They tell us they are not racist but have the backing from the English Defence League, Britain First and the British National Party which is probably why they attract supporters such as Jacqui Jackson.
Chichester based racist, Jackson, took to Facebook to proclaim to fellow Kippers that she has just renewed her membership for the oddball party.
We were a bit gobsmacked about what we saw next on her Facebook page – an attack on Labour MP Chuka Umunna who she described as a ‘muzslime’ and a ‘paki’.
Chuka is of Nigerian decent and not Muslim, he is Anglican.
It does not stop there. Her Facebook timeline is like a advert for UKIP and is jammed full with racist and Islamophobic posts.
So Mr Farage. Is this the type of Party Members you are trying to attract to your group with your divisive dog whistle politics?
Every time I see, hear or read about Nigel Farage these days, he seems to be apologising for someone else.
UKIP now dismiss their members with such regularity that, in the run-up to this year’s general election, I decided to keep tabs on just who is being dumped this week for calling a guy a “fucking carpetbagger arsehole” or insisting that gays love sex with children and animals.
Who’s Been Dismissed: Rozanne Duncan.
UKIP rank: Independent councillor in the soon-to-be-contested-by-Nigel-Farage constituency of South Thanet, Kent.
What She Did That Was So Wrong That Even UKIP Had to Kick Her Out: She told a BBC film crew that she had a problem with “negroes” because “there’s something about their faces”.
Standard Back-peddling Quote About How Unracist She Is Because She Has Exactly One Black Friend: Duncan got a full house on her UKIP apology bingo card by claiming she is “not a racist” and that she had “many Asian shopkeeper and local business friends”. Because buying an emergency onion from a corner shop once a week gives you carte blanche to go in two-footed on non-white bone structure.
What Happened Next: Rozanne was actually booted from the party back in December, after party chiefs revealed she made “jaw-dropping remarks” in a BBC documentary about Nigel Farage’s attempts to secure the South Thanet seat in the upcoming election. The comments in question weren’t revealed, presumably because they’d be a right downer over Christmas, but today the Times reported them in full. And, predictably, they are the exact kind of bigoted shit your weird drunk aunty might come out with at the last family meal she is ever invited to.
What UKIP Said: At the time of her sacking, a UKIP spokesperson said of Duncan: “UKIP is expelling Cllr Rozanne Duncan under rule 15 of its constitution for bringing the party into disrepute. She has 28 days to appeal.” To say UKIP is headed up by a man who goes on talk radio to sincerely defend his god-given right to say “chinky”, you’ve got to work pretty hard to bring it into disrepute.
What She Said: At the time Duncan said: “I was not expelled for having an ‘association with or membership of an organisation incompatible with membership of the party’, nor have I links with a far-right or any other group. The only group I’ve ever belonged to is the Conservative party – unless you count Mensa, the Women’s Institute or the Order of Women Freemasons.” Once again proving that the only people who ever apply to be in Mensa are the worst smart people ever. The kind of people who think doing a riddle is better than watching TV. People who need a laminated card in their wallet to tell them they’re better than others.
I guess she’s got one less of those now.
I wrote earlier about Steve Barratt, UKIP’s racist fisherman who is a guest speaker at a UKIP meeting in Thanet, Kent tonight.
Following the exposure of his vile racism, Barratt has subsequently deleted his post and tried to make out to anyone who will listen his offensive post was just a one off angry response to the events in Paris yesterday
However, we can reveal this isn’t the case and in fact Barratt has lots of previous form when it comes to racism.
Check out the grabs below, all made before the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
UKIP and Janice Atkinson have still refused to take any action or make any comment regarding Steve Barratt.
A guest speaker lined up to speak at a Kent UKIP meeting tonight is at the centre of a race row today after launching into a racist tirade yesterday on Facebook.
Steve Barratt, who represents the Thanet Fisherman’s Association and is a ardent UKIP supporter posted the offensive messages yesterday in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings that killed 12 people.
Barratt has been invited to speak at the meeting organised by UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson.
