Spitting Image is back. Sort of…
Suzanne Evans’ Krishnan-Faisal gaffe has made it on to the Daily Politics:
“Can you put some name badges on?” UKIP’s deputy chairman asked Brillo and JoCo…
If you are a UKIP spokesman doing an interview about your party’s problems with racism, you probably should try not to confuse Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy with Sky News’ inimitable Faisal Islam.
Yet, spectacularly, that is what Suzanne Evans did last night:
Suzanne isn’t even the first ‘Kipper to mix up poor old Krishnan and Faisal. Godfrey Bloom made the exact same mistake back in 2013.
Guido always confuses Jon Snow and Adam Boulton…
UPDATE: In Vine form:
Steve, a “traditional Labour voter”, tells the Daily Politics:
“I was brought up in a household that’s staunch Labour. My dad was a trade unionist all his life and I’ve only ever known the Labour Party in voting terms. This time I’ve just got no feeling for Ed Miliband whatsoever. I don’t like the fact that he shafted his brother to get the job in the first place. I just don’t think that he’s going to become a credible Prime Minister.”
Guido hears ya, Steve…
It’s NUS conference time and the parties have apparently been invited to send a video message to the hard left students. NUS President Toni Pearce could not be clearer:
“In the interest of fairness, all parties were invited to contribute.”
Except that’s not quite true.
The NUS press release states:
“Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, Labour’s Ed Miliband, SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru Leanne Woods, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, put forward by the Conservatives, relayed their parties youth message . UKIP’s Nigel Farage was not asked to participate as last year NUS conference passed clear policy influencing this, and the Greens failed to submit a video.”
So how exactly were “all parties were invited to contribute”?
An NUS spinner tells Guido that when Pearce says “all parties were invited to contribute” that meant “all parties except UKIP”.
So in fact the complete opposite of what was said.
Bad news for ‘Kippers looking to get their mitts on UKIP branded merchandise – visitors attempting to purchase items from their online store are being told that “attackers might be trying to steal your information.” The warning is being shown because UKIP have forgotten to renew their SSL security certificate which allows secure a connection from their server to a web browser and is necessary for safe online shopping.
Worryingly, the security certificate ran out 16 days ago. That’s a lot of frustrated pewter medallion buyers…
Douglas Carswell let slip more than he probably should have last night when asked if Nigel Farage had no input into his party’s manifesto. “If only,” Carswell quipped back.
QT audience member “I’d like to know how much input Nigel Farage actually had into the UKIP manifesto…”
Dimbleby “You think he just accepted what others have written for him? Douglas Carswell?”
Carswell “If only.“
In fact it was put together by a team under the hugely impressive Suzanne Evans, the UKIP deputy chairwoman who was the primary author:
Tim Aker stood down from producing the manifesto – he was too busy getting elected as a councillor in Thurrock and an MEP, with a good chance of also becoming an MP – all within an astonishing year. In the past UKIP’s policies have been fairly mocked as made up on the back of a fag packet and disowned as drivel by Nigel Farage himself, this time they have been stress tested by a team of economists. It shows in that days later the manifesto has not unraveled…
A bold tactic…
Farage is apparently expected at Express Newspapers’ offices at some point today and Richard Desmond’s deputy Lord Stevens was spotted in Thanet with the UKIP leader on Tuesday.
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