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pampango

(24,692 posts)
Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:25 PM Feb 2015

UKIP (the UK's tea party) posts EU flag with a swastika on Facebook

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UKIP’s Newport branch has been slammed for posting a graphic on Facebook linking a swastika with the EU and the three mainstream parties.

In a picture similar to the Dad’s Army credits, UKIP is shown defending Britain from Labour, the Tories, the Lib Dems, and the EU, who are shown with the Nazi symbol.

Jess Morden, Labour MP for Newport East said: “For UKIP to use a Nazi symbol on a graphic is simply abhorrent. Just a fortnight ago, the local UKIP candidate was removed following publication in the media of his support for the far right BNP and EDL. It is clear that a dangerous extremist bloc within UKIP are becoming more prominent. UKIP need to take action.”

Paul Halliday, Lib Dem candidate for Newport East, said: “To somehow equate the other parties with Nazism and to say that Europe is Nazism is naive, distasteful and downright disgusting. One of the great things about the EU is the peace it has brought to Europe for so long.

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11807949.UKIP_s_Newport_branch_posts_graphic_with_swastika_on_Facebook/

So the far-right party uses a Nazi symbol to represent the non-far right parties. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Not that anyone ever accused the far-right of being committed to making sense.
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UKIP (the UK's tea party) posts EU flag with a swastika on Facebook (Original Post) pampango Feb 2015 OP
This is what they're referring to: Ron Obvious Feb 2015 #1
To be honest... T_i_B Feb 2015 #2
UKIP call themselves Eurosceptic but are really Europaranoid. LeftishBrit Feb 2015 #3
 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
1. This is what they're referring to:
Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:43 PM
Feb 2015

The theme to Dad's army, one of the best British sitcoms of all time.

T_i_B

(14,730 posts)
2. To be honest...
Sat Feb 21, 2015, 05:04 AM
Feb 2015

...that's fairly routine stuff from UKIP. Although usually it's constant use of the term "EUSSR"

UKIP became the party for people who might have been slightly bigoted but didn't want to be associated with the Mosleyite traitors of the BNP. However, a lot of the old BNP supporters have moved towards UKIP as a more effective vehicle for Mosleyite politics.

LeftishBrit

(41,168 posts)
3. UKIP call themselves Eurosceptic but are really Europaranoid.
Sat Feb 21, 2015, 05:27 PM
Feb 2015

Not that this stops them from wanting to become members of the Europaean Parliament and ride the gravy train.

They are also nutty with regard to domestic politics; basically British teabaggers. Their supporters and candidates include far-right ex-Tories who think the party is down the drain since Maggie lost the leadership; racists who would vote BNP, if the BNP were slightly more respectable-seeming and not currently imploding into vicious leadership battles; and plain loonies. Many of the candidates are poorly chosen and have an amazing capacity for jaw-dropping and career-damaging outbursts about race, gender, sexuality (e.g. last year's floods were God's punishment to the UK for allowing same-sex marriage); etc. I believe that the American term for the phenomenon is 'Macaca moments'. Very common in UKIP!

Not to mention my former MEP who got six months for fairly major benefit fraud, and continued shamelessly to draw his MEP salary while 'inside'.

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