The BBC has a running campaign against UKIP….oft repeated slurs and jokes abound on the BBC’s airwaves…sly associations with Nazism are made, blatant claims that UKIP’s policies are racist are deemed acceptable without any evidence, jokes that UKIP wants to shoot immigrants are freely made.
Here’s a cheap joke from the BBC that surely isn’t a genuine technical error:
The picture was originally tweeted by BBC TV Sportscaster Olly Foster, before he deleted the post saying: “Apologies for my previous tweet. An error of judgement on my behalf.”
Not as if it’s not been done before…so did someone at the BBC ‘lift’ the idea from Father Ted?:
That UKIP comes under scrutiny is a natural part of the political process and is essential in any democracy. However, when such scrutiny is not extended to other political parties in the same manner there is a problem.
It does seem that the BBC is intent, along with its fellow travellers, to do down UKIP and to finish it off as a political force to be reckoned with.
Peter Oborne notes the BBC’s determination to ignore UKIP:
The British media and political class has always found its basic proposition – that Britain should leave Europe – unthinkable. For a long period, Ukip had virtually no airtime on the BBC (which controls some 60 per cent of news coverage), while on its rare appearances it tended to be mocked.
When Ukip gained its first major breakthrough, scoring 16 per cent of the national vote in the 2004 European elections, the BBC literally wrote it out of the script. Its election graphs recorded the Ukip vote as “other”, even though it had won more votes than the Liberal Democrats and not that many fewer than Labour.
Every time any UKIP member, politician or political candidate makes some kind of error it is blown up into a major story of scandalous proportions. When UKIP’s Roger Bird was alleged to have sexually harrassed someone the legend became ‘fact’ regardless of the real story. Even now the BBC when referring, as it does so often, to UKIP misdemeanours, mentions this episode as if it really happened despite the evidence that the complainant was, one, an ‘ex’- Labour Party member and two, a liar….the possibility being she in fact set up Bird.
The News Quiz is one place that specialises in anti-UKIP slurs….whilst so often dodging the other parties’ own horror stories…at least in comparison to the amount of time it gives to attacking UKIP…..it’s not as if Labour isn’t itself the party that keeps on giving ….Labour’s recent document on how to handle UKIP and the question of immigration went entirely unmentioned on The News Quiz and yet it is a major story and a major embarrassment for Labour.
In order to rectify the situation I have done a bit of legwork to help out the idle and bigoted BBC comedians who seem unable to bring themselves to make similarly relentless attacks on Labour but are happy to label UKIP racist……here are some helpful reminders of other parties’ embarrassing people:
From the Spectator:
Cllr Pervaz Khan said he felt “ashamed” for belonging to Middlesbrough Labour group which “is treating some of my Asian family and friends in a manner which they perceive to be racist and, incidentally, so do I”
‘Cllr Sajaad Khan also criticised the current Labour leadership saying it was “different under Sir Stuart Bell, who would not have stood for all this”.’
From the BBC:
Nine councillors have split from the Labour party in Harrow, north-west London, amid racism claims, leaving the council with no party in control.
The leader of the newly formed Independent Labour Group, Thaya Idaikkadar, cited unfairness and “elements of racism” behind the split.
Labour group leader David Perry said it was a “gross distortion” and challenged all accusations of racism.
From the Mail:
Labour MP in ‘racist’ photo: Backbencher criticised for posing alongside his son who had blacked up for fancy dress party
From Yahoo News:
Why are Ukip the only party branded racist, when Labour and the Tories sing from the same hymn sheet?
As the left/right competition for immigration rhetoric on the airwaves heats up, you can’t tell ’em apart. It’s only Ukip that can be called racist.
Labour is stepping up the immigration row. David Blunkett’s warning that an influx of Roma migrants could lead to riots in Britain should be taken very seriously. Yet when Ukip talk about it, it’s classed as racism.
The Conservative party, whilst trying to detoxify itself with the green agenda, hugging hoodies and gay marriage, has also stepped up its nasty party language on immigration with a massive own goal with the racist immigration vans.
From the Tottenham Journal:
Wood Green councillor found guilty of ‘reckless’ racism slurs
Labour councillor Pauline Gibson has been given a slap on the wrist for sending emails that made “reckless” and “unsubstantiated” allegations of racism.
The councillor for Noel Park ward in Wood Green was the subject of complaints from three people after she subjected them to “unfair, unreasonable and demeaning treatment” by sending “widely disseminated” emails containing “accusations of racism and discrimination against them,” Haringey Council’s standards committee has found.
It decreed that “neither the content of those accusations nor the choice of audience for them could be reasonably justified.”
