Andrew Lovie, a former secretary of the Aberdeen branch of Ukip, posted a series of vile racist and homophobic rants on a white supremacist website
Ukip leader Nigel Farage proudly poses with a party activist who leads a double life as an open neo-Nazi.
Andrew Lovie, 51, a former secretary of the Aberdeen branch of Ukip, posted a series of vile racist and homophobic rants on a white supremacist website.
Writing on the far right Stormfront forum – which calls itself the “Voice of the new embattled White minority” – he said he looked forward to a “white future” and recommended Holocaust denial groups.
Lovie was photographed with Mr Farage at an event two years ago.
But the activist’s behaviour is an embarrassment for his leader, who has reportedly been courting Jewish businessmen ahead of the election.
Last week he attacked politicians for not standing up for Jews.
Speaking at a Ukip “Friends of Israel” event in Westminster he accused the Government of being “always frightened to say something for fear of causing offence”.
But Lovie, a frequent contributor on the Stormfront forum, has made no secret of his own attitudes.
In one posting, he attempts to play down Nazi war atrocities writing: “Amazing, isn’t it, how the documented murder of seven million Europeans counts for nothing against the ‘Jewish holocaust’ with the Zionists.”
He added: “This is a book you will read and re-read.
“There are a handful of books that have changed my attitude to life, and this is one of them.”
He also praises Holocaust denier David Duke’s My Awakening book about anti-semitic theories and calls his internet radio broadcasts “a breath of fresh air for those people of European ancestry”.
In another post he calls voting a privilege not a right, and says “practising homosexuals” should not take part in ballots.
On his weekly LBC radio phone-in on Friday, Mr Farage blamed Muslims for what he described as a “sharp rise in anti-semitism” in Britain and Europe.
In response to Andy Lovie’s postings a Ukip spokesman said: “Ukip has a categorical and long-standing position on membership of extremist organisations.
“If anyone in party is a member of such organisations then we will take the necessary action to remove them from Ukip.”
Of all the people involved with UKIP, one person has constantly been at the front of the queue when it comes to scandal and controversy.
Godfrey Bloom, The Ex UKIP MEP became a household name after stories such as “Bongo Bongo Land” and “The Sluts Row” hit national headlines.
Some of the more gullible UKIP members would label Bloom as ” A loveable rogue”. It’s not a term I would use.
Now that Bloom is no longer on the UKIP gravy time, he has to find activities to fill his diary and it looks like he has found a suitable one for the middle of October.
Godfrey Bloom is to be a guest speaker at a Traditional Britain Group conference held in London on October 18th. The fact Bloom is speaking at the event is controversial enough, however Bloom will be sharing a platform with a collection of far right politicians.
Whilst Bloom name does not appear on the original TBG flyer, their website and Facebook page confirm Bloom is a late addition to the roster.
The Traditional Britain Group is a tiny right wing campaign group that has some links to the Ultra right wing of the Conservative Party.
The man who stands at the helm of the TBG is the controversial Gregory Lauder Frost.
Lauder-Frost is a former BNP member and was previously a member of the Conservative Party’s Monday Club as well as the Western Goals Institute. He believes that the UK was wrong when it declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939 because the Nazis had no quarrel with our country.
He also believes that the Nuremburg trials where a “farce… without an ounce of legitimacy” and defended the Luftwaffe’s bombardment of Coventry, saying: “Britain had all its small arms and tanks manufactured at Coventry. If you did not want to be bombed you should not have declared war on a country who had no quarrel with you.”
Lauder-Frost was jailed for two years in 1992 for embezzling money from his employers, the Riverside health authority. The court heard he had channelled money into extreme right-wing political causes. It also emerged at the end of the trial that he was implicated in attempts to sell Russian arms to US based far right groups.
The Traditional Britain Group was criticized for overt and disgusting racism after they called for the Labour peer Doreen Lawrence and millions of ethnic-minority Britons to “return to their natural homelands”. Lauder-Frost said of Doreen Lawrence “: “We do not feel there is any merit in raising such a person to the peerage. She’s a complete nobody. She’s just a campaigner about her son’s murder. It’s ridiculous. She has made countless anti-English comments over the last 10 years. She’s no friend of the English people.”
He continued “This woman has done the British nation no favours whatsoever. If these people don’t like us and want to keep attacking us they should go back to their natural homelands.”
Sharing a platform alongside Bloom and Lauder-Frost is the former Croatian diplomat Dr Tomislav Sunic, who has regularly addressed racist gatherings in America and Europe.
