BBC WAKEN UP TO UKIP….

Now there was me complaining that the BBC were ignoring UKIP. I wish to apologise… 🙂

Election 2015: Why is UKIP off to a slow start?

This is a candidate who has to win on 7 May. If he fails to become the next MP for South Thanet he has said he will quit as leader. Yet I have seen no door-knocking. Our cameras have not been told of any public event, yet. We have had two poster-unveiling ceremonies with impromptu leader interviews. He arrives, he speaks, he answers questions, then he leaves.

Couldn’t ask fairer than that, eh?

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79 Responses to BBC WAKEN UP TO UKIP….

  1. The Old Bloke says:

    Maybe this is the best approach. Labour, Conservative and Liberal parties have all unloaded their ammunition in the first two days, folk now know all that they need to know about these parties and their main policies. Leave it until after Easter when many go away on holiday, then when they are back, start the UKIP march.

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  2. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    Same old same old. All the ‘experts’ told us last winter that UKIP were finished, they’d ‘lost momentum’, wouldn’t do well in the European elections. We scratched our heads and wondered what they were talking about. Farage timed his effort perfectly to top the poll. Now we have the same rubbish again. It’s not just the Beeb; they’re all at it. They never learn.

    Farage has his votes today. The danger is being squeezed in the last week. He’ll be working out how to minimise last-minute jitters.

    The attitude of the broadcasters is a revelation of how important they think they are. They treat the plebs as unthinking morons, open to the last piece of propaganda they’ve heard. If UKIP aren’t active at any point, they’re losing out. It doesn’t occur to them that being limited to watching garbage from the LibLabCon might actually build UKIP support.

    Cameron is petrified of facing Farage or Brillo. Farage will get one or two opportunities to land a blow on Thursday night, but he knows Slippery Dave will have his PR responses ready. ‘Immigration is a measure of our success in creating jobs’. I’d guess Farage is planning his attack. Thanet can wait.

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    • Geyza says:

      Especially as all the establishment media are storing a massive pile of untrue excrement to throw at UKIP in that last week of the campaign.

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  3. TigerOC says:

    Indeed Nigel Farage has demonstrated uncanny timing in the past.

    No doubt they are busy collecting ammunition. The thing people remember most is the last thing they heard. The BBC of all organisations are masters of this. They always make sure the last to speak are always their pet projects.

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    • noggin says:

      I feel you re right, he will have so much ammo, especially
      as Tory HQ strategy appears to be – “a lie a day, to keep Farage away” … the evasion, deceit and erm “whoppery” on display is literally eye watering.

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    • Geyza says:

      Last night’s 10 O’clock news. The tory story finished with a rebuke from labour. The labour story finished with an up-beat labour message too. Always letting labour have the last say.

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  4. Alan says:

    The answer…ask Rod Liddle…

    The establishment would just like Nigel Farage to go away — and they’re working on getting their wish
    The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect. You will not read anything about Ukip in your newspapers unless it is a negative story — some half-witted candidate’s office fraudulently claiming expenses, or a disappointed member explaining that they’re all vile people and so on.

    Indeed, you won’t be reading much about Farage, unless he is caught having sex with a goat (preferably a European goat, a federalist Brussels goat) or with his hand in some till. The media has gathered too that it is Farage and Farage alone who attracts the voters, and so while he is guaranteed to give good copy, this luxury will be put on hold until all the votes are counted.

    The broadcast media has already stuck the boot in, twice, in a way which would be inconceivable with any party to the left of Ukip. First there was Channel 4’s hilarious drama-doc about what would happen if Ukip won a majority in May (which of course it cannot conceivably do).

    Just as even-handed was the BBC’s hour of gleeful spite, Meet the Ukippers, which revealed that some party members are thick and others doolally, and therefore quite unlike ordinary members of any other political party. I look forward to Meet the Labourites — a documentary set in a certain east London constituency — perhaps while they are stuffing the ballot boxes, intimidating voters and carrying out the occasional bit of ad hoc female genital mutilation.

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  5. The Old Bloke says:

    When the BBC are in the pocket of the E.U., do not expect any favours from them concerning UKIP. You never bite the hand that feeds you.

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    • Essex Man says:

      The more exposure some of their weird candidates get ,will drive them to the Conservatives . You are not going to get a referendum under Millipeed /SNP . If you are so sure about the kippers , go & put your life savings on it, at the bookies , you are all sure to win , a fortune .

