Is UKIP a racist party? These 15 comments would suggest so

Nigel Farage insists that UKIP is not a racist party. So why does it attract so many racists?


After one of his councillors was filmed saying she had a ‘problem with people with negroid features’, UKIP leader Nigel Farage stated today that:

 “I haven’t seen the film but she is alleged, and she confirmed to us, that she had made a series of racist comments that is at odds with what we stand for.”

Rozanne Duncan may have been expelled from the UKIP, but scandals like this are no longer an exception to the party rule. Here are 15 other times that ‘racist comments’ have come from the heart of UKIP:

1. Last May UKIP member Ken Chapman, hoping to be elected to Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, wrote the following post:

 “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.”

2. UKIP was forced to sack newly elected councillor Dave Small after just six days, when Facebook posts from 2012 surfaced, including this:

 “I visiting the city of Birmingham recently and felt like a foreigner in the city of my birth, all around me I could hear the sound of jabbering in an alien voice … we also have the Pakistani’ and the Somali’s. Tell me Mr Cameron Why? the men wear their Pyjamas.”

3. In 2013 UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom famously said that the UK should stop providing aid to ‘bongo bongo Land’, and that the aid was being used to buy designer sunglasses and Parisian apartments. He may have toned down the language, but this Tweet from 15 February shows that Bloom hasn’t changed:

4. Last year UKIP was forced to distance itself from local council candidate James Elgar after the discovery of tweets like this:

#ThingsAsianBoysDo groom and rape underage white girls, stab and rob innocent old white people, bomb innocent white people #EctEctEct [sic]” 

Elgar’s father insisted that his son ‘came home at 10.30 pm with a curry’ the day the story broke.

5. Last April UKIP suspended Andre Lampitt, the star of its European Election TV campaign, after he tweeted:

“Most Nigerians are generally bad people… I  grew up in Africa and dare anyone to prove me wrong.”

6. After comedian Lenny Henry said there should be more black and ethnic minority people in creative industries, candidate William Henwood said that Henry should move to a ‘black country’.

7. Joseph Quirk, former UKIP candidate for Boldon Colliery Ward on South Tyneside Council has shared anti-Semitic material claiming that Jewish Bankers financed Hitler, Soviet Communism and 9/11. There’s also this from November:

“Well, I reckon dogs are more intelligent, better company and certainly better behaved than most Muslims.”

8. Gerard Batten, UKIP’s chief whip and immigration spokesman, believes that all UK Muslims should sign up to a special code of conduct, and wants mosque building to be banned.

9. Camden UKIP chairman Magnus Nielsen made headlines after describing Islam as ‘organised crime’. Now standing for Hampstead and Kilburn, Nielsen says that his ‘great aim’ is to licence mosques. Asked if he would prescribe the same for Jewish and Christian places of worship, he said that this would not be necessary.

10. Former Offerton councillor Harry Perry’s Twitter feed is astonishing. As well as prolific sharing of material about the ‘sin of feminism’ and the ‘disease’ of homosexuality, Perry is obsessed with the idea of ‘white genocide’:

and has a rabid hatred of Islam:

11. Plymouth UKIP candidate Ron Northcott believes that premier league football teams should be limited to two foreign players. His Twitter account is a treasure trove of bizzare anti-Scottish (‘jock’) bile and calls to reclaim the country.

12. After the death of Nelson Mandela, West London UKIP member David William Griffiths wrote in the members-only forum that some people were ‘intended by nature’ to be slaves. Meanwhile Pamela Preedy, secretary of UKIP’s Redcar branch, questioned why Mandela’s death had received so much coverage since he ‘had nothing to do with Britain’.

13. Newport East candidate Donald Grewar was forced to resign last month after he apparently backed a post by the EDL, calling for ‘no surrender to militant Islam or political correctness’.

14. Diane James is UKIP MEP for the South East of England and has said that Romanians are naturally associated with crime:

“On 1 January 2014 the floodgates will open for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens [to come to Britain].

