says:

      If as I understand it Maria Miller was alleged to have over claimed some £46,000 and initially this was the amount she should have returned. However a committee of MPs reduced this to just under £6,000 leaving her £40,000 in pocket. Now when you consider that the averaged unskilled worker probably only takes home around £20,000 per year she has it seems pocketed two years wages. We cannot therefore be surprised not only at the anger created by this but also the incredulity of Cameron not only defending her but even hoping that she can soon return to cabinet.
      Cameron is not simply out of touch he is rubbing the “Hard Working Families” faces in the mud.

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    Prime Minister"The Dunce Of Downing Street" Cameron says:

    Coffee/tea break for 30 mins.

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    David Miles says:

    Sign petition to stop the next Maria Miller being let off by her mates in parliament:

    http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/rt-hon-chris-grayling-mp-grant-legal-aid-for-the-inquest-into-the-death-of-cherry-groce

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    Winston says:

    What is the “material to work with”? Al this smear innuendo, but not even the fearless Guido is prepared to reveal anything. Why?

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      Mitch says:

      Farage doesn’t deny taking lots of cash for doing not a lot. His justification is that he’s plundering Europe to enrich his party (and himself). He can certainly argue that, but I’m not sure he’s any more righteous than Miller et al.

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        FrankFisher says:

        Let’s see what the voters think eh?

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        Play them at their own game says:

        No he takes the EU’s dosh to fight the EU.

        Just as the EU takes the EU’s dosh to promote the EU

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      • 46
        Winston says:

        MM was lying and over-claiming for money she was not entitled to. She was submitting fraudulent expenses for personal enrichment. NF, as far as we know, has claimed what he was entitled to and he seeks to remove the UK from the EU and he will lose his EU pension, so he cannot be accused of putting his bank balance first.

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          Norma Stitz says:

          When politicians like Miller get in a scrape with expenses, they only talk about ‘the rules’ and strict legality. Never addressed is the morality of gaming a lax system to fill their boots, claiming to the max, which shines a light on their greed and venality, and tells us much about their character. Miller should be deselected.

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        Valerie says:

        Nice try Mitch but UKIP supporters know that Nigel works very hard for his party and if they got funded in the millions by Unions,The Media, Big Businesses and the EU, they would not need to put their own money into the campaign to get us out. If Nigel was in it for the money he would not have wasted 10 years with UKIP he would have joined one of the opposition parties and by now, like them, would be extremely rich. I will be voting for UKIP.

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          Co-Op bank says:

          We fund the Labour party, look at us.

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        • 107
          Mitch says:

          So will I, but Farage isn’t quite the ‘breath of fresh air’ he claims to be.

          I’m not saying he’s solely in it for the money he gets personally, but no doubt it helps.

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          M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

          Mother Theresa is dead now so vote for the best of the bunch.

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  5. 7
    vera says:

    If Nigel Farage can get us out of the corrupt EU, it will be more than worth it whatever his expenses.

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    FrankFisher says:

    Snow was all over the place – intentionally trying to mix up Westminster and Brussels procedures, trying to suggest it was wrong that UKIP use exes for political activity. A really shaming interview. Nigel did extremely well.

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    FrankFisher says:

    Snow was all over the place – mixing up Westminster and Brussels, trying to suggest UKIP were wrong to use Brussels exes for political activity. Nothing but smears, bluster and obfuscation. Sub-standard stuff.

    Farage did well – kept a cool head, knocked every ball back at him, made his own points clearly and firmly.

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      Sock muppet says:

      You can judge a “man” by his socks.

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      UKIP or bust says:

      How much does the snoty Snow media dynasty make out of the British taxpayer?

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        Bluto says:

        Too much.

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        Winston says:

        Jon Snow is a typical upper-class lefty, burdened by family guilt – his grandfather was one of the Eton toff Generals who sent thousands of working-class men to needless deaths in WW1.

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          UKIP or bust says:

          Ah, that explians a lot.

          I always knew he was, as you put it, a typical upper-class lefty, burdened by family guilt, I know and have met many like this, but what I didn’t know his actual guilt, as usually it’s more general.

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          Snow only sometimes blows says:

          Lions led by donkeys.