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      • I Can See Clearly Now says:

        We know UKIP are not going to win 300 seats. But here’s a better idea – why don’t you put your house on the referendum resulting in an ‘OUT’ vote? You seem pretty sure it will work out well. The Beeb haven’t told you how Slippery Dave and Clegover plan to allow children and EU migrants to vote to guarantee the right result for a progressive future:

        … a report in the Financial Times said that Mr Clegg’s support for a referendum would depend on him helping to determine the question posed, the timing of the event and who would be allowed to vote.

        The Lib Dems are reportedly demanding that millions of EU migrants should participate, as well as pushing to include 16 and 17-year-olds who are statistically more likely to hold pro-EU views.

        Cameron and Clegg preparing for a “rigged referendum” on EU membership

        I hope you’ve factored in the cost of losing the vote. There’ll be no possibility of another for a generation; by that stage the country will be so full of EU-loving foreigners that the game’s over. Realistically, given the momentum, it’s over already. But we might at least try to save what we can.

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        • Mark says:

          40 years on from Wilson’s referendum, nothing changes.

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        • Essex Man says:

          That`s Cleggies idea, not Cam`s , you are being economical with the truth . I said before I would vote to leave , if we did not get any reforms , on most front`s with the EU. Any referendum is not going to be a shoo in to leave, anyhow .But with Mllipeed/SNP you won`t get the referendum , & by voting kipper , you WILL get Millipeed / SNP , & I will bet my life savings that`s the only result , but you are all convinced 2 or 3 seats for the kippers will mean a referendum , later this year , no chance .Cleggie might not have any power soon , & you believe the kippers press release . Most of them are totally mad anyhow .

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          • dave s says:

            We will never be allowed to go. The EU will collapse if we do. Cameron will come back ( if he wins the GE ) with useless concessions from Brussels- that is what he is there for. . Our only hope is to vote him down and hope that chaos ensues and the right can realign. Maybe a scorched earth policy but this is all we have left.
            Like the US marine said in Korea. -We are surrounded but that means we have the enemy where we want them .

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            • Essex Man says:

              So , you would allow Millipeed/SNP to crash & burn the economy . That`s totally mad , we have had 8 years of austerity , & you want to inflict more ? That would be a domestic matter , it would not effect a EU vote anyhow. I am sure most of the kippers are barking , & this proves it .Infact there would be a major backlash against the kippers , if this came to light , good .

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              • dave s says:

                Probably. This election is ,as far as I am concerned, a farce.
                The only issue that matters to me is who rules us. Parliament or the un elected EU.
                Only when we have regained sovereignity over our affairs can we put England to rights. Austerity? so what. England’s future matters much more.

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                • Angrymanupnorth says:

                  I don’t want a referendum. I want our government to leave the EU and agree free trade deals with our friendly European neighbours.

                  Vote UKIP. The Conservative Party is a socialist outpost now. Polluted beyond repair.

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                • Anne says:

                  I think that is an extremely good point.

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              • Geoff says:

                The most deluded are those that blindly think the Conservative party is still the Conservative party…

                Naturally a Tory voter here, but they’ve done jack as far as immigration goes and personally have seen little provement in the last three years, LibLabCon, three cheecks of the same EU licking arse!

                UKIP ain’t perfect, but its a start of ridding us of the toxic tripartite.

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                • Agreed.

                  Does anyone actually believe the Tories are Tories anymore? Continued immigration, a reduction in our defence and continued membership of the EU, no police on the streets (when was the last time you saw a copper wander up your road?), no more Grammars schools.

                  Tories? Really?

                  The Conservatives’ are like an MG Maestro. It isn’t an MG even though it has the badge that says it is. Its just a desperately sh@t car pretending to be something else to get fools to buy it.

                  Whenever I see one (which is rare) I always have a quick gawp at the driver. They are to a man berks who clearly think its something it isn’t or young pups who don’t know any better.

                  Unfortunately its the feeling I get when someone says they will vote Tory because the Conservatives hold Tory values.

                  I “get” why people will vote for them to avoid an English hating Labour/SNP government. But lets not imagine them to be Conservative for an instant.

                  UKIP hold more Conservative values. That’s why they get my vote and just as importantly my donations.

