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Godfrey Bloom, UKIP member of the European Parliament (there's a dialectical proposition if ever I heard one), has said how unhappy he is about so much foreign aid going to "Bongo Bongo Land".

He has subsequently expressed regret over the remark.  As always, with the British, the crime is in getting caught.

Godfrey Bloom, MEP (UKIP): racist pillock


But he shouldn't regret saying "Bongo Bongo Land".  He really shouldn't.  That was at least honest, even if it did sound like the kind of thing Richie from Bottom used to say.  It was a sincere little window into the real heart of UKIP's tweedy fascism.

What Bloom should regret is being a fucking racist pillock.

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Matthew Celestis 3 years, 7 months ago

UKIP people are bloody irritating. I'm glad at least even Farage had the sense to pull him up on it.

I must admit though, that I am getting uncomfortable with the way many Left-wing people are talking about UKIP using similar language to how the BNP have been described. I think it's really important that groups like the BNP and the EDL are confronted and I don't think lumping the UKIP together with them helps identify the destructive racism of those groups.

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Jack Graham 3 years, 7 months ago

I'd point out that UKIP has more than its fair share of people like Holocaust-deniers, and provides a centre of gravity around which various strands of the non-centre Right can congeal in the wake of the disintegration of the BNP. UKIP is quite consciously a sinkhole for ex-BNPers through to disaffected ex-Tory far-Righters. The leadership may scrabble around trying to defuse the little scandals that ensue when their feral membership say extreme things, thus portraying the party as a mainstream party with a few nutters on the fringes... but it's still a poujadist rabble which, with its reasonably broad church of middle-class / petit bourgeois malcontents, looks like a more viable spingboard of any potential mass British fascism than the BNP or EDL (loathsome and dangerous though they still are).

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