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          M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

          Would it had been better to let Germany win the Great War then?

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          • jgm2 says:

            Definitely. They should have been allowed to win the Great War.

            With the UK politely declining to get involved.

            They’d have beaten the French and the Russians which would have saved the world from the scourge of communism and Stalinism. The British would have maintained their vast empire instead of pouring all its wealth and an entire generation into an entirely pointless war.

            We (the UK) could have performed the role of the US. Let them fight each other to a standstill and then stroll in at the last moment and mop up militarily and financially.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Without the vindictive French insisting on such punitive reparations after the Great War there’d have been no WWII.

            But if the Germans had ‘won’ then they wouldn’t have been subject to such reparations.

            WWI was a war where we should simply have offered to hold both sides coats and leave them to it.

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    Hold your nose and vote UKIP says:

    Farage is being handed the Euro elections on a plate, but he seems determined to knacker it. Perhaps he really is a clown.

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    • 58
      Tim Henman says:

      The transition for ‘nearly there’ to ‘winner’ is a difficult one to get right

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      Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

      Don’t be scared.
      All you’ve got to do is let Nigel bat away the Establishment inbreds while you put your little X in the box that says common sense pro British people’s army.
      No need to start worrying.
      Vote UKIP.

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  9. 14
    Max says:

    I don’t care what expenses farage claims, I will vote ukip because I want a referendum on Europe, If dimwit Cameron gave us one ukip would go away.

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      Village Idiot says:

      …..Leave without the charade of a referendum,because,in the past,referendums are held repeatedly until the answer is what the EU and Merkeland want to hear!….Ireland?

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        Fred the pensioner says:

        Exactly, VI.

        Just tell Rumpypump and gang that we ain’t playing any more and he can go whistle for his 55 mill a day. Then Dave can tear up all those shitty laws, directives, etc etc from the day it all started and we can start to rebuild our lives and country. Also on the list to be torn up is the European Human Rights Convention which is causing so many problems here – and of course not forgetting to dispose of all these useless bloody Quangos.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    If he is getting shed loads of cash good, it’s only our money that he is bringing back from the thieves in Eurodisny land, and redistributing back amongst the British via his party.

    Robin of Loxley or what?

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    Chuka and the Giant Organ says:

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    Bluto says:

    Just an attempted smear job of UKIP by the repulsive Snow attempting to exploit the Miller story. Classic leftist tactics of attributing more to Farage’s answers than was there in order to incite ‘outrage’ against them and the reference to hesitating to use the word ‘black’ was especially underhand and nasty.

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    Rum and Coke says:

    Jon Snow is a lefty bedwetter who has a wife called Precious………..perhaps we should call him Gollum?

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      UKIP or bust says:

      Funny.

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      jgm2 says:

      ‘Precious’?

      Is she black?

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        Fred the pensioner says:

        Is she on his payroll? Does he give her a few quid “housekeeping” every week? Does he fund the fuel for their car? Looks like he is paying for her then – just like Nige is paying his wife to do things that need doing at home.

        Snow should be chucked off Westminster pier (or bridge; I am not fussy).

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        • 271
          Anonymong says:

          Chucked?
          Oh no…

          Tied to the pier at low tide with his feet being lapped by the waves. Six of hours of anticipation awaits.

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      David Moyes says:

      But I look like Gollum!

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    Anonymous says:

    “Nigel Farage on UKIP’s Expenses Record”
    It’s a LP (long player), much like that of the current incumbents in Westminster. So unless he draws up a hit parade, detailing those troughs he will guarantee to overturn (if empowered). He would appear to be singing from pretty much the same song-sheet as all those other groups.

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    So if I ever had to go to London. How would I pay their bus fares? says:

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      jgm2 says:

      Simple solution.

      Don’t go to London. It’s an occupied city now anyway.

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        Taxfodder says:

        I last went to London 25 years ago I thought it an awful shit hole then, I am told its still as bad particularly in and around the Houses of Parliament.

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      The underground doesn't take cash either? says:

      Most Londoners use an Oyster card anyway, because it’s cheaper, and tourists use a travel card. Where’s the problem?