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              • Roland Deschain says:

                Essex Man, I’m guessing you’d like the 12% or so who say they’ll vote UKIP to see the light and vote Conservative. Yet you’ve just called most of them barking. Are the Tories after the barking vote now? A classic mistake of the desperate politician, to insult his potential voters.

                I fully get that it isn’t as black and white as many would like to make out. I’d like to vote UKIP but where I am there’s a more important issue, and that’s keeping the SNP out because a large contingent of SNP MPs will drive a further wedge between England and Scotland. Alex Salmond will see to that, either by propping up a Labour government that’s unpopular in England by use of Scottish MPs who have no say on many of the matters they vote on; or by playing the “Tory government that Scots didn’t vote for” card. I don’t want to see Scotland going its separate way, which I consider a worse fate even than Miliband.

                But I’m not sure either that you appreciate just how completely Cameron has pissed off a large part of his natural vote, to the extent that Miliband is not a big enough threat to make them come back to the fold. These people, barking as you call them, figure we’ll just get the same result in the end with the current Tory party, only perhaps a bit slower, and figure it’s as well to take the chance of Miliband crashing and burning then pick up the pieces from there.

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                • Essex Man says:

                  The people who run Ukip are barking , not the potential voters of that party , the spokesmen & women come across as weird .

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                  • I Can See Clearly Now says:

                    The people who run Ukip are barking , not the potential voters of that party , the spokesmen & women come across as weird .

                    Us fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists never notice.

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                • Essex Man says:

                  I would like Scotland to leave ,as this solves ,many problems for England , ridding us of Labour /SNP ,MP`s which would stop Labour from forming a government. The English could look to the North , to see how a sub Marxist country would operate , & constantly remind them of the Evils of Socialism .The MOD made plans years ago to put Trident down near Barrow in Furness ,if Scotland left the UK . I pity the normal Scots stuck up in the new “Peoples Republic” , but you would be immigrants, England would welcome .

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                  • Angrymanupnorth says:

                    ????

                    So you want to break up the Union. But you are going to vote for the Conservative and Unionist Party?

                    ????

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                    • Essex Man says:

                      It actually refers to Northern Ireland , not Scotland ,& I support Scottish Independence , I am not a slave to all their policies , but most Tories would support , getting rid of Scotland. Its Win Win for England .

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                  • I Can See Clearly Now says:

                    The English could look to the North , to see how a sub Marxist country would operate…

                    More likely, the Scots will look to the South to provide jobs and healthcare. Since you want to open the doors to the rest of the world, you can’t deny access to your Scottish neighbours. Can you?

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                    • Essex Man says:

                      The independent Scotland, would get no finance from England & their would be a proper controlled border . I want a proper controlled border with the EU too , & a renegotiation , but all kippers think , a referendum will be a shoo in to leave the EU , it won`t be . But you won`t now get a referendum to after 2020 , as Millipeed /SNP will be in power to then , so no chance .

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          • Geyza says:

            I can reveal what the tory EU referendum plan is.

            Have you noticed that Cameron only ever says “reform THEN referendum?” Without reform, there will be no referendum.

            However, in the very unlikely event of the EU Council of ministers agreeing to reform, this is what will happen to keep us in an unreformed EU, still on course for full EU integration…

            Cameron will bring back a hard won agreement from the council of Ministers for reform. This agreement will be portrayed by the tories and all the establishment media, the establishment politicians, the Corporate world, Charities, NGOs, Unions, CBI, IoD etc. as being the best we could hope for and that it will be insane and suicidal to reject it. The BBC will be making out that rejecting such a deal would be catastrophic and only insane people would reject it.

            After a tsunami of pro EU propaganda we would have the referendum, with children and EU migrants getting a say. Polls show that people overwhelmingly support a reduction in EU power over us. Most people want to stay in a vastly reformed EU, Or leave an unreformed EU on course to full integration. The media will create the perception that we will be getting a vastly reformed EU.

            We will then vote to accept the reform. That means voting IN.

            The massively under-reported and glossed-over fact will be that this reform will NOT have been ratified EU wide at the time of the referendum.

            This is crucial because of what happens next.

            As this reform is put before other EU leader’s parliaments, it will be rejected by some, if not most, of them.

            So we will never actually get the reforms we vote for.

            The important thing that the establishment will see is that we overwhelmingly voted to stay IN the EU, and without reform, we will be trapped in an EU on course to ever closer union.

            That is your classic bait and switch. We vote for reform and are stuck with integration.