“We are not just talking about pressure on services from immigration but also, and I have to say it, the crime associated with Romanians.”

15. In 2013, the then Stourport-on-Severn councillor Eric Kitson was questioned by police after he shared anti-Muslim cartoons on Facebook. In one particularly memorable post he said of Muslim women: ‘Hang um all first then ask questions later.’

Ruby Stockham is a staff writer at Left Foot Forward. Follow her on Twitter

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293 Responses to “Is UKIP a racist party? These 15 comments would suggest so”

  1. Ewan nown

    14. Diane James is UKIP MEP for the South East of England and has said that Romanians are naturally associated with crime:

    “On 1 January 2014 the floodgates will open for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens [to come to Britain].

    “We are not just talking about pressure on services from
    immigration but also, and I have to say it, the crime associated with

    Labour and the socialist leftist in the UK.
    A foreigner comers to Britain kills a citizen here.

    #1. the person is not vetted to enter the UK.
    #2. That when he kills someone it is not is fault as they had reasons to commit this crime. (victim had reasons to be safe and live)
    #3. The masses that Labour depend on emotional give out cry.
    #4. Labour socialist leftist (SNP and Plaids too) justify this act and peer pressure starts “RACIST” is branded about.

    A typical socialist reaction because they never take responsibility to they actions.

    So this person who happens to come from abroad have enter the UK told it was NOT their fault they killed someone here and then. The socialist will pick out a labelled group and blame than for this persons actions.

    We here it was the British its their fault as they had a imperial empire and this is the direct result. This person was poor and they are not in control of their action.

    Actions are an individual act and they have consequences, but this does not help only that if hinders the socialist left agendas.

    SEE THROUGH THEIR deceit and we will all live in harmony together.

  2. Ewan nown

    You cannot blame this old lady this is a life time of doctrine of the Labour party the once people part is now the well established political eleite all who are well paid.

    The loyalty of the older generation are hard to break but the youth are naive and don’t hold to such things ….they will when grown up enough.

    They will see their follies in supporting Labour.

    What Labour have achieved for the working-man over the 100 years have been undone with in the last 20 years

    Signing the EU treaty is one that have killed the workers rights and caused wage compression for all …but they will not blame themselves

    They will make a economic issue into a racist one or I should say they tried to.

    Flood of migrants changes the supply and demand of the work force more you have the cheaper the product and that is the labour from the worker.

    Handy too as now Labour have created their supporter base, after all they are for (creating) poor.

    SEE THROUGH THEIR deceit and we will all live in harmony together.

    Revamped poster 1969 with the same theme as today just a new party with better workable policies that would of helped Britain back in the balck

  3. Ewan nown

    it is called forcing one groups values and culture on us …trouble is the Liebour party did exactly the same but the other way around in Libya and Iraq.

    They pushed the west values and culture one them ” they are killing their own people ” “they are living in poverty”

    “we need to do something about this” lets cause a war say it for their own good.

    Same tactics their to change a people culture and they are doing it here causing resentment .

    Playing groups against other groups (which they conveniently made up)

    SEE THROUGH THEIR deceit and we will all live in harmony together.

  4. Ewan nown

    Labour funded officially and UN-offically UAF who cause more criminal damage and spread their brand of anti- fascism …which in itself is fascist and Hope Not Hate funded by the UNIONS who are affiliated with Labour party who also spread division and hatred within groups in society. That my friend is Racist bigotry and damn right hypocritical not the mention the PC word you socialist leftist made up xenophobic and BRITIAPHOBIC. ( you hate anything British in your own country)

    These groups say they are for diversity and embrace peoples differences so why when 4 million people have a legitimate claim and point of view, that you and these self appoint righteous groups decide that the 4 million . Once most of these people voted the established political party’s including Labour they were not racist then, their diversity counted then but now are just racist, your diversity is not worth having.