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        From beyond the M25 says:

        The problem for me. Would be if I came up from England to visit London with my pocket containing English currency, how would I pay my bus ticket?

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          The underground doesn't take cash either? says:

          The same way you’d use the underground – buy a travel card. It’s easy, and normal.

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          • From beyond the M25 says:

            But if I only wanted one journey. Will I be able to do this on the “travel card” or do I have to buy loads of them? And do they sell these “travel cards at the bus stops or on the buses? Oh and can I buy this travel card with English coins or does it have to be on a bank card so that the MI5 can trace my movements?

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          • The underground doesn't take cash either? says:

            You can buy a single ticket, but most people don’t come to London and only travel once? After 3 or 4 journeys a travel card is cheaper.

            I suspect you know some of this already.

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          • Londoner says:

            If you are too thick to use public transport in London, buy a map or phone app and try walking around – or hire a bike. Most of the journeys tourists make on the underground or buses in Central London save them very little time because they don’t realise that the distances are manageable.

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          • The underground doesn't take cash either? says:

            Excellent point – the distances are usually reasonable, and London is an interesting city to walk around.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Yep. Walking is the way to get around London. There’s nothing down those holes in the ground worth looking at but just walking from (say) Selfridges to Westminster is full of major sights.

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          Aborigine says:

          ….Pay with a couple of coconuts and a mango,keep the change,solved!!!

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          • Tim Yeo-yo says:

            You’ll be able to use a debit or credit card on oyster readers the same as you can in a super market.

            If you’re worried about being tracked just wear a tinfoil hat.

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          • Snow only sometimes blows says:

            Mooz food would get more response, it’s not the 1950s any more. When in Rome…

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        Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

        The problem is that London Buses Ltd are massively subsidised but now cash isn’t good enough for them.

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      • 268
        Anonymous says:

        Oyster is a huge ripoff and tfl are making millions off it.

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    • 57
      RickB says:

      The stupid fat cow should try getting on a bus once in a while (that’s if she could find one with enough horse power to carry her) and she would find you haven’t been able to use cash on buses in central London for some years now. You have to buy a ticket from a vending machine if you don’t have an Oyster Card or a bus pass.

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    • 60
      Diane Fatbott says:

      Mind you, if I can get a black cab to stop for me, I use those and claim the cost on expenses.

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      Accounts says:

      So less money stolen by the drivers. Excellent. More for the management to waste on awaydays.

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      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      That should see a drop in muggings.

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    The Millerphant In The Room says:

    Farage is awesome. Snow is a tit.

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    Bil says:

    The IRA took British Benefits and used it to build IEDs and Buy Guns….. Now they are in government and dining with the Queen at Winsor Castle. Good on UKIP using the hated EUs money against them!!! Voting UKIP

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      jgm2 says:

      The religion of peace is using the same justification as the IRA. Thanks for the money idiots – we’ll use it to take over another school and poison another generation of ‘peace’.

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        UKIP or bust says:

        It’s not only schools they are taking over, there are a lot of ‘cultural’ centers which recieve funding from the British tax payer.

        http://www.iccuk.org/index.php?article=1&PHPSESSID=fatef7g5vqdidrvivvi8c2rvc5

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          Get a grip, NIO says:

          The IRA in the guise of Sinn Fein are being indulged as no welfare cuts have been introduced in Northern Ireland.
          Their thieving scamming voting bases in west Belfast, Derry and the border towns are all on disability, housing benefit, income support, free rates and the idea they’d pay a TV license is laughable. Every claim possible is indulged, their illegal cigarette trade is roaring, the illegal diesel plants proliferate and yet not ne person has been prosecuted.
          ..and Martin gets invited to banquet with the Queen.

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          • Snow only sometimes blows says:

            And free water.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Free green cards just for being born there as part of the Good Friday agreement and still the useless indolent c*unts stay there.

            The opportunity to get away from such a shithole and put it all behind you. The rest of the world desperate to get into the US, the land of opportunity and these idle fuckers still there with their hands out.

            Utter fucking scum.

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          • Snow only sometimes blows says:

            After the fackin jocks are turfed out, NI next.

