UKIP aren’t popular in Scotland and they may as well not bother visiting. Their performance in recent elections there has been woeful. In the last Holyrood elections, UKIP polled less than 1%. Clearly the Scottish people can see through UKIP… unlike those English people who turned out to put an “X” next to the name of some local crypto-Falangist in Rotherham. Shame on you, England! Shame on you, Rotherham!
Yesterday, the party leader, Nigel ‘The Spiv’ Farage, was campaigning on behalf of his candidate in the Aberdeen Donside by-election, when he was forced to seek shelter in the Canon Gait pub. Here’s the video.
This video clip is better.
Naturally, it fell to UKIP’s media spin artists to talk down the Scots’ distaste for far-right politics by turning this into a story about “nasty Lefties” versus “Our Nige”. Michael Heaver, writing for the Daily Telegraph tells us,
The far Left sank to new depths today by hounding Nigel Farage in Edinburgh today as he attended the launch of Ukip’s by-election campaign for Aberdeen Donside.
The “far Left”? Laughable The Scots don’t have time for UKIP, Farage and their shenanigans. The far-right have always done badly in Scotland; have a look at the BNP’s polling figures if you don’t believe me. This is a country where even the Tories are thin on the ground. That should tell Heaver something, but he isn’t having it.
After all, this is a rare politician who is all too happy to welcome even those hostile towards him into public meetings, so they can make their points in a controlled manner that allows room for sensible democratic debate. Those who hate Farage can say why – and he will give them the courtesy of a response. Not all politicians do that; he should be respected for it.
Heaver is delusional. He thinks Farage’s ‘bloke down the pub” schtick is a vote winner north of the border. The Scots aren’t fooled by it. In in the following paragraph he heaps delusion upon delusion. It’s bloody embarrassing.
None of this would have happened if the far Left wasn’t so rattled. Their candidates usually finish nowhere – while Ukip are on the march in working-class areas, as we saw in South Shields. Why? Because Farage actually addresses the hopes and aspirations of working people who are feeling the economic squeeze harder than ever, thanks partly to open-door immigration. The far Left prefer to scream about their latest model for economic suicide.
Heaver tries to comfort himself with his party’s second place showing in South Shields but he still can’t explain why UKIP does so badly in Scotland. Notice how he says, “Farage actually addresses the hopes and aspirations of working people”. Hilarious. Furthemore, it isn’t the “Left” who are rattled, it’s their ideological brethren, the Tories, who are rattled.
It should surprise no one that Heaver describes himself as a “political commentator who campaigns for UKIP”.
After cowering in the Canon Gait, Farage was whisked off in a police van. I would have preferred to have seen him packed off in a prison van and sent to HMP Shotts quite frankly.
One Kipper who ought to be in Shotts is someone who calls himself “BHAFC Patriot” (@lawrenceV) who tweeted this. Hat tip, Still Laughing at UKIP (SLATUKIP) on Facebook for this.
This is a worrying sign: a Kipper calling for some form of paramilitary protection for Farage and his gang. It sort of reminds me of the Brownshirts. The account has been mysteriously suspended.
On the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland, Farage tried to spin this incident as “anti-Englishness” but comes unstuck when the interviewer drills into his feeble argument. He refers to the protesters as “fascists”. That’s rich coming from a Falangist. No? You can listen to the interview here. Farage hangs up when the questions get too uncomfortable.
Finally, here’s why UKIP will never do well in Scotland. Again, hat-tip to the SLATUKIP Facebook page. These are tweets from Ron Northcott, a UKIP candidate.
Nice people, eh? By a strange coincidence, Northcott’s tweets have also disappeared. He claims that he’s been “hacked”. Yeah, sure you were [rolls eyes].