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?

40 Responses to “UKIP MEP thrown out of European Parliament for Nazi slur”

  1. Life: Downloaded

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  9. Julius Whacket

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  10. Will Straw

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  14. David McCrone

    Is it compulsory to be a horrible little man to join UKIP? RT @leftfootfwd: MEP thrown out of Euro Parl. for Nazi slur //bit.ly/hfEPCw

  15. Chris Read

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  17. Eddy Anderson

    What a disgrace. This man is a national embarrassment.

  18. william

    Bloom’s rhetoric?There is some history here in a seeming eccentric from the dotty side of the Conservative party.Anyone remember Sir Anthony Meyer who challenged Thatcher in the mid 1980s,vanished without trace,but was proved right when her own stuck the knife in the back(on poll tax,but he had raised the issue of social inequality).What Bloom appears to be saying is that the German government does not have the right,Euro or not,to dictate to other sovereign European governments how they arrange their domestic affairs. It does not take a genius to spot that a large proportion of the UK electorate, regardless of party, are eurosceptic.As the Euro collapses, as forecast by the FT’s Sam Brittan, over 5-6 years,it as well to be on the right side of the argument.All that comes out of EU membership is not bliss.

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  22. janie_s

    I thought his comment was quite witty. “one people, one empire, one leader” being applied to Europe rather than Nazi Germany. Not really a Nazi slur, just a comment on the EU ‘project’, it’s direction, and democratic legitimacy, all in one phrase!

  23. janie_s

    he has a point too on “no “self-respecting” small business owner would employ women of child bearing age”. language may have been wrong, but because small businesses have to pay maternity leave rather than the government, women on average place a heavy burden on companies that hire them. like it or not. maybe this is the source of the pay gap. what would happen if you just divided pay by hours worked taking into account maternity leave. women would be paid more than men on average i imagine.

  24. steve

    UKIP MEP’s continue to humiliate the UK and leave us more and more isolated in the EU. They are not good for the UK and ironically they are detrimental to their own cause. This is not a one off! (see //stevehynd.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/ukip-meps-continue-to-humilate-britain-in-the-european-parliament/)

    grrr….

  25. janie_s

    the core europhile countries are isolated. out of 220 odd countries in the world, only a handful want to give up sovereignty and create a superstate.

  26. anyoldname

    So while condemning Bloom for a Nazi reference your best attempt at questioning his character is to use holocaust-inspired terminology like “climate change denier”. Nice.

  27. Braintangular

    I don’t like this talk of censure, though. He was saying exactly what his voters wanted him to say, offensive and tactless as he was. Why else vote UKIP?

    As for the Nazi comparison – unfair and offensive. That said, there are a good many Europhiles who seem intent on repeating the mistakes of 19th century nationalism – attempting to forge a European nation out of the diverse peoples of Europe and seeing European destiny as a superpower alongside the US, India and China. In that regard a better comparison might be post revolutionary France or pre unification Germany. In both cases the creation of a nation led to war within a generation – the French Revolutionary Wars in the first instance and the First World War in the second.

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  29. Mr. Sensible

    Embarrassing.

  30. Mike Guillaume

    Agrree with janie_s: like Bloom or not (and he is not my cup of tea), his remarks are not nazi as such but criticise the way the EU is heading.
    Note that many les extreme observers have been noticing the increased dominance of Germany (which I don’t say is wrong on all issues) over the EU, especially since the Greek question.
    Progressives would be more inspired to throw their europhilia away.

  31. Nigel Wootton

    I don’t think that Bloom should just be kicked out of the EU chamber for what he said. He should now be expelled from the EU Parliament in disgrace. Left Foot Forward are very polite in describing Bloom as Xenophobic (compulsive fear of strangers). I think that those who vocalise Nazi slogans are Nazi themselves. Highly vocalised errant hatred of people who are women, and also the German people is not appropriate behaviour of European Parliamentarians, and should not be tolerated. Most German people are horrified by the Third Reich, and seek a new Germany from the rubble and bereavement of that period. A woman boss of mine was once illegally sacked for being pregnant (during the miserable MAJOR years). Out with Nazi Masochist Bloom, please: to whom it concerns. I have emailed my comment, with your web-link and article to the BBC. They may act, and cover the story too. Thanks. Great Articles

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