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    The EU expansionism Bureau says:

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    C O (Ξ7p) says:

    There is nothing to see with Farage’s expenses – but the huge amount got through by MEPs is quite impressive.

    It is difficult for the LibLabCon / UK media to attack this as it makes the case perfectly for exiting the EU and in particular ceasing the daily payment for membership.

    None of it is breaking any law or rules – Europe is outside of UK jurisdiction and the rules over there are significantly more lax. But Farage and the others in UKIP have been putting most of their claims as he says back into the party.

    If the media want to attack him for that, let them, as the British people would be quite shocked to find out that they are subsidizing European MEPs – including those not from the UK – to the tune of a few billion Euro’s per year.

    One should ask: Why did the EU renege on Dave’s negotiated budget freeze and increase ? In part to expand the trough for MEPs and the pay of the commissioners.

    Vote UKIP.

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      jgm2 says:

      Why did the EU renege on Dave’s negotiated budget freeze and increase ?

      They almost certainly didn’t renege. Dave will have merely told us he’d negotiated a budget freeze whereas he’ll have known the ambiguity in whatever statement that was agreed amounted to no such thing.

      ‘The Commission agrees to consider a freeze….’ or some such nonsense. Dave presents it as evidence of his negotiating skills when everybody know that they’ll ‘consider’ it for a picosecond and then go right ahead and do whatever they were planning to do in the first place.

      Standard political double-speak. I’m surprised anybody was fooled.

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        C O (Ξ7p) says:

        Prefer to spin to make Dave look weak – ie. The EU defeated him.

        Rather than make him look completely inept – in that they told him and his idea to go take a walk.

        Either way, Dave looks weak and the EU is deceitful and greedy.

        It is beyond doubt now that 95% of what Cameron says is untruth, 100% on matters Europe.

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          jgm2 says:

          Of course it’s untrue. He’s a fucking politician.

          He’s afraid that if he told the truth then nobody would vote for him.

          And he’s not wrong.

          IF Dave said, ‘Look, it’s fucked, you think this is austerity? We need to slash the public sector by 25%, we need to balance our budget…etc ect’

          There’s be any number of liars (Balls for example) ready to tell the voters ‘Oh no, that’s not true at all, we don’t need to cut anything, just vote for us, we won’t cut anything…’

          Et voila, landslide Labour government.

          Politicians lie because the voters are utterly fucking incapable of dealing with the truth. Or enough of them are to leave you out of power for ever.

          Politicians are fucking liars. But voters are the ones who want to be lied to. Politicians are just giving us (in the general sense) what we ask for. Lies mainly.

          They’re the equivalent of your mum, when you were a kid, and frightened by some loud noise or whatever of giving you a big hug and dabbing your tears and telling you ‘There, there, it’ll be alright, mummy will look after you…’

          Now we know mummy could do fuck all about it. Same with politicians.

          28% voted Labour even after Brown destroyed the UK economy. That’s 28% who still want to be hugged and told that mummy will make it all better. You only need another few percent and you’re in government. Another little lie or two and you’re in power.

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          Village Idiot says:

          …..I used to defend people who were educated at Eton,as I (wrongly) thought they were taught fair play,truth and patriotism,but boy,was I wrong…..the reputation,in my mind,of the top school,is tragically tarnished,as evident from the cruel ,heartless mindset that those in government,who attended that great English school,have displayed….Such a shame,and,i for one am saddened by this and feel that “They” in their blinkered pursuit of ever closer ties with the corrupt EU,will be their downfall!….Merkelisation,Merkelised,Merkelled,that is the result of an Eton education,that they fall at the feet of Merkel,as shown when she gave her speech…Hoodwinked our finest,…ahem!!!!

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  20. 53
    Nigel Mirage says:

    I don’t wish to be rude, Mr. Snow, but you have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk.

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    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    Our audited accounts will show you exactly what Mr Farage has claimed Mr Snow, simply request a copy for your research.

    *aide whispers in ear*

    What, Oh wait…

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    Number 10 Knobcheese says:

    I am sure that the vast majority of MPs are honest.

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      Nemesis. says:

      I presume you are being ironic?

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      jgm2 says:

      Yeah. And I have a bridge to sell you.

