Farage and Fawkes pick a fight they can’t win

'Just More Fun': It seems unlikely that Myleene was forced to leave the UK for Ibiza, where she was snapped frolicking on a boat inscribed with the legend 'Just More Fun' [Image: Daily Mirror.]

‘Just More Fun’: It seems unlikely that Myleene was forced to leave the UK for Ibiza, where she was snapped frolicking on a boat inscribed with the legend ‘Just More Fun’ [Image: Daily Mirror.]

It seems some bloggers – and indeed, the leader of a minor political party – don’t know there is a huge difference between emigration and deportation.

Not to worry – Vox Political is happy to spell it out for people like Nigel Farage and the author of Guido Fawkes’ blog: Emigration is when you leave a country of your own accord. Deportation is when you are thrown out, against your will.

So when Labour candidate Paula Sheriff tweeted: “If multi millionaire Myleene Klass doesn’t like mansion tax perhaps she should emigrate with Sol Campbell and Griff Rhys Jones! Toodle pip!” she was clearly suggesting that Myleene may choose to do so, if she so desires [all boldings mine].


Nigel Farage’s response – “Labour candidate wants woman born to immigrants deported for disagreeing with her policy. Will the media cover this?” – therefore completely misrepresents what Ms Sheriff said.


And Guido’s comment under the headline Labour candidate wants to deport Myleene Klass – “Talking of ‘the language of repatriation’ that Labour are up in arms over this morning, it’s not just a UKIP candidate who is in hot water over their comments about sending people packing. Meet Paula Sherriff, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the very winnable seat of Dewsbury and Mirfield… Freedom campaigner Myleene was born to an Austrian father and a Filipino mother, while Sol Campbell’s parents are Jamaican. Classy” – is similarly misleading, if not downright ignorant.

Bonfire night was two weeks ago, Guido – it’s a little late to be stacking up fuel and setting a fire under yourself, isn’t it?

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10 thoughts on “Farage and Fawkes pick a fight they can’t win

  1. Mike Bird

    What a steaming pile of sh*te the Guido Fawkes blog is. In future please issue a sanity warning before letting us wade in the filth…

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’ll try to bear that in mind. I don’t usually take issue with other blogs so it’ll be a rarity – unless Guido makes any more stupid claims.

  2. beastrabban

    Considering Farage’s own stance on immigration and how extremely Right-wing Guido Fawkes is, for them to accuse Paula Sheriff of wishing to deport anyone is very much a case of people in glass housing throwing stones.

  3. aturtle05

    OK, I may be making as many assumptions as a Tory politician quoting statistics, but the only people in Guido’s blog that use the word “Deport” are Nutty Nige and Guido himself.

    Also, really stringing the threads out here FArage and FAwkes? OK, I’ll leave the second one!

  4. Jonathan Wilson

    I used to quite like Guido, he used to have it in for everyone of all parties; the comments however you entered at your own peril… however since taking the Murdoch shilling, and his Thatcher tribute, a single mug shot of her as the whole site, after her death, he’s just turned into a tory stooge and no longer says anything against his beloved tories.

  5. Keith Jackson

    Sadly reading the comments on that blog makes you realize just what this country has become, whatever happened to feeling, compassion and humanity, so many haters and it makes me so sad, but also so glad that I have had my life when I did, I fear for all the youngsters and what they might have to grow up to in the future.

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