Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Nigel Farage on top form

From the BBC:

Nigel Farage says he is "really rather bored" with the media's "obsession" that depicts UKIP as a racist party.

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna told the Independent on Sunday that a "virus of racism" runs through UKIP. But Mr Farage described the claim as "complete and utter rubbish".

Farage then sort of proves Umunna's point by quoting Hitler*:

He said the Labour votes in the north of England were "incredibly soft", like a "rotten window frame" that if UKIP pushed, would collapse.

* The original quote was of course “You have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.”


Bayard said...

Does quoting a racist on a subject other than race make you a racist?

Help! if so, then quoting David Cameron makes me a Tory.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, not necessarily, and personally I would give Farage the benefit of the doubt. But in a world where politicians are supposed to choose their words carefully, quoting Hitler was a bit naff.

Bayard said...

I'm not sure NF cares about naff.