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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