Shurely sun mistake? Clearly, members and followers of UKIP can’t tell the difference between the sun and the moon.
This blog has been looking for a chance to share some tasty UKIP images for a while and, thanks to aliberallife, here it is. That blog tells us:
“John Bickley, failed by-election candidate, prospective PCC for GE2015 and the oft trotted out working class hero of UKIP… has 396 tweets to his name, and probably less after he deletes any that he has made in the last 24 hours. This makes him a Twitter babe in arms and perhaps he thought that by being exceedingly patronising and telling a whopping lie he would endear himself to the voting public – who knows?”
Here’s what he was writing – about leaflets he produced during his by-election campaign:
This whole dialogue provides Yr Obdt Srvt with an opportunity to present the following image about the comparable chances of some of our more recent arrivals from Europe – and a UKIP MEP – being imprisoned:
… How revealing.
There’s more, about an urban myth that Mr Bickley seems intent on revising and reviving, so you are strongly advised to visit aliberallifeand enjoy that as well.
The abuse in Rotherham and other Northern towns is appalling.
It’s a failure of those in power to listen to and respect the voices of girls and their parents, the voices of people from largely deprived backgrounds. No one is denying that the abusers were mostly from a Pakistani background.
The report commissioned by Rotherham Council is very clear – there were systematic failures by all those we hold responsible for caring for our young people. No one can disagree with its conclusions. No one is trying to.
However the behaviour of UKIP has not added to the debate; it has not taken it forward, it has not said how they would help the voices of the unheard be listened to in the future. They have not put forward one policy or suggestion that will help young people who are abused, according to the A Liberal Life blog.
It states: As a party they have decided that this poster is the way forward:
To say that this politicking at its worst in an understatement. The response of their members has been far far worse:
So what do UKIP want to do to ensure that young people have the tools to protect them against abuse. Well, they voted with the tories to deny all young people the right to universal sexual and reproductive health at the EU. They have ignored these facts:
They decided that young people in primary school should learn about what is appropriate and what is not from their carers and parents, seemingly ignoring that 90% of abuse is at the hands of someone they know. In the case of the very young that means family or family friends.
It seems Jane Collins is all three, according to this post from the aliberallife blog:
Currently on a mission to highlight the victims of abuse in Rotherham she seems to have lost the ability to differentiate between genuine concern and political point scoring of the worst kind.
17 hours ago she posted a tweet as a quote from @fight4uk
Either she is naive and did not read it and posted a link to an anti Semitic Blog (although the clue is in the phrase the “Jewess Harriet Ruth Harman” clearly visible in the tweet,
She’s ignorant saw this but did not realise it’s significance,
She’s stupid and thinks it’s okay to be anti Semitic.
Jane Collins is paid a great deal of money to represent her community. I am sure the Jewish members of that community will join the Muslim ones in wondering if they are getting value for money.
The author wishes to build up a file on the subject and has requested that any suggestions proof or examples may be added “so please comment or send me a tweet at @liberalisland”.
One suspects aliberallife has similar feelings toward UKIP as Vox Political, considering that blog’s output. Here’s how it says UKIP reacted to the Scotland referendum:
Last night I got up at 3.30am and I watched the result of the Independence Referendum in Scotland as they rolled in. I felt a stab of disappointment with each one and I hoped that despite the often lively debates that were had all over Scotland we would rally together as a country. Not least to ensure that the three major parties at Westminster live up to the promises that they made. I am immensely proud of my adopted country, yes there were incidents of poor behaviour and intimidation but it could have been so much worse and despite the best efforts of people like Ukip’s David Coburn to make it about sectarianism and hatred of the English the vast majority kept it civil. In the end an unprecedented percentage of the population were engaged in political debate and used the opportunity to make sure their voices were heard.
With that in mind this morning should have been a time of building bridges between communities in Scotland and between Scotland and the rest of the UK. It was not a time to make political hay, however, as so often has been the case, Nigel Farage and Ukip were straight out of the gate encouraging division and renewed hatred.
A debate does need to be had about the political shape of power in the UK and this does include:
• What powers Scotland and other regions of the UK will have
• How will Scotland be funded
• The west Lothian Question
All of these and others need to be addressed over the next few months but not this morning when hearts were still sore and the dreams of 1.6 million people had been dashed.
So, how did Nigel Farage and UKIP decide to bridge the divide and encourage unity?
They sent David Coburn out during the night to talk about England as the results were coming in. Judging by the comments on Twitter he was an unmitigated disaster and alienated almost all those who voted regardless of the camp they were in (but then if you read this you will see he and his sidekick have been doing that throughout the campaign).
I am not a fan of making jokes at the expense of some ones appearance but just for those who might find this funny
In the morning they sent out the big gun the Dear Leader Nigel Farage to rub salt in wounds and encourage discord – Ukip takes it moves right out of the Britain as invader book – divide and conquer.
Let’s DEMAND a review of the Barnett Formula ..
Let’s focus on the English and what they want and introduce the idea that the Scots are some how conning the English ..
Let’s have a photo shoot of me posting some pointless letters to MPs based in Scottish ..
As a fellow user on twitter righty said
We should not forget the average kipper, who with no irony, claimed the SNP were the same as the BNP ..
I will finish with a quick reminder that not all supporters of Yes are nationalists and not all supporters of yes are even Scottish. I am English but I have chosen to live in Scotland, in one of the wilder more remote bits. This morning a kipper who frequently comments on my TL posts decided to post this, he by the way does not live in Scotland.
In five years of living in Scotland this is the first time anyone has said anything about my Englishness. When I was thinking of voting NO not even the most nationalist of those around me commented on it, my partner who was also born in England voted NO and yet the main force of YES in our community has said nothing either to his face or behind it and they remain friends. I should be incredulous that it should come from a kipper but the sad truth is I am not.
With Paul Nuttall saying in August “People are increasingly fed up with the Scots getting free prescriptions and university tuition fees and their MPs voting on laws that only apply to England” Perhaps all those in Scotland who object to being belittled join together and campaign to ensure UKIP get no further power in Scotland or the rest of the UK.
At a time when UKIP members are toddling around the social media, making a nuisance of themselves by trying to smear other political parties with (for example) paedophilia claims from a website cooked up by a racist organisation, it’s good to remind ourselves of the behaviour of that party’s own members.
The following is from aliberallife, reproduced in its entirety to avoid any misinterpretation:
“Around 5pm tomorrow I will vote Yes. It’s not without a great deal of trepidation and it is motivated by the long term desire for a fairer country for my daughter and the short term desire to remove myself from the political influence of the right in UK, and in particular the pernicious influence of ukip on British Politics. They remain, despite David Coburn’s best efforts, a minor force in Scotland, as their recent press junket showed they have no real appeal here.
“I will not be heartbroken if it’s a No vote as I know that if power remains centralised in Westminster, if real change does not occur, there will be a mandate for a repeat and then it will be Yes.
“I would like to thank the campaign by better together for ensuring that I vote Yes and for David Coburn in cementing my decision with his vile and divisive comments and tweets – this being a typical example ..
“Or this from Caroline Santos enabling the idea of sectarianism
“Or this putting a lie to the idea that Yes campaign were the only vandals
“And not to forget the Wings Over Scotland is a Nazi organisation tweet.”
They do more for the ‘Yes’ campaign than any amount of work by its supporters.
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