In August 2003, Sunic gave a lecture alongside the far-rightist ex-lawyer Horst Mahler, currently serving a prison sentence in Germany for Holocaust denial, at a conference sponsored by Germany’s nationalist far-right party, the National Democratic Party.
Sunic spoke at the BNP conference in 2013 and has also addressed several meetings of the National Front including its 45th Anniversary meeting in 2012 and a meeting in Bradford in 2009.
The Croat sits on the board of the American white nationalist political party American Freedom Party (AFP) and is the author of the vile anti-Semitic book, Homo Americanus.
Also listed to speak is a name familiar to Hope not hate readers, Paul Weston, chairman of the miniscule Liberty GB party.
Weston was previously better known as the chairman of the now defunct British Freedom Party, the political wing of the thuggish English Defence League.
Paul Weston is a regular blogger for the “counter-jihadist” anti-Islamic website Gates of Vienna. Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik took inspiration from the website and Weston’s articles claiming that there is a “civil war” brewing in Europe with Islam. When questioned in 2012 Weston admitted that the articles may well have inspired Breivik.
The far right barrister Adrian Davies has spoken at TBG gatherings before and will be again later this month, indeed he spoke at their re-launch meeting in 2010, alongside controversial racist lecturer Dr Frank Ellis.
Davies unsuccessfully represented the Holocaust denier David Irving at the Court of Appeal in 2001 after Irving had failed in a libel action against Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books.
Previously chairman of the now-defunct far right Freedom Party, Davies is also linked to the BNP and is a regular speaker at meetings of the far right “New Right”. He was one of the founders of the far right farce that was The British Democratic Party.
Godfrey Bloom is still very much a member of UKIP and is very popular in the party, particularly in his old European region of Yorkshire & Humber where he very close to newly elected MEP’s Jane Collins & Mike Hookem. In fact there are a large number of UKIP members in the region who would like to see him back in the forefront of the xenophobic party.
Only time will tell.
A UKIP MEP apologised last night for retweeting a link to a virulently anti-Semitic blog after her party had initially mounted an extraordinary defence of the politician.
Jane Collins, who was elected this year to represent Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, posted a link to a page of an extremist blog attacking Labour’s deputy leader Harriett Harman over allegations an organisation she once worked for had links to paedophile rights campaigners. The opening sentence referred to the politician as a “Jewess” – which she is not.
Featured elsewhere on the blog are vehrmently anti-Semitic posts including one entitled ‘Book review: Jewish supremicism by Dr David Duke’. Another post called ‘Holocaust or Holohoax? 21 amazing facts’ is featured in a list of the site’s most popular posts. Although the UKIP MEP did not retweet any of theses pages, the list is clearly visible alongside every post on the website.
After Jewish News repeatedly pressed the party – which is expected to secure its first seat in the House of Commons in tomorrow’s Clacton by-election – Collins deleted the Tweet and subsequently apologised. “I have deleted my retweet after seeing how vile the cigpapers blog it linked to is. Sorry to have caused offence to the Jewish community,” she wrote on the microgging site. The retweet had remained on her account for three days and for around 24 hours after this paper brought it to the attention of the party.
The about-turn came less than 24 hours after UKIP defended the MEP. After this newspaper’s first call to the party, a UKIP spokesman told the Jewish News “wholeheartedly opposes anti-Semitism” and added: “She is in no way endorsing the blog, or its previous content, which I am sure she has never read or would never read. That somebody is described as a Jewess, whether accurately or not should be of no more consequence, nor should it be any more insulting than saying that Mrs Collins is a Yorkshire-woman, it is merely descriptive not pejorative. Unless of course the Jewish News is suggesting otherwise. If so then an apology would be appropriate.”
And in an extraordinary remark, the party goes on to refer to a listing for a comedy event featured on the Jewish News’ website earlier this year in which the antiquated term is used. It highlights a “5 starred collection of stories-in-song; charting feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more”.
“That the story has been highlighted by a collection of hard left anti-UKIP bloggers and online warriors says more about them than any falsely perceived anti-Semitism.”
It was only after a second call to the party that a UKIP spokesman described the blog as “vile”, though he continued to insist that the term ‘jewess’ was usually “as unloaded a term as Yorkshireman”. He acknowledged this was not the case with this blog.
The Community Security Trust earlier urged UKIP to look closely at the link and apologise. A spokesman said: “It is clear that Jane Collins has made a serious error of judgement. The article’s opening words are ‘Jewess Harriet Ruth Harman’. Above all this, the website itself has two sections, ‘home’ and ‘Join the British Truth Movement – Stop White Genocide’. Another plainly visible link on the site is ‘Holocaust or Holohoax? 21 Amazing Facts’.