            That is why UKIP are the only party genuinely and sincerely wanting to get us out of the EU with an honest all the way in or all the way out referendum.

            If you want to leave the EU, do not be taken in by the tory “bait and switch” con on the EU. Vote UKIP.

            Cameron’s tories will never lead us out of the EU.

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        • Cockney says:

          Won’t 16 and 17 year olds have more riding on an EU vote than 60 and 70 year olds?

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          • Maturecheese says:

            You can’t seriously believe that 16 and 17 year olds should get the vote? Suffrage has already been watered down to ridiculous levels and this would make voting even more pointless. Totally universal suffrage does not get you good governments, in my view.

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            • mandelson says:

              Apparently they are old enough to die in some flyblown hell hole at 16 and also old enough to be sodomised.

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              • 60022Mallard says:

                “…and also old enough to be sodomised.”

                A stranger off the street yes, but not by someone in a position of influence over them!

                They law says that they are seemingly susceptible to persuasion by people known to them and cannot cope with that.

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          • Demon says:

            I think the minimum voting age should be raised to 20, or maybe 22. Time for some of the school and uni. indoctrination to wear off.

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      • dave s says:

        My bookmaker is solid for no overall majority. He has never called it wrong. No real weight of money as yet but Cameron or Millipede? Odds are short on both.

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        • Essex Man says:

          Millipeed won`t win , but Alex Salmond will , come to the rescue . Millipeed will be PM , Farage will resign as kipper in chief, as he won`t win his seat.

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          • G.W.F. says:

            Essex Man, I wish to hell you are wrong. But I fear your prediction is correct.
            Add to this. Seven parties feature in tomorrows debate. Six are pro Islamisation of one sort or another and UKIP are too scared to openly confront the problem

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        • Merched Becca says:

          As I and Al Beeb stated yesterday, ‘the smallest parties could hold the balance of power’ .
          So all the more reason to vote UKIP!

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          • Richard Pinder says:

            My Tory MP has been known to oppose a referendum, and was also on the Climate Change bandwagon. The LibDems came second last time, and being a prosperous nice area with a high concentration of decent intelligent indigenous people from the high end of meritocratic employment. Both Labour and now the LibDems have no hope. So it looks as if the main challenger to the Tory, is UKIP. So a combination of LibLab votes for the best hope of keeping the Tory out, combined with intelligent patriotic Tories. Should be the best prospect of getting rid of our Local Careerist Establishment Zombie.

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            • 60022Mallard says:

              Expect to wake up with a Labour government and quite possibly M.P. on May 8th!

              It is very disappointing that many on here do not understand the principle of the electoral system is that, unlike in the European elections, you are voting to elect an individual to represent you. If he changes party that is not a problem.

              It is only relatively recently that the name of the candidates’ party has been added to the voting paper to presumably assist those who cannot remember the name of the person they want to vote for.

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  6. Peter Davies says:

    Hello, first time comment here. Did anyone else see UKIP spokeswoman on BBC3 ‘youth’ programme ‘Free Speech’ ? I noted a few things:
    1. The personal hostility of the two presenters to her was palpable, comments like ‘we get the point, you think you are hard done by’ when she was describing media bias – they were acting as cheerleaders for the youth crowd.
    2. I’m 53 and I didn’t realize how much I HATE young people now. Or at least these entitled, middle-class student-type young people. At one point one of them said ‘we are all getting poorer…..well maybe apart from some OLD people!’ Seriously, what a little c**t. They actually hate old people, they see their livelihoods as being stolen by old people who are doing nothing more than living their last years in (relative) comfort, having worked all their lives. Why don’t these narcissistic little toads go and work and have some respect for people that have seen and experienced a lot more than they have? Oh sorry…I forgot…..any experiences prior to the 21st century would just be ones of rampant racism, misogyny and homophobia so they count for nothing and the sooner those of us that can remember 1970 die the better….right?
    3. Sadly I didn’t think Diane James (UKIP) performed well. She was too apologetic. They just kept asking her ‘why is your party so racist’ and she kept saying ‘we are trying to weed the racists out’. I learned from seeing her, that you can’t fight battles on the enemy’s terms. She should have asked the middle-class black girls with nice clothes and posh accents – what oppression do you experience? What opportunities does a white person get that you don’t? Why is wanting to give a job to you rather than someone that doesn’t live here ‘racist’? Show me an example where a woman or a black person is denied employment on the grounds of sex or race?
    This is 2015 not 1965 – these kids have NO barriers to their progress other than the ones we all face – the economy, opportunities etc. There is NO legal barrier to blacks, women, gays or anyone else progressing in the workplace. Yet they still whine on as if they are hard done by.
    And the BBC with programs like ‘Free Speech’ (ha ha) just egg them on and indulges this childish, unwarranted ‘victim’ mentality.
    Thanks for letting me get that off my chest! Great website by the way.

