Mr Nuttall? We have some questions [Image: Dumfries and Galloway Standard].

There will be few chances for humour in this year’s general election campaign, so we mustn’t let UKIP’s howler pass without getting the best from it.

If you don’t know the story, here it is, courtesy of the Mirror:

Beekeepers have demanded Ukip clarify their policy on banning face coverings, after leader Paul Nuttall’s chaotic election campaign launch.

Deputy party leader Peter Whittle said the burka was ‘a potent symbol of female oppression’, and wearing full face veils would be banned if Ukip were in charge.

But the British Beekeepers Association expressed concern about the policy, saying it would need a clear exemption for […] members.

Martin Smith, Public Affairs Director for the Association, said: “I think in practical terms any such policy would have to have a series of exemptions for people who used ‘Burqa type’ clothing for their work.

“This would include beekeepers and others using personal protective equipment for their work or indeed leisure activities.”

Source: Beekeepers demand Ukip clarify policy on banning face coverings

Oh dear. Beekeepers banned from using protection? Isn’t that against the Health and Safety at Work Act?

Worse was to follow for Paul Nuttall and his increasingly-less-merry band, as Twitter got in on the act:

And while we’re at it, what’s all this about? See:

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