Yet another Kipper puts her fin in her mouth

Racist comment: Janice Atkinson MEP made her remark on-air during a BBC interview.

Racist comment: Janice Atkinson MEP made her remark on-air during a BBC interview.

If we were to judge UKIP by what its members do, rather than what they say, we’d have little evidence of activity apart from apparent support for domestic violence, as shown by a 2006 European Parliament vote (they could have abstained; they didn’t – there was a mindset at work).

If we were to judge them by what they say, then off-colour comments about Lenny Henry going back to live in a “black country” (among others) may now be joined by South East MEP Janice Atkinson’s astonishingly ill-judged remark during a BBC interview that a UKIP supporter from Ramsgate – who she had met at rallies – was a “ting tong”, whatever that may be.

Mobile food seller Vincent Munday, husband of the lady concerned (who is originally from Thailand), provided valuable assistance in that department to the BBC. He said “ting tong”, in Thai, meant a person who was insane. He said the comment had come as “a bit of a shock”.

His wife Fa said: “I’m married to an Englishman and now I’m British. No-one has ever spoken about me like that before.”

What is most interesting about this is that Janice Atkinson is on record as having told anti-UKIP demonstrators to “f**k off” because they accused the party of racist policies.

In fairness to UKIP, the party released a statement as follows: “UKIP in no way condones the use of language that may reflect prejudice or cause offence.”

However, so many members (and now-former members) of the party have done so that we can only make one conclusion.

If it looks racist, and talks in racist ways, then it probably is racist.

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4 thoughts on “Yet another Kipper puts her fin in her mouth

  1. Mr.Angry

    Mike I think the whole infrastructure of modern politics is a total disgrace, I was a consultant engineer and an expert witness covered the UK and European Courts during my career. I gained qualifications and experience to qualify the meaning of expert.

    Many of the present day politicians take for example (IDS) are not qualified to hold office, it is a total sham. What the hell is the failed banker Freud doing in charge of what they call welfare reform? It is a national scandal and people are dying in vast numbers as a direct result of their inept policies.

    Just look at the waste of tax payers money wasted on an idiots dream on UC.

    UKIP well what can one say, every week we hear of racists remarks, what makes them think they are a responsible group that could organize the vast problems faced in modern day Britain.

    I only wish I could have dinner with Milliband and tell what the average UK citizen wants and their needs but I feel he has gone to far towards the right, he is like a bleating lamb where is his determination and backbone to support the people of the UK.

    His biggest failures were to back Tory policies which revealed the true nature of their intentions.

    Very sad but that’s how I see it.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Introduced by the Conservative-led Coalition in 2011. Labour does not intend to continue with it but wants to bring in its job guarantee instead.

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