Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Latest UKIP scandal - disgusting views and appalling sweary drivel from UKIP's Norwich North candidate

Seen the bit at the bottom, here?
This is really shocking. Tingle scored UKIP's highest ever vote for Westminster, last year. This is the kind of person that one is voting for, if one votes UKIP. This is the kind of person their MEPs are, and the kind of person their MPs would be if (God forbid) they were ever to get any elected. Virtually everything he says is either a disgrace or factually-false. He's condemned by his own words as a climate-denying, xenophobic, anti-poor, war-mongering, scare-mongering bigot (Yes, the word this time is well-deserved).
Jess Goldfinch, my successor as the Green Party candidate in Norwich North, comes out of the survey very very well by comparison, obviously!
Having written these things, frankly, Tingle should stand down. There is no place in a civilised society for such a candidate for public office.
Here's the way the story has entered the media so far:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/england/8660823.stm
http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/election-2010/general-election/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Elec2010Main&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=Elec2010Main&itemid=NOED04%20May%202010%2018%3A55%3A24%3A120
Notice that his remark about Afghanistan was so bad that they do not even want to quote it in the media. But you can see it on 'enemies of reason', above.
It's good that Tingle has apologised. But I don't see how there can be any excuse for these kinds of remarks. Other candidates for other Parties have stood down during this election campaign, for lesser crimes. Tingle should go, over this.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty indefensible. The media focus IS a joke - on the BBC they quote the Christian party saying the bad language is unacceptable. So I suppose pre-emptive mass murder is OK in comparison? Totally absurd.

I hate to support anything David Cameron says, but he was on the money when he said UKIP were closet racists. It wasn't that long ago when Kilroy got into trouble for his Limb Amputators comments.

Let's hope the Greens do better in the polls, but with the public largely being superficial, shallow and dense, I wouldn't be surprised if the Tories clinch victory tomorrow.

5 May 2010 at 22:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is - Who's left to stand up for democratic accountability? By supporting the EU, the Green party acts as a buttress to a corrupt and flawed state. I do so hope the Green party would support democratic accountability. If they did, they might be surprised to fimd more people voting for them. JW (Norwich)

6 May 2010 at 13:00  

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Seen the bit at the bottom, here?
http://enemiesofreason.co.uk/2010/05/04/the-search-for-a-banana-skin/
This is really shocking. Tingle scored UKIP's highest ever vote for Westminster, last year. This is the kind of person that one is voting for, if one votes UKIP. This is the kind of person their MEPs are, and the kind of person their MPs would be if (God forbid) they were ever to get any elected. Virtually everything he says is either a disgrace or factually-false. He's condemned by his own words as a climate-denying, xenophobic, anti-poor, war-mongering, scare-mongering bigot (Yes, the word this time is well-deserved).
Jess Goldfinch, my successor as the Green Party candidate in Norwich North, comes out of the survey very very well by comparison, obviously!
Having written these things, frankly, Tingle should stand down. There is no place in a civilised society for such a candidate for public office.
Here's the way the story has entered the media so far:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/england/8660823.stm
http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/news/election-2010/general-election/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Elec2010Main&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=Elec2010Main&itemid=NOED04%20May%202010%2018%3A55%3A24%3A120
Notice that his remark about Afghanistan was so bad that they do not even want to quote it in the media. But you can see it on 'enemies of reason', above.
It's good that Tingle has apologised. But I don't see how there can be any excuse for these kinds of remarks. Other candidates for other Parties have stood down during this election campaign, for lesser crimes. Tingle should go, over this.

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