Nigel Farage comes under attack from all quarters
Yesterday, Nigel Farage came under attack from a bunch of yobs whilst visiting Edinburgh to support one of his candidates, Otto Inglis, who is standing in a by-election.
As demonstrators shouted “racist” and “scum” at him, Mr Farage was forced into a pub upon police guidance. The building was barricaded until officers decided to assist Mr Farage escape in a riot van. In typically ebullient form, the UKIP leader quipped:
“It was slightly an odd experience being locked in a pub for me”.
In recent days, Farage and his party have also been attacked by Sir Christopher Meyer, a former ambassador to the United States (known now for little more than loving the sound of his own tiresome voice), who stupidly compared the politician to Ross Perot and also by the leftie journalist Yasmin Alibhai Brown (whose views make Lenin’s seem right of centre). In an article for The Independent, she stated:
“The ugly truth is that Farage and his gang are encouraging the hatred of the outsider, blaming them for all ills, just as the BNP and NF did in their time… Think and be afraid, very afraid… People attached to this party are xenophobic and deeply reactionary”.
Nigel Farage and UKIP are becoming more and more popular because people in this country have tired of the traditional political model. Naturally, therefore, the fact that he has struck a chord that has resulted in envy from all quarters.
Instead of belittling it and accusing it of extremism, it is time to accept UKIP for what it is. The so-called “mainstream” need to wake up and realise that there is now a fourth force in British politics.
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