Friday, March 14, 2014

WATCH: UKIP Candidate’s Bizarre Manifesto

A co-conspirator has emailed in this bizarre video of one of UKIP’s MEP candidate hopefuls for the North East, Philip Broughton. It turns out he has an alter ego, running a wrestling company under the name Philip McMahon. Who as you can see is, um, a bit odd. Guido fully endorses Philip’s attempts to have a career outside of politics before offering himself for public service. He might need to work on the whole image thing though…

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WATCH: Ex-UKIP MEP Asks Farage About ‘Mistress’ Aide

Nick Sinclaire, the MEP who left UKIP after falling out with the party, has just asked in the European Parliament:

“With unemployment still a problem across Europe and and indeed across the UK, does Mr Farage thinks it is a fair use of taxpayers’ money, namely his secretarial allowance, not only to employ his wife Kirsten but his former mistress Annabelle Fuller?”

“I don’t want to answer that at all,” he replies…

UPDATE:

Farage responds: “It’s absolute nonsense. It’s just a malicious attempt to do damage. Every single national newspaper has asked me that since 2006. The answer is the same.’”

UPDATE II:

Statement from Annabelle Fuller:

“I have been continually hounded by the press with these false allegations since 2006 including having journalists camp outside my house. It’s a shame that as a woman I am considered fair game for accusations of alleged affairs. It’s hard enough being a woman in politics without having to justify why I am employed. It is safe to say that this would not have happened if I was a man. Surely this is something that Nikki Sinclaire should have considered.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

And on That Bombshell…

UKIP is aiming for public backing from Jeremy Clarkson before the European elections in May. Which given the Top Gear star lives in David Cameron’s constituency, and that the PM even dressed up as The Stig for Clarkson’s 50th birthday, isn’t going to go down too well with Dave. Their friendship has cooled of late, with Clarkson blaming the fact Samantha Cameron “is one of those non-smokers who suddenly remembers when she’s presented with a smoker like me that what she’d like to do is smoke all my bloody cigarettes”. Another possible UKIP-er who has been in trouble for making controversial comments about politics…

Saturday, March 1, 2014

As Seen on TV

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Collectors’ editions of the infamous brochure Godfrey Bloom hit Michael Crick on the head with are now being sold in the UKIP shop…

Friday, February 28, 2014

WATCH: Farage Defends “Love Britain” Slogan

UKIP Lift Old BNP Slogan for Spring Conference

“It’s our slogan now, not changing it. To hell with the BNP.”

Interview with @ChrisMasonBBC.

UKIP Lift Old BNP Slogan for Spring Conference

UKIP’s conference slogan is ‘Love Britain, vote Ukip’:

Someone really should have done some googling back at HQ, as a very similar slogan has been used before…

Oh dear.

UPDATE:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

How’s That Tory Manifesto Immigration Pledge Going?

In the 2010 Tory manifesto, the party vowed to reduce net migration to below 100,000:

“Immigration has enriched our nation over the years and we want to attract the brightest and the best people who can make a real difference to our economic growth. but immigration today is too high and needs to be reduced. We do not need to attract people to do jobs that could be carried out by british citizens, given the right training and support. So we will take steps to take net migration back to the levels of the 1990s – tens of thousands a year, not hundreds of thousands.”

Today’s ONS figures show net migration has risen by 56,000, hitting a total of 212,000 for the last year. You don’t need to change the axes on the graph below to show the Tories have failed to keep their pledge:

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This is what you get for making promises about something you can’t really control…

Monday, February 24, 2014

Graham Thorpe Comes Out to Bat for UKIP

England cricket legend Graham Thorpe, capped a hundred times, isn’t convinced by his fellow countrymen Darren Gough and Andrew Strauss’ support for the Tories. As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun, Thorpe recently signed a fan’s England shirt “UKIP all the way!” A new kind of barmy army for Graham.

And it turns out Nick v Nigel is just the first round. UKIP will be parking their tanks on Clegg’s front lawn by holding their party conference next year smack bang in the middle of his Sheffield constituency. Popcorn…

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Nick v Nigel

Clegg has decided to martyr himself for the European cause, challenging Farage to a debate on the EU on LBC this morning. Ironic that the LibDems are actually showing some principle for once and are only going to be punished for it…

It’s a win win for Farage, but will also help Nick’s differentiation strategy. If the event is high-profile enough, it could also help Downing Street’s goal of a one on one debate with Miliband at some point… 

UPDATE: UKIP have responded. Farage is not agreeing to a debate yet…

Friday, February 14, 2014

Do UKIP Really Believe in Straight Talking?

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Nigel Farage presents UKIP as the “straight talking” party, but do they really talk as much sense as they make out? The Spin Alley investigates.


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Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV
Dave Stung by Jellyfish | Sun
City Minister’s Inheritance Tax Dodging Trusts | Indy
What I Would Have Done if I was Sarah Wollaston | Iain Dale
Boris is an Epic Europhile | Louise Mensch
Warsi Got PM to Confront “Secular Fundamentalism” | Fraser Nelson
Guardian April Fools Apology | Press Gazette


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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