      They might start off honest. They might start off wanting to better the lot of their fellow man but Westminster and politics in general is so corrupt and so corrupting. The fudges, compromises and suppression of basic principles are so endemic that pretty soon all but the best of them just go native.

      Same with the police. Same with the law. Same with the medical profession.

      I’m sure very few doctors and nurses start off thinking ‘I can hardly wait to let some old lady die of neglect and incompetence and then cover it up.’

      But a few years into the job and they’re all at it. And anybody who doesn’t play ball is hounded out of a job, their reputation trashed or their silence bought.

      Omerta.

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    Nemesis. says:

    No matter how much or how often they try to smear Ukip it just makes most of their supporters and others more determined to vote for them.

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      C O (Ξ7p) says:

      Nigel was irritated. Probably more because his time was being wasted by Snow’s pathetic attempt to drag UKIP into the Miller swamp rather than the tawdry attempt to besmirch his own good character.

      The UKIP whistle remains clean.

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    Catweazle's toad says:

    Snow is becoming a doddering old fool and is just leading the way for Paxman, if he survives the Kutz at Newsnight.

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    RickB says:

    Why does that left wing prat Snow try to make a big deal out of Farage having his wife work for him on an EU salary ? Lots of MPs in Westminster employ their wives or other relatives so if it’s not breaking the rules what’s the problem ?

    As for taking expenses to help UKIP politically so what ? Farage once compared himself to the Salvation Army going to pubs to collect funds – he said he took the devil’s money to do God’s work. Vote UKIP.

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  26. 73
    Owen Jones says:

    Maria Miller – the epitome of a Concervative MP – all for one and one for all supported by the inferior minister David Cameron – VOTE UKIP

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    Di Rear says:

    So Miller has been forced to resign. Don’t hear much from the likes of Snow, and his fellow smearing dross in the MSM, that Miller will get a £17,000 bung, just for losing here cabinet position.

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    • 162
      peterthe painter says:

      She is going to give the £17k to charidee apparently.

      The profit on her second home is going to the same charity – not.

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        Norma Stitz says:

        The 17K to charidee is part of her desperate efforts to avoid deselection in Basingstoke, where up to 80% of people polled want to see the back of her.

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    Jon Snow advice Line says:

    Hello, thanks for waiting. Here is your Jon Snow advice ..

    Fuck off Snow and go and record the voiceover for the next muzzie call to prayer that your glorious channel airs, right before a piece to camera of two fucking mincers sticking their tongues down each others throats.

    Bellend.

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  29. 87
    Bil says:

    Vote UKIP

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  30. 89
    Not everyone is equal says:

    Gayer can have any of the below …

    1. Live together
    2. Civil Partnership
    3. Marriage

    Which one can’t straight people have? (Clue its number 2)

    If there is a Womens Minister, why is there not a Man’s Minister?

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    • 96
      FIFY says:

      Gays can have any of the below …

      1. Live together
      2. Civil Partnership
      3. A Pantomime Ceremony Pretending it’s a Marriage but isn’t.

      If there is a Womens Minister, why is there not a Man’s Minister?

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      • 114
        Pixel Saver says:

        Rather than typing ‘A Pantomime Ceremony Pretending’ and wasting precious time & pixels, use the term Sham instead.

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      • 124
        anonymous heterosexual male of the species says:

        I am a man and I cannot see my kids.

        Whenever I try to make a decision at work I am told I am sexist.

        As I have a good job women are always trying it on .

        If I want to visit an adult sex party I have to pay treble.

        It ain’t fair.

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      • 200
        tigerowl says:

        Oh dear me. Another one….
        “Gays can have any of the below …

        1. Live together
        2. Civil Partnership
        3. A Pantomime Ceremony Pretending it’s a Marriage but isn’t. ”

        So what is your problem? What anyone does has no effect on your own lifestyle.
        Like any one else, what you do is your affair. Live and let live. Its not the nineteenth century anymore. People are people regardless of sexuality. Get living instead of moaning.

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        • 208
          doh says:

          “What anyone does has no effect on your own lifestyle”

          You’ve not really thought it through.