From Bramcote Today:
“Racist Comments” from Kimberley Labour Councillor
Anna Soubry MP has called on Kimberley Town and Borough Councillor Andy Cooper to resign immediately, following racist comments about a former fellow Town Councillor. This morning a tenth Town Councillor, Janet Pearce, resigned after she received an email from Andy Cooper which he sent to all Councillors and in which he used racist language to describe Katharina Boettge who was born in Germany. Ms Boettge and fellow Green, David Kirwan, resigned from Kimberley Town Council last month after allegations that the Council was not being open about its finances and was being run in an undemocratic way by the controlling Labour group.
In her resignation letter, Janet Pearce says she has resigned because of the way the council’s finances are being run and because of Andy Cooper’s racist language, stating, “Such a comment is more befitting a member of the BNP and not a member of the Labour Party. Shame on you Andy!!”
Anna Soubry MP said, “Councillor Cooper should resign; his description of Katharina was highly offensive and to use racist language is never acceptable especially from an elected representative.
In his email to fellow Town Councillors and the Town clerk, Councillor Cooper wrote:
“Amazing how Kirwan and Eva Braun can turn up at KRA meeting but go missing for KTC. I was told a by election would cost £10,000.00! Andy”.
Haringey borough councillor Nilgun Canver found guilty of perverting the course of justice
Councillor Nilgun Canver was accused of lying to police after her son crashed the family’s car in Tottenham in January, 2013.
A London mayor has apologised after claiming the riots of 2011 were ‘the best thing that’s happened in Tottenham for a while’.
Sheila Peacock, who was elected as the Labour mayor of Haringey Council earlier this year, made the comments in a documentary released in June.
They only recently came to light, however, when Tottenham councillor Alan Stanton posted the video on a community forum, prompting angry responses from local residents.
From Conservative Home:
CllrSue Gray, a Labour councillor on Thurrock, has been suspended from her Party after forwarding an racist email. I haven’t seen the full email but while it may not be racist it certainly sounds inflammatory and inaccurate. The police being involved sounds like a misuse of their time and a breach of free speech.
Do the people of Thurrock want the police to be out on the streets catching yobs or having long discussions with Cllr Gray on her insights into race relations and demographics?
On the other hand Cllr Gray’s defence that she forwarded the email on to lots of people without reading it does not come across as entirely reassuring. So probably Labour were right to suspend her.
Among other comments the email said:
“This is unbelievable. It’s now predicted that Britain will become an Islamic state by 2070. (Time to think about your children/grandchildren). Please forward this e-mail asap so that 40 per cent of British voters who didn’t vote last time might get the message.”
From the Mirror:
Labour MP Diane Abbott apologises after ‘racist’ tweet storm
Labour frontbencher Diane Abbott faced calls for her resignation today after claiming “white people love playing ‘divide & rule’.”‘ We should not play their game #tacticasoldascolonialism”.
From the Standard:
Labour urged to sack councillor for ‘racist’ Cameron caricature
Bob Piper was reported to the Commission for Racial Equality after using the image of the Tory leader portrayed as a black and white minstrel.
Mr Piper, a member of Sandwell Council in the West Midlands, was unrepentant over the picture and denied he was a racist.
The image ridicules Mr Cameron’s attempt to make his party more inclusive to ethnic minorities by showing him blacked-up next to the words: ‘Take the homeboy test. Yo niggahs. Is it because I’s black?
From Libdem Voice:
This is the leaflet the Labour Party is delivering through letter-boxes in a ward where the sitting Conservative councillor — Cllr Azam Janjua, a Reading resident for half a century — is facing a Labour opponent, Eileen McElligott. See if you can notice the oh-so-subtle way in which Labour puts its lips together to dog-whistle:
From Kent Online:
[Tory] Bob Frost accused of racism after ‘frogs’, ‘ragheads’ and ‘sons of camel drivers’ comments on Facebook and Twitter by North Deal councillor
He has previously been criticised for referring to ‘ragheads’ on Facebook, while during the London riots in 2011 he was suspended from the Conservative party for using the term ‘jungle bunny.’ The ‘jungle bunny’ row led to him leaving his job as a part-time maths teacher at Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich, although he was later cleared of wrong-doing by the standards committee in 2012. The latest incident was sparked by Twitter comments made on March 28 when Cllr Frost responded to a post by MP Charlie Elphicke referring to a possible change in management of the Port of Dover. Cllr Frost tweeted: “Simple. Status quo = bad. Sale to frogs/sons of camel drivers = bad. Mutual ownership = good.”
Heywood & Middleton Labour candidate and her BNP colleague
Spare a thought for Labour candidate for Heywood & Middleton, Liz McInnes. There she was, all set to call UKIP ‘racist’, ‘fascist’ and ‘nazis’, and she seems to have forgotten one of her colleagues.