    For UKIP it is a Libertarian party = meaning that they respect everyone’s view including racist because they live her too and bigots meaning all Labourites are welcome …lol JOKE.
    We don’t ;able you or put you in groups .
    We don’t rub people noses in other people differences and cause animosity.
    UKIP believe in the INDIVIDUAL not the collective/ group.
    And the establishment and media cannot get their head around this because this idea is tried and tested and works …not like the ideology of socialism all theory and practices fails. This is the UK and Europe’s problem today

    so please as a socialist explain why Russia the purist form of the teachings of Karl Marx are NOT a multicultural society only a one Party state.

    Tell me why Russia don’t have the same problems as the west

    “all white people are racists” Dianne Abbott

    Like Asian white people come from different cultures and faiths but only socialist group people and tar them with the same brush.

    This tactic is to divide and cause anarchy.
    This tactic is inverted racism and inverted biguty and when use it makes the person a hypocrite

    The New Labour party is the old 3 day week strikes crippling the country and the UK blackouts Hard-line commie unions lead. 1970’s

    SEE THROUGH THEIR deceit and we will all live in harmony together.

    Poster 1987 who in Jeremy shadow cabinet.
    Commies and traitors

  5. comradeclaus

    clearly the good proles of the left forgot about the 800 years of hellish moorish rule in spain, or the Chritophobic taxes that bankrupted millions of enslaved europeans (ie, evil racist whites) from Palmyra, to Alexandria to Morocco, to spain, portugal & beyond

    do you know what became of those europeans once they ran out of money to pay the “infidel” tax? ask Lee Rigby, he can tell you! (there is not one family of whites alive, in the whole of north africa & the middle east that descends from the ancient whites of the Carthaginian, Phoenician, Egyptian, Greek & Roman, as they were ALL wiped out through genocide, even in anatolia, home to greeks even under the persian, had it’s whites butchered by the turkish invaders, who now aid isis)

    or how about the tens of millions of innocent africans enslaved by muslims? the million murdered in south sudan, the 600000 murdered in Darfur. those alone had their lives taken by arabs in the past 20 years. Whites around the world grovel in shame for their past, yet muslims continue to murder rape & enslave africans without a shred of remorse

  6. comradeclaus

    changing culture, btw, counts as GENOCIDE under current UN law

    genocide: the deliberate destruction, in whole or in part a racial, ethnic, religious & cultural group. remember, folks say America is a “nation of immigrants” & these immigrants committed genocide against american indians & the muslim immigrants coming to europe are doing the same.

    except, unlike american immigrants, muslims won’t send White Holocaust survivors to White Reservations or let them build casinos

  7. comradeclaus

    genocide was legal back then, it’s ILLEGAL now

    turkey still hasn’t paid for the Greco-Armenian Holocaust

    nor have you for the Holocaust of Middle Eastern, North Frican Whites, or the Horrific Occupation of Spain

  8. comradeclaus

    south africa isn’t predominantly white, there are less than 5 million & dropping, with over 1 million ethnically cleansed & 150000 killed since apartheid ended, while the south african black population is over 50 million

    in all of africa, there are 1.4 BILLION Blacks, (2.8 BILLION in next 30 years!) 200 Million Arabs & only 4.5 Million whites. Whites are dying out by tens of millions each year, as our birthrates, lifespans & employment rates plummet

    sadly, most brits had their ability to think stolen from them

    repeat after me, “4 legs good 2 legs bad”

  9. comradeclaus

    whites spread the evils of democracy, women’s rights, literacy, animal rights, right to fair trial, health care, a religion that doesn’t require human or animal sacrifice, an end to endless tribal wars, etc, etc

    we truly are, in the words of the Enlightened Jewish Lesbian (DOUBLE MINORITY!), Susan Sontag, the “Cancer of History”

  10. comradeclaus

    brazil has the highest diversity in the western hemisphere & the highest murder rate

    the murders in just one city, rio de janeiro, are more than the entire united states, a nation of 300 million people & 50 million Assault Weapons

    South Africa is the most diverse nation in africa & has a murder rate 50 TIMES HIGHER than it did under the Satanic White Boers. the Highest rape rate & one of the highest AIDS rates

    diversity is good because why? What do arabs give us that Germans & Poles can’t? besides bus bombings & beheadings.

    why isn’t israel taking in Syrian refugees? isn’t diversity good? why don’t jews want it in their backyard, but insist we need it? why does Babara Specter say we need multiculturalism, but not israel?

