UKIP MEP thrown out of European Parliament for Nazi slur

United Kingdom Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom has unleashed yet another stream of coarse, xenophobic abuse - this time in the European Parliament. Whilst listening to a speech by German Social Democrat MEP Martin Schulz, Bloom shouted “Ein volk, ein reich, ein fuhrer” – one people, one empire, one leader. Bloom was ordered to leave the chamber and went on to describe Mr Schultz as “a national socialist”.

United Kingdom Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom has unleashed yet another stream of coarse, xenophobic abuse – this time in the European Parliament.  Whilst listening to a speech by German Social Democrat MEP Martin Schulz, Bloom shouted “Ein volk, ein reich, ein fuhrer” – one people, one empire, one leader. Bloom was ordered to leave the chamber and went on to describe Mr Schultz as “a national socialist”.

The speech Bloom interrupted was regarding a discussion of the Irish Republic’s economic crisis and resulted in the president of the European Union Jerzy Buzek asking Bloom to “leave the chamber at this point”. Bloom may face disciplinary action as a result of his words.

No stranger to controversy, Bloom has previously made a number of incendiary remarks. As well as being a climate change denier who previously claimed:

“As far as I am concerned man-made global warming is nothing more than a hypothesis that hasn’t got any basis in fact.”

He also praised the sinking of the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ in 1985, despite the fact that one man died as a result.

Bloom’s other high-profile, unsavoury remarks date back to 2004 when he argued no “self-respecting” small business owner would employ women of child bearing age. He went on to explain:

“I am here to represent Yorkshire women who always have dinner on the table when you get home. I am going to promote men’s rights.”

Tomorrow Bloom’s leader Nigel Farage will be appearing on Question Time, alongside Ken Clarke and Paddy Ashdown; the big question is: will he agree with Bloom’s rhetoric or not?

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