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  31. 93
    Londoner says:

    Why doesn’t he hold the lardy-arsed Jean Lambert MEP to account?

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  32. 99
    Iain says:

    Having got shot of one culture secretary for being unduly generous with expenses, we have a new one who for a time had the taxpayer pay for the electricity in his stables.
    Is the camoron totally stupid or displaying typical bullington bully boy arrogance?
    Answers on a post card please!

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  33. 102
    Flange says:

    Wonder what the Snow family’s expenses record is? Do they follow the likes of Beeboids & structure their working arangements via Ltd Co’s to avoid paying the ludicrous marginal rates PAYE would force them to?

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    • 139
      A Ship's Lawyer says:

      “Dear Nigel,

      Please email me a complete list of your expense claims made to the EU during the last completed UK tax year. ”

      Quite simple really.

      No need for Jon Snow.

      No need for any snotty media types.

      No need for postages stamps ink or paper.

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  34. 104
    REALITY CHECK says:

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    • 116
      Lord Denning says:

      As any first year law student will tell you, the word ‘will’ is not legally binding. Never sing a contract that uses the word ‘will’ instead of ‘shall’.

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      • 138
        jgm2 says:

        Thanks to the Maximum Imbecile we know that party manifestos (might be specific to Labour manifestos but the precedent is there) are not subject to legitimate expectation.

        Basically they have a legal precedent which says they can promise us anything they like with no expectation that it will ever be delivered. I suppose it just formalised the status quo.

        Politicians are liars. Politicians will say anything to get a vote. Politicians will use any form of weasel words after they renege to explain that no, they’re not reneging, it was merely you misunderstanding their ‘promise’. Or circumstances have changed (even though they haven’t). Or if they have ‘changed’ then not in any material or relevant way.

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    • 119
      Dave Cameron says:

      That’s right, and we will keep having it until we get the answer we want.

      Vote Blue Labour.

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    • 134
      Mornington Crescent says:

      The choice couldn’t be clearer: Vote Putin for a fast, clear referendum.

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      • 187
        Idon'tneednodoctor says:

        A referendum with only one answer permissible.

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        • 193
          tigerowl says:

          But the answer would be to stay in the EU. That is why UKIP are forever moving their debates.
          Moved to oppose the Human Rights Act. Then want to stop overseas aid. Now the latest popular debate is over MPs expenses. Nigel, we know what you and your little party oppose or do not like. But for what sit sake, tell us what you and your little party would do. Just being that nice guy and nice party opposing the latest storey will not wash. It is becoming boring to any one who takes time to check UKIP out for facts and views. There may be a lot of people who just accept what you tell them, but they will be very let down if you win elections and then can not do anything, or you have no idea what to do about anything.
          Suggestion. disappear until you have some constructive ideas to offer. You are just trying to fool too many at one time.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Bollocks. Nigel fulfils one major criteria.

            He’s not a member of the present duopoly.

            He doesn’t need any fucking policies beyond that although he does have at least one.

            What would he do? Nothing I hope. Absolutely fucking nothing. We have 1,000 years of legal precedent and laws. Some of it written down on rolls of vellum. We don’t need any new fucking policies. We don’t need any new fucking laws. We don’t need any new ‘initiatives’ or ‘big ideas’. After 1,000 years I think we should have it all covered.

            And if we don’t have it all covered after 1,000 years then why is that a good reason to vote for more of the same?

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          • u r twat says:

            You are an utter cock.

            If there is one thing we know about UKIP it is that UKIP want us out of the EU.

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    • 240
      Gerbil 7 says:

      I believed that last time and look where we are.
      I won’t be fooled by this again.

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      Dr Frankenfreud says:

      He’s insane. It didn’t take him long, did it?

      It seems that out of the last 5 PMs only John Major managed to leave office with all his marbles.

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    • 144
      jgm2 says:

      The ‘Independent’ is no more independent than The Grauniad or The Mirror.

      This will be just a smear job. Answers to two dozen or so questions mixed’n’matched to get the headline they want.

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    • 161
      Village Idiot says:

      …..Oh dear,..oh dear,oh dear, ….has cam seen the ghost of Maggie,and it has sent him mad?….(hmmm,rings a bell?)

