Tories “are UKIP, but with an Armani tie”

David Cameron has criticised over his alliance with "the extreme right wing from Eastern Europe", calling them "the nasty party" and "nasty Little Englanders".

A leading French journalist has strongly criticised David Cameron over his alliance with “the extreme right wing from Eastern Europe” – like Michal Kaminski, who has long been accused of homophobia, anti-Semitism and racism – calling the Tories “the nasty party” and “nasty Little Englanders” for their rabid Euroscepticism as it emerged that Nicolas Sarkozy had made an official complaint about jibes from George Osborne.

Speaking on last Friday’s Newsnight, Le Monde’s Marc Roche, who has recently given the shadow Chancellor “a bit of a kicking“, said:

“Cher monsieur, it is exactly the nasty party as far as Europe is concerned, it sides in the European Parliament with the extreme right wing from Eastern Europe, Mr Murdoch is not only supporting the Conservative but he is also advising the Conservative and there is a awful feeling that the Conservative don’t like Europe, they are afraid, they are more sort of nasty Little Englanders something really we don’t like.

Accusing Cameron’s Conservatives of being “nasty and detrimental towards foreigners” and Osborne in particular of making ‘jokes’ “always at the detriment of foreigners”, Roche insisted the shadow Chancellor was an “obscure intellectual lightweight, not taken seriously in the City”, adding:

“[He is a lightweight] compared to Gordon Brown, who is close to Sarkozy, Merkel, Berlusconi, all right-wing leaders … We have seen before, we have had ‘we want our money back’ from Thatcher, we had the exemption clause from Major, we had the three nobodies who succeeded him were all anti-european and now we have again an anti-european, it’s in your blood…

“You are UKIP but with an Armani tie.”

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41 Responses to “Tories “are UKIP, but with an Armani tie””

  1. Martin Johnston

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  2. James Cowley

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  3. House Of Twits

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  4. Graham Linehan

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  5. topsy_top20k

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  6. Martyn Norris

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  7. Political Scrapbook

    RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA << also check out the vid – Osborne slammed for Sarkozy joke

  8. Heleno84

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  9. Martyn Deedes

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  10. Dan Watts

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  11. Joel Davies

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  12. Paul Gray

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  13. Clare Woodward

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  14. Paul Kelly

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  15. Diane Bradley

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  16. James

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  17. Scott English

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  18. Jay Singh

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  19. paddy eason

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  20. Costello

    Does endlessly repeating the lie that the parties with whom the Tories have aligned themselves are the ‘extreme right wing from Eastern Europe’ make it any less a lie? As for Marc Roche – left wing Euro-Federalist journalist says nasty things about party percieved as being vaguely on the right and Eurosceptic. Big bloody wow. You might as well have written an article based on your own negative opinions of the Tories.

  21. iain d broadfoot

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  22. Tom Pickard

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  23. Russell Balkind

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  24. Mr. Sensible

    Will, I see you did spot it!

    At any rate, this story is another example of how Cameron’s efforts at modernization have come to little.

  25. uberVU - social comments

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  26. John77

    Pull the other leg, it has bells on it

  27. Shamik Das

    Costello, a lie, a LIE? Maybe you need reminding of just how evil Kaminski and his cronies are…

  28. El Sid

    I thought LFF was “focused purely on the quality of policies”?

    Here we have an article condoning and encouraging a Frenchman making racist comments about a group of English people.

  29. Sam Blakeman

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  30. Mr. Sensible

    “Here we have an article condoning and encouraging a Frenchman making racist comments about a group of English people.”

    Where?

  31. Liz McShane

    El Sid – yes please can you identify the so-called racist comments…. are you sure you are reading the same post?

  32. Tim Worstall

    ““You are UKIP but with an Armani tie.””

    Blimey, that’s libellous. How dare he compare us in UKIP with the bloody Tories?

  33. El Sid

    “nasty Little Englanders” is abuse that could only be applied to one race, and not the Spanish, Germans etc. I’m amazed LFF condones this kind of racist abuse, it’s even highlighted in bold.

    I’m still waiting for an explanation of how this article is “focused purely on the quality of policies”.

  34. Laura McGovern

    RT @goodoldMJ: RT @leftfootfwd: Tories "are UKIP, but with an Armani tie": http://cli.gs/bTThA #reasonsnottovotetory

  35. Gareth Davies

    Tories – UKIP, with an Armani tie – French journo slams Cameron for ties with “extreme right wing from E Europe”
    http://tinyurl.com/yzy24op

  36. David Galea

    Evidence-based political lies and distortion

  37. Graeme Kemp

    UKIP with an Armani tie? Partly true……

    UKIP is actually more ‘libertarian’ in a right-wing sense than the Tories, but are more firmly anti-EU (surprise) than the Tories ever will be. I always felt that the Tories opposition to federalism and the Euro was often a bit of a pose, designed to hoover up certain votes. UKIP is more genuine.

    Not that I want to be positive about UKIP. They are also hostile to welfare and the science of global warming! Strange people.

  38. Eddy Anderson

    QUOTE OF THE DAY Le Monde's Marc Roche on the Tories: 'You are UKIP but with an Armani tie' http://micurl.com/harGC #ukelection

  39. AdamRamsay

    RT @eddyanderson QUOTE OF THE DAY Le Monde's Marc Roche on the Tories: 'You are UKIP but with an Armani tie' http://micurl.com/harGC #GE2010

  40. Patrick McAleer

    @eddyanderson QUOTE OF THE DAY Le Monde's Marc Roche on the Tories: 'You are UKIP but with an Armani tie' http://micurl.com/harGC #ge10

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