Trevor Maxfield. Maxfield was originally elected as a BNP councillor for the ward, before defecting to the Labour Party, which rapidly changed its mind about him being a ‘racist’, ‘fascist’ and ‘nazi’ – so much so that they made him Mayor of Darwen.
Still, things work a bit differently in Rossendale & Darwen. The local Labour candidate – they lost the seat to the Tories in 2010 – is none other than William Straw, son of former Home Secretary Jack. Readers may recall that back in 1998, he was cautioned by police for selling cannabis, something which would have stopped anyone less propelled by nepotism from being selected.
Will himself did plenty for race relations, which is probably why a former BNP councillor speaks so highly of him. After all, Will caused no little controversy shortly after his selection when he was attacked and decried as a racist after being pictured with two fancy dress goers who had ‘blacked up’.
Some more notable embarrassments brought to us by ‘Nopenothope’:
Cllr Stephen Fenwick (Lib Dem, Sutton) (March 2014) was convicted of the racially aggravated assault of a barman at the pub on Charing Cross station concourse.
Former Cllr Lester Holloway (November 2014) resigns from the Lib Dems after racist remarks, and complains that the party is not doing enough to promote racial equality and is deliberately failing to select Black and Asian candidates for winnable seats
Cllr Farooq Ahmed (Labour, Rochdale) (June 2014) resigned from the Labour Party because they failed to give him sufficient support following his conviction of a public order offence after hurling homophobic abuse at a fellow Labour councillor in the street.
David Bishop (Conservative, Brentwood) (May 2014) resigned as a candidate after he made homophobic and racist tweets
The arrest for rape of Conservative MP Mark Pritchard
On the same day as Pritchard’s arrest, the former leader of Rotherham council, Labour’s Cllr Barry Dodson, was arrested for the sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl.
Rotherham: In the face of such evil, who is the racist now?
Men of Pakistani heritage treated white girls like toilet paper. They picked children up from schools and care homes and trafficked them across northern cities for other men to join in the fun. They doused a 15-year-old in petrol and threatened to set her alight should she dare to report them. They menaced entire families and made young girls watch as they raped other children.
The Labour Party, in particular, is mired in shame over “cultural sensitivity” in Rotherham. Especially, cynics might point out, a sensitivity to the culture of Muslims whose votes they don’t want to lose.
Racism Festers in Lambeth Labour
The fact is, Lambeth is not an isolated example, across the country I am inundated with complaints from Labour Black members who are suffering after being victimised just like Adeline.
Labour and the BNP:
The Labour party publicly takes a stance of the British National Party as being their sworn enemy, yet the BNP draws most of its support from the same working class areas of Britain as Labour. A Yougov report takes this comparison further by revealing that over half of BNP voters are former Labour supporters who believe that Labour “used to care about the concerns of people like me but doesn’t nowadays”. I’ve personally witnessed a great deal of this in Liverpool.: former Labour voters who now vote for, or at least feel very sympathetic, to the BNP. This is ironic in that Labour tends to refer to the UK Independence Party (a nationalist party without the historical affiliation to racism of the BNP) as “racists”. UKIP picks up a lot of votes from former conservative “right wingers”, yet Labour appeals more directly to the “racists” they claim to oppose.
Who voted BNP and why?
A Yougov report reveals that over half of BNP voters are former Labour supporters.
Channel 4 News has been given exclusive access to a unique YouGov poll on BNP voters and their attitudes. Here YouGov President Peter Kellner gives his views on the poll’s findings.
the most startling finding came when we tested anecdotal reports that many BNP voters were old Labour sympathisers who felt that the party no longer speaks up for them. It turns out to be true. As many as 59 per cent of BNP voters think that Labour “used to care about the concerns of people like me but doesn’t nowadays”.
What is more worrying for Labour is that this sentiment is shared by millions of voters, way beyond the ranks of BNP voters. Overall, 63 per cent of the British public think Labour used to care about their concerns – and only 19 per cent think it does today.
Yes, Labour has a problem with voters deserting the party for the BNP. But its far bigger problem as it heads towards the next general election is to extinguish the overwhelming public view, reinforced by the scandal over MPs’ allowances, that today’s Labour Party is no longer on the side of ordinary voters. And that, more than anything else, is why its vote collapsed to just 16 per cent in the Euro election.
Never mind Baroness Warsi wanting to disarm the Israelis and arm the terrorists or her resistance to the Prevent’ anti-terror programme, or her association with the extremist linked FOSIS.
Or Libdem’s anti-semitism.
And on and on and on.
Must be some comedy gold in all that lot for BBC lefties….surely?