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    • 166
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      What is he, the new fucking David Icke now?

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    • 213
      Aluminium Milliner says:

      Cameron is only one public speech away from a turquoise shell suit.

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  36. 115
    Anonymous says:

    “I hesitate to use the word ‘black’ in talking to you…”

    What a slimy turd Jon Snow is.

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  37. 125
    Not in my name says:

    Ah do not get too wound up yet, save your strength for the impending pre election smear fest.

    UKIP protest votes have the main parties very, very worried not because of absolute numbers but the wild card effect on marginals and MEP outcome.

    Ah democracy at work….

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    • 154
      jgm2 says:

      Yep. If Nigel can get a really big share of the vote – say 35% or 40% – then the headlines generated and the momentum might carry through to next summer. He just needs to get a few more percent off both Labour and Tories in the opinion polls and the thought will take hold in all but the most tribal dimwit’s heads that they really do not have to vote for either of the incompetent jackasses.

      Nigel is trying to compress the experience of 50 or more years of SNP electoral history into a couple of years for UKIP.

      First they laugh at you…

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    C O (Ξ7p) says:

    So glad to read in Bloomberg that ‘Ave Maria’ was sung for his Easter reception yesterday evening.

    lol :-D

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  40. 145
    Gordon BrHoon says:

    I’m doing a jobby

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  41. 155
    Anonymous says:

    Who is Maria Miller?

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  42. 159
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    Nige missed an opportunity there; should have pulled Snow up on the “black” jibe, and insisted he explain what he meant ! Other than that, Nige did well.

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  43. 164
    Gideon George Osborne says:

    Miller resigns at last – now it is time to call in the police http://wp.me/p262ZD-1qN Very interesting article.

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  44. 170
    Nemesis. says:

    I see that the unelected foreign twats in the EU are now wanting to change our vehicle registration plates. We really need Ukip to challenge this unaccountable EU who keep meddling into everything in this country. I thought we had sovereignty over our own affairs – not apparently now.

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    • 172
      jgm2 says:

      Let me guess. They’ve done a European-wide consultation process and decided that the best system to use will be the same one as the French already use?

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    • 250
      Jabba Le Chat says:

      “We really need Ukip to challenge this unaccountable EU who keep meddling into everything in this country.”

      Good luck, Ukip have the worst attendance record of English MEP’s when it comes to the EUSSR talking shop or the relevant committees, just look up their voting records…

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  45. 180
    John Mann MP says:

    Let he who casts the first stone.

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  46. 191
    Owen Jones says:

    Well,fuck me slowly! The Daily Mirror trainee journalist scheme, 2014 intake, has had 1,000+ applications.

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  47. 210
    Bored of Farage says:

    Fvck off you 24 carat trougher.

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  48. 217
    White As Jon Snow But I Hesitate to Use The Word Black When Talking To You says:

    Note the disguised accusation of racist in the “I hesitate to use the word black when talking to you” comment, unbelievable Nigel was quite taken aback by it and I suspect we have not heard the last on it…

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    frank says:

    Does Channel 4 still receive EU funding for their disinformation service?

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  51. 248
    Alex the Poorer says:

    Clegg 0 Farage 1

    Farage 1 Clegg 0

    Snow 0 Farage 1

    who does Nigel play next

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  52. 254
    Di Rear says:

    Never ever heard Snow and his lefty mates, harangue the likes of the Kinnochios, for the £12 million+ they’ve leeched off the EU.

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  53. 257
    Anonymous says:

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  54. 273
    Rightallalong says:

    The more the Establishment attack Nigel Farage the more popular he gets. It’s the Establishment who are the real villains and they are getting frantic about UKIP. Their tactics are getting nastier and nastier. The quip about the word ‘black’ was a pathetic attempt to call Farage racist.

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  55. 275
    Lawn Arranger says:

    Jon Snow you dirty twat flap

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  56. 276
    Evil Right Wing Capitalist says:

    “I hesitate to use the word black in front of you.”

    What the hell is that meant to mean? People still try to call UKIP racist? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

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  57. 278
    Anonymous says:

    robin hood very popular in his day too.

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