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    • Geoff says:

      Welcome and well said. UKIP are always onto a loser with any ‘audience’ based ‘discussion’ from the bBC, as soon as it was announced it was from the East End of London it was game set and match.

      No wonder Farage couldn’t be bothered, although I thought Diane James did a better than expected job.

      What really pissed me off was the relentless whooping and clapping of the loaded questions more so than the answers given. If this lot of immature mostly non indigenous students are over 18, what hope have we got if TPTB give the vote to 16 year olds?

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      • Peter Davies says:

        Thanks Geoff for the reply. My only contention would be where you said ‘non-indigenous’. In my eyes, if you’re black and born here, you’re indigenous. My beef with them is that they have all the trappings of an advanced society available to them (unlike their forebears) yet they continue to protest ‘discrimination’.

        As I said, I have not seen ANY evidence that blacks, women, gays or any other group are discriminated against in employment, and indeed it would be illegal to do so. Quite right. The race-discrimination laws that UKIP are against are those created by lawyers, seeking ‘equality of outcome’ rather than ‘equality of opportunity’. For today’s black British students, such as were on the BBC3 programme, equality of opportunity is completely available. And equal opportunity is what Martin Luther King advocated. So why are they still complaining?

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        • Techno says:

          I think some of the complaints against older people are justified. They had free university education. Their homes only cost three times the average wage of one earner rather than seven times the earnings of two people. They always got a good return on their savings. And older people did not have to compete for work so much with a completely “free market” in immigration.

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          • John says:

            Rubbish. When we bought our first home in 1969 it cost £6750 and my salary was £850 per year. We had to save up and the house though new had none of the fittings which today are standard. Also our mortgage interest rate was never less than 10 percent and reached 16 percent at one time.

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            • 60022Mallard says:

              ” Also our mortgage interest rate was never less than 10 percent and reached 16 percent at one time.”

              Go back and check the tax relief you were getting at the time. When income tax was about 35% the government was susidising your house purchase enormously.

              You were a mug at the time if you were not borrowing to buy with a subsidy like that. Wages were rising at a similar rate to what you quote and within a year or two the monthly outgoing as a %age of pay fell rapidly. You also got tax relief on any endowment.

              I know because I bought my house in those times and realise how lucky we were compared with youngsters today. No tax relief, and very small pay rises. A big monthly payment remains a large %age of outgoings for a long while.

              The baby boomers have had a good life in general, much of it bought by governments borrowing to spend rather than taxing them for the income.

              And now as pensioners you want to keep having it all paid for by a generation who are going to struggle to pay your bills.

              I will not expect many likes, but most people are reluctant to face up to the truth and suspect many posters on here are sitting comfortably in their heavily subsidised “castle”.

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          • Peter Davies says:

            And so they should be punished for that? And made to live in poverty so we can give all the hand-outs to entitled, able-bodied youngsters?

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            • Merched Becca says:

              We did not go to university to get stupid and useless ‘mickey mouse’ degrees. No, we had to get work as soon as we left school at 16 and earn a living and a ‘degree’ in the ‘University of Life’.

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        • Geoff says:

          So why are they still complaining?

          Probably because they don’t see themselves as indigenous!

          Workplace discrimination does exist but that would be in the form of positive discrimination, a subject that is contentious as we saw on last nights program.

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          • David Brims says:

            Diane Abbott born in Britain, on her Twiiter page she wrote ” We shouldn’t play the White mans game.”

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            • David Brims says:

              When Liberals / useful idiots and effniks gush about diversity and multiculturalism, what they really mean is, no white people, that’s the end destination.

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        • Anne says:

          “In my eyes, if you’re black and born here, you’re indigenous.”

          On that basis, Cliff Richard is Indian. Never heard him described as such though.

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          • David Brims says:

            Joanna Lumley and Spike Milligan also born in India, not ethnic Indians. Golf commentator Peter Alliss born in Berlin, never described as a German.