“So it is ridiculous for UKIP to claim that this website’s word ‘Jewess’ is merely descriptive; and it is a gross insult to use the Jewish News website as a point of comparison. I hope Ukip will do the responsible thing and issue a sincere apology.”
Board of Deputies Vice President Jonathan Arkush said: “We are amazed by the UKIP spokesperson’s response. Not only have they failed to acknowledge the irresponsibility of an elected politician retweeting an article posted on a white supremacist and racist website , but they totally missed the point that reference to Harriet Harman’s supposed faith was wrong, irrelevant, deeply offensive to Jews and could encourage anti-Semitism.”
The retweet was first highlighted by former JLC chief executive Jeremy Newmark. The specific page posted by Collins to allegations highlighting by the Daily Mail earlier this year that the National Council for Civil Liberties, where she worked as a legal officer, had granted “affiliate” status to a paedophile rights group. The
long-time politician denied claims she had been an “apologist for paedophilia” and, while expressing “regret” at the links which were established before she began working for NCCL in 1978, insisted she had nothing to apologise for.
The UKIP spokesman said: “Let this be a lesson to UKIPers and politicians of all parties, it is deeply unwise to just send a retweet without first checking where it came from. This blog is vile is and it’s beholden to people on people to check their sources.”
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday evening (5 June) met outgoing independent MEP Godfrey Bloom, who still retains Ukip membership in Britain.
Officially, Ukip is not interested in an alliance with Le Pen, but Bloom is a long-time supporter of the French politician and has ignored Ukip leader Nigel Farage’s request not to contact her.
Bloom lost the Ukip whip and left the European Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group earlier this year after having jokingly called a female audience “sluts” and after having slapped a BBC journalist on the street.
He has retained party membership back home, but has not been re-elected to the new parliament.
According to sources close to the meeting, Bloom had a friendly conversation with Le Pen, who was interested in how her party might be perceived in Britain.
He told her that her worries the National Front may be seen as anti-Semitic are unfounded because in Britain “hardly anyone knows what anti-Semitic means”.
EFD spokesman Herman Kelly told this website the meeting does not mean the two parties will formally team up in the EP. “Nigel told him to desist from any interaction with her. What he’s doing is on his own,” Kelly said.
Le Pen is confident she can get enough MEPs (minimum 25) from enough countries (minimum seven) to form a group even without Ukip.
So is Farage, who last week had a lunch with Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo in the Ravenstein, an Indian restaurant in the centre of Brussels.
Farage later posted on his Facebook page that he had “great fun” with the Italian leader of the Five Star Movement, who has a “huge personality”.
The lunch didn’t lead to a political alliance and has hampered efforts by Grillo to get his 17 deputies into the Green group.
Other talks are being held by the Greens with independent MEPs from Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands in an effort to get them to join their group.
More one-on-one meetings among MEPs are expected next week, as groups need to be formed by 24 June when the numbers in each faction are formally counted. After this committee chairmanship and membership will be decided – something that will be keenly watched by Brussels’ thousands of lobbyists.
An overview of parties switching groups and new MEPs joining new or old groups can be found here.
The truth about UKIP: Racist jibes, anti-gay rants, derogatory remarks about women and anti-foreign propagandaPosted: December 21, 2014
Sunday Mirror investigators’ shocking findings come as a poll shows the anti-EU party even further ahead in Thursday’s vote for the European Parliament
Nigel Farage faces a new storm ahead of this week’s crunch elections as the Sunday Mirror reveals racist, sexist and anti-gay rants by many UKIP candidates.
Our investigators found references to “P**is” and “d*rkies”, menacing jibes at gays and swipes at women – branded “filthy old bitches” and “witches”.
The findings comes as a Sunday Mirror poll shows the anti-EU party even further ahead in Thursday’s vote for the European Parliament. UKIP is also mounting a major challenge in the local council votes the same day.
Our shock revelations follow the decision of a prominent Asian woman to quit the party saying it had “descended into a form of racist populism” and Farage losing his rag on radio when quizzed on German wife Kirsten.
Sanya-Jeet Thandi, who was chairwoman of UKIP’s London youth wing, said: “The direction the party is going is terrifying.”
Our investigators found one of the party’s would-be councillors saying that Islam should be wiped out.
UKIP member Ken Chapman, hoping to be elected in the Langley Mill and Aldercar ward on Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, posted a joke about a “P**i” last September 10 – and 13 days later said on Facebook “Islam is a blight on the world”.