Writing on his Facebook page he wrote: “Who cares about the prophet?” and referred to the suspects as “rag heads” telling them “if you don’t like our western culture to fuck off back to where you came from” and that because “you didn’t like living in a third world shit hole so you decided to be unhappy in the west”.
Janice Atkinson and UKIP has so far failed to withdraw the invite for Steve Barratt or condemn his behaviour.
Ukip councillor fired after allegedly saying she has a problem with ‘negroes’ because there’s ‘something about their facesPosted: January 8, 2015
A Ukip councillor who was fired from the party allegedly said she had a problem with ‘negroes’ because there’s ‘something wrong with their faces’.
Thanet councillor Rozanne Duncan, 68, was expelled from the eurosceptic party last month for comments made in a TV interview that, despite Ukip declining to publish, were described by one source described as ‘jaw-dropping’.
And it has now been revealed that Ms Duncan lost her job because she allegedly said she had a problem with ‘negroes’, The Times reports.
Ukip is expelling Cllr Rozanne Duncan under rule 15 of its constitution for bringing the party into disrepute. She has 28 days to appeal,’ a party spokesman said at the time of the sacking.
The comments, which apparently included Ms Duncan saying there was ‘something about the faces’ of black people, were reportedly said during the filming of a television documentary about Ukip in South Thanet, the constituency where party leader Nigel Farage will stand for election in May.
The former Conservative allegedly went on to insist that she was ‘not a racist’ because she had ‘many Asian shopkeeper and local business friends’.
Ukip leader says the “one thing” that could derail his party’s hopes for political success is if critics are able to link it to a “racist age”
Nigel Farage has admitted that his party will be “buried” if people are able to link the UK Independence Party to a “racist age”.
The Ukip leader made the unguarded comments at a meeting of senior party figures following allegedly racist comments made by a councillor on the internet.
The Telegraph has been passed a copy of minutes made at the meeting of Ukip’s national executive committee which met to discuss Chris Pain, who was suspended by UKip in 2013 over allegedly racist posts on his Facebook page.
Mr Pain claimed the posts were the work of a malicious hacker. A police investigation could not find sufficient evidence to prosecute.
At the meeting, held in June 2013, Mr Farage described the alleged comments as a “grave lack of judgement”.
He warned that “the one thing that is able to bury the Party if [sic] they can link us with a racist age”.
His comments show the level of concern amongst senior members of Ukip about the party being linked to allegations of racism.
Both the Conservatives and Labour have attempted to paint Ukip as a party with old-fashioned views that has no place in modern Britain.
A series of figures in Ukip also appeared to use the meeting to attempt to brush Mr Pain’s alleged comments under the carpet.
David Coburn, now an MEP in Scotland, described the controversy as “a technical/PR problem’ and asked: “Do have anyone that can come up with a sufficiently greasy excuse?”
Ukip has in recent months been embroiled in a number of controversies surrounding allegedly racist comments made by its candidates and members.
The party was forced to distance itself from a claim by Kent councillor Trevor Shonk that the established parties “have made the country racist because of the influx” of immigration.
And Kerry Smith was axed as a would-be MP after it emerged he mocked gay party members as “poofters”, joked about shooting people from Chigwell in a “peasant hunt” and referred to someone as a “Chinky bird”.
Mr Farage defended the language, saying Mr Smith was a “rough diamond” council house boy who “speaks in a way that a lot of people from that background do”.
Douglas Carswell, who earlier this year became Ukip’s first MP in the Commons after defecting from the Conservatives, has warned that his party must show an “inclusive” face and not blame immigrants for Britain’s woes if it is to become a serious force in politics.
He said that a said that a dislike of foreigners was “not merely offensive but absurd”.
“No Ukip candidate should ever make the mistake of blaming outsiders for the failings of political insiders in Westminster,” he said.
“There has never been anything splendid about isolation.
“It was our interdependence that put the Great into Great Britain – and it is what sustains our living standards today. In such a world, a dislike of foreigners is not merely offensive, but absurd.”
Ukip did not respond to requests for a comment.