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          • Michele says:

            “In my eyes, if you’re black and born here, you’re indigenous.” – so, do we take it that in your eyes if you’re white and born here, you’re not?

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            • But Labour says... says:

              Well that’s what they’re trying to achieve. Nearly there…..

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        • G.W.F. says:

          Peter Davies, I applaud what you are saying. Having been through the US Civil Rights movement, with dogs, hosepipes, and bombs used against black folk who wanted equality, with white people, and blacks who marched with Martin Luther King under the US flag, I am amazed at the current outcry against racism, which is used as an alternative to rational argument. I see celebrities and politicians, posing as moral heroes, from Gary Linneker to Diane Abbot to the Brighton Pixie holding their Stand Up To Racism cards, as if they faced retaliation for doing so. It’s that kind of popular minimal moral virtue, which although insignificant, has been whipped up by the BBC and media. I am reminded of the philosopher Hegel who brought Heine back to Earth asking him whether he expected a reward for not poisoning his mother and sister.
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    • Angrymanupnorth says:

      Well said Peter.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Yes, the demographic of the audience was young Londoners, of the selfish middle class layabout student type. So the least likely demographic to vote anything other than Socialist Worker, Labour or Green.

      As usual, these people where hypocrites obsessed with race. But I thought that she missed an opportunity to humiliate one of the lefty questioners by revealing his hypocrisy.

      Both she and Farage speak German, so she missed an opportunity to answer the question in German, such as “Nigel is an Englishman of French heritage, who is married to a German, and who can speak German and lives and works in a multilingual environment, so maybe that’s why someone like that would regard a multilingual train journey, as too much”.

      Saying that in German, to a questioner who cannot speak any other language other than English, in an hour long BBC program broadcast entirely in English, should have caused Politically Correct embarrassment for the Lefties.

      Either that, or insane hysterical laughter, caused by confusion of the left-wing mind.

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      • But Labour says... says:

        I notice that although Diane James got polite applause at the end of some of her comments, the replies by some of the audience were met with the usual lefty whoops, cheers and screams. Isn’t it about time the BBC come up with evidence of how they allegedly balance the audience because there is no way on earth was last night’s audience politically balanced.

        From the questions and follow-up questions, I suspect every single one of those youngsters asking the questions has been through intensive media training before hand. I wonder if they had hidden earpieces to a Labour stooge backstage who could feed them a follow-up point or question.

        As for the host, he wouldn’t let Diane repeat a valid point, but happily let the audience repeat the ‘UKIP are racist’ point many times.

        Also, of the tweets/emails read out none seem to support UKIP, unless I missed one, maybe they threw in a token pro-UKIP one so as to claim “balance”? Of course they control which ones will be read out and which ones to ignore and we the BBC Telly Tax Payer have no way of knowing the true picture.

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  7. David Brims says:

    Contrast and compare, Tony Hall gets a threatening email from abroad, police give him round the clock 24 hour protection.

    Nigel Farage gets hounded, chased from pillar to post by UAF, hope not hate, SWP thugs but the pressitudes in the corporate media spin it as a bit of a laugh and well Nigel probably likes the attention.

    And they say we live in a democracy ?

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Well said. Why does Hall get protection from what are obviously ‘joke threats’, but Farage, leader of a party that will get at least a million votes probably double that, is hounded daily and seems to get no protection whatsoever?

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      • Guest Who says:

        Clearly no joke, but the (over) reaction by BBC PR to milk the situation has been.

        I wait intrigued to see at what point the ‘threat’ is deemed to have passed along with this daft spectacle of the DG dashing from a BBC version of The Beast to BBC Force one surrounded by fit young men clearly exciting the top floor market rates.

        Maybe Danny Cohen can insist on an all female squad a la Gaddafi? Can just see him striding down the corridor flanked by Kirsty, Emily, etc all in sunnies.

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  8. John Anderson says:

    The Thursday line-up has set rules about the order in which the parties answer each question. Turn and turnabout.

    For the final question, Cameron is allocated to give the last answer. BUT – the last answer but one is allocated to Farage. I am sure he will use that opportunity well, to castigate all the “old” parties and get one final sharp dig into Cameron.

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  9. George R says:

    BBC-NUJ and Ken LOACH seem to have a politically symbiotic relationship which suits both parts of their coalition, licence-tax financed.