Last May he wrote an illiterate post saying: “islam is a cancer that needs eradicating multiculturism does not work in this country clear them all off to the desert with their camals that’s their way of life.”
And a month later he posted a joke using the terms “d*rkie” and “Zulu” to refer to “a black guy”.
We also discovered the anti-semitic postings of Joseph Quirk, UKIP candidate for Boldon Colliery Ward on South Tyneside Council.
He shares material claiming Jewish bankers financed Hitler, Soviet Communism, 9/11 and Israel, and says: “This doesn’t even scratch the surface…”
Quirk warns UKIP’s critics: “Watch this space any of you brain deficient doubters out there. I would personally cull the lot of you. You are an absolute disgrace to democracy AND the human race!!!”
We also found Aiden Benoit, standing for UKIP in the Royston ward for Barnsley Council, taking to Facebook in a tirade against halal meat eaten by Muslims.
On February 3 last year he claimed: “Islam makes money on everything that is Halal certified which goes to their courses so everything you buy your giving money to Islam. so your paying for them and you don’t even no because they do not tell us!”
A year previously, he threatened: “i will make sure if i ever see halal products they get damaged or left out to go off i dont wont this c**p in my shops.”
Five weeks later, he joined a web discussion about migrant workers, claiming in an error-strewn tirade: “makes me sick the foreigners are lazy no every time how to get out of work cry rasits when it doesent go their way. they fill up houses, and the NHS and bring criminals here.
“We dont need them! theirs lots of Enlish people that wont a job… send them all back.
Robert Brown, a UKIP town councillor in Ramsey, Cambs, the only council where UKIP has a majority, labelled Islam and Muslims “evil” in his online rants where he also said they should convert to Christianity.
Of Muslims he writes: “They need to become christians and I will do all that I can to help them to do so.”
Austin Lucas, standing in Liverpool City Council’s Cressington ward, targets women in his postings.
On February 24 he uploaded a link to an article titled “The War On Men: 10 Ways Masculinity is Under Attack” and added: “It is also the reason for the rise of the ‘cougar’ aka the filthy old bitch.”
Days earlier Mr Lucas referred to a story about the Russian girl band Pussy Riot being whipped by Cossacks – and praised Russian president Vladimir Putin.
He wrote: “Can we PLEASE import some cossacks to clean up OUR city centres – Say what you will about Vlad Putin: At least HE loves his county.”
Mr Lucas also branded women who have abortions “those feminist witches who consider children to be nothing more than pets or fashion accessories!”.
We also discovered John Worsley, whose name will be on ballot papers to represent UKIP in the Royds ward on Bradford City Council. He takes a four-letter swipe at health tourists on Facebook.
He wrote on March 26: “You go abroad for a holiday first thing they say is have you sorted your insurance? Any other country oh your going to England dont worry its free!!!! What the F***? Freebie England and we are ALL paying for the rest of the world!”
Driving instructor Iain McLaughlan, a UKIP member of Orton Waterville Parish Council in Peterborough, Cambs, is shown wearing a party rosette on his page – where he calls for the reintroduction of a cruel anti-gay law forbidding teachers to suggest homosexuality is an acceptable family arrangement.
In posts in February, he said: “Children need to be protected from the promotion of homosexuality, Margaret Thatcher was right to enact Section 28 in 1988. A tragedy that it was repealed.”
He went on: “There are people who have sex so much with members of the opposite sex that they get burned out and try something else.”
He added: “I have nothing against homosexuals. I have been called one many a time.”
Mr McLaughlan, who is standing for Peterborough City Council, describes himself as “Follower of Christ, Zionist, Pro-Life, UKIP Parish Councillor, member of Friends of Israel in UKIP” on Twitter.
In a Facebook posting in March, he branded abortion a “Modern day holocaust” and in October compared anti-abortion campaigners to anti-slavery campaigners, writing: “In the future will they have museum’s for organisations that tried to protect pre-born babies from abortion?”
When asked about his postings Ken Chapman told the Sunday Mirror: “They were a long time ago, they were jokes I got off a joke wall. What’s your problem? I probably could retract them.
“I’m not embarrassed, no – why should I be? They’re racist are they? Oh, right.”
Mr Brown would “let God be the judge” of whether Islam was evil.
UKIP said candidates were expected to uphold the party’s non-racist and non-sectarian values. Evidence of a breach would be considered under disciplinary procedures.
On Friday Mr Farage’s spin doctor interrupted a radio show as the leader became rattled when asked why he objected to Romanian migrants, but not Germans like his wife. You can watch the video at the top of this article.