    “Election 2015: Ken Loach launches ‘radical’ Left Unity manifesto”

    By Nick Eardley
    BBC News.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32128790

    The friendly tone of the piece immediately indicates a ‘far left’ party, not the hostility which UKIP gets.

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  10. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    Darren McCaffrey on Sky News is excited over getting Patrick O’Flynn to say that the EU is ‘brainwashing’ the young.

    Speaking at a Westminster briefing, Mr O’Flynn and deputy chairman Suzanne Evans said young people were more likely to vote in favour of Britain’s continued membership of the EU.

    Ms Evans said the pro-EU propaganda for children was in “everything there from colouring-in books on the Common Agricultural Policy for primary school children right up to research projects at university level”.

    “The amount of money that the EU is putting into this propaganda and throughout the entire education system is enormous.”

    Asked if it was brainwashing, Mr O’Flynn said: “I think it’s not a million miles away. It’s certainly designed to catch people young and feed them propaganda and a very partial view which you know just speaks up to the EU being an unalloyed good thing that we couldn’t possibly do without.”

    He added: “It is an emotive term but I wouldn’t demur from the description of brainwashing.”

    UKIP: Pro-EU Colouring Books ‘Brainwash’ Kids

    These weird UKIP leaders really have some outlandish ideas!

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    • Maturecheese says:

      I know, as if the EU would stoop to dirty tricks, perish the thought.

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  11. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    The Beeb bias against UKIP is off the scale. Yesterday UKIP unveiled an immigration poster. Midday it wasn’t mentioned. By the Ten News it got a quick mention followed by ‘The Conservatives say UKIP immigration policy is in chaos’. All day today the Beeb are using throwaway lines from Farage/Woolfe/Flynn/etc. to pretend there is confusion about a cap. Of course, there is no confusion. They want it back to the levels we had before the Labour plan to ‘rub the rights’ nose in it.’ Thirty/forty/fifty thousand. Who cares the exact figure. Why try to fix it precisely? Compared to three hundred thousand…. But they’ve hammered it all day today. We can’t say UKIP are not getting ‘coverage’. Even Brillo was at it. Some pundit did acknowledge that UKIP supporters probably didn’t care. But they’re starved of publicity for real policies. The Beeb are deceitful scum.

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    • I Can See Clearly Now says:

      Wonders never cease! The brief coverage of UKIP’s immigration policy on Ten News was much fairer. Basically ‘UKIP wont set a cap, but Nigel Farage is thinking 15,000 – 50,000.’ Fair enough – that sounds about right.

      Something happened during the day to get from ‘chaos’ to this. I’d guess UKIP bigwigs have ‘made representations’.

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      • I Can See Clearly Now says:

        Couldn’t last. Posters here report that Sarah Montague was at it again on Today and I saw Norman ‘Labour Says’ Smith stirring on the News Channel. It’s interesting – the argument is so contrived that voters may see through the deceit and have sympathy with Farage.

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  12. Sidleybird says:

    I try to avoid the BBC whenever possible, but today, whilst driving, I was switching between radio stations and it soon became blindingly obvious that, whether it’s Radio 2, Radio 4 or 5Live, the BBC is one long dawn to dusk Labour Party broadcast. So, no change there then. Must remember to take some CDs with me from now on.

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  13. Sinniberg says:

    The mainstream media and political parties just don’t get it.

    They are, as Nigel Farage perfectly describes, the “establishment” and what we’ve seen in three days is the same old boring, bland, point-scoring tripe that they’ve been feeding us for years and which we’ll see from now on in. Nothing changes……..

    My guess is UKIP are playing a cool game by holding back and giving them enough rope that they’ll just end up hanging themselves.

    What was that famous old quote?.

    Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

    The Leaders’ debate will hopefully be the first sting…..

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  14. I Can See Clearly Now says:

    DEBATE: Host Julie Etchingham’s 2007 gaffe:

    Sky News presenter Julie Etchingham returned to work today after her embarrassing on-air gaffe.

    Yesterday she did not realise her microphone was still on when she joked during a David Cameron speech that Conservatives favoured a policy of “extermination” on immigration.

    Embarrassed bosses at Sky News, which 37-year-old Miss Etchingham leaves in a matter of weeks to join ITV, apologised over the incident yesterday, describing it as “regrettable”.

    Sky News host back at work after embarrassing on-air immigrant ‘extermination’ gaffe

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