  11. comradeclaus

    millions enter america each year, it’s only hard for whites to get in

    plus the entire democrat party gives hundreds of billions of handouts to nonwhite illegals, even child rapists & the wife of El Chapo!

    here’s a history lesson, King George was making the colonies a crappy place to live. Did the Founding Fathers illegally immigrate to another country & beg for handouts? NO! They put their lives on the line and MADE a better country

    these immigrants are cowards, thieves and worse. I’d say the same of whites who act as they do, but THEY DON’T

  12. comradeclaus

    every time whites became the minority, they were IMMEDIATELY WIPE OUT!

    google 1804 haiti massacre & south africa farm attacks

    race is MORE than SKIN DEEP
    albino blacks still have huge noses, huge lips & velcro hair

    race is NOT COLOR!

    & Muslims fought for the SS & stab Jews

  13. comradeclaus

    so, it was a White guy that killed Benazir Bhutto? or shot Malala in the head?

    or killed 1.5 Million Armenian Christians? or 600000 Darfurians? or 1 Million Tutsi?

    it was White guys that blew up the Trains in Madrid, the Boston Marathon, the London Buses & the World Trade Center & Shot up Charlie Hebdo!

    nope! those muslims are swell ain’t they?

  14. comradeclaus

    Godwin’s Law

    hitler killed less people than Lenin, Stalin or Mao did, plus he killed mostly Marxists, you know what they are, right? Emma Goldman, Bernie Sanders, Rosa Luxembourg, Julius & Ethel Rosenburg, Vasily Blohkin, Ilya Ehrenburg, Salomon Morel

  15. comradeclaus

    Islam is Fascist? Since when did Hitler or Musolini or Franco run around raping little girls or blowing themselves up for Allah?

  16. Joggy

    Your mother sounds like a racist cunt.

  17. ankit255

    All I heard is the same narrow minded thought you inbred hillbillies exhibit when it comes to competition. You know you’re worthless and need to use straw men and tu quoque based arguments to attack anyone you’re threatened by. The doctors who will treat you after you’re half dead from a cardiac disease could likely be an immigrant and I doubt he/she would be a “coward” to open your chest up and insert stents, or a “thief” considering he would earn more in a year than you in your lifetime, much less anything worse.
    There’s a saving grace for you and your dangerously retarded brain though and I hear you can do it yourself too – a lobotomy.

  18. ankit255

    I’m talking about legal immigrant. You know, the kind who have to “work” and that requires an employer sponsoring them. And unless the employer likes hiring uneducated workers(it does cost a decent bit for employers to buy H1 visas, friend) those would be people with degrees being hired.
    You see the flow of logic, you troglodyte? Or do you need a fifth-grade-esque diagram such as a flow chart for this simple a thing?

  19. ankit255

    Oh and, dont procreate and do the world a favor, genius.

  20. Charles Howley

    93% of the UK is not urban, and 50% of urban land is not built on, read this if you don’t believe me:

  21. Charles Howley

    Stultus es, caudex. Also I do not live underground.

  22. ankit255

    Its great that you thought of using Latin via a translator, since I don’t intend to even read your frivolous responses. You might be living in a slum instead of a cave but your mind is at the same level of cave dwellers, which by the way your response without counterarguments proves.
    Ask your pedophile dad to lobotomize you; you know, for the good of the human species.

  23. Charles Howley

    You know why? Because the Black people were being oppressed by the white minority, as slaves in Haiti, and with less education and lower living standards in South Africa. I am not saying that it is right to attack on racial lines, but these people probably would feel more resentment to the white community than most others.

  24. Charles Howley

    America had the highest standard of living in the world for their social class at the time of the War of Independence, and had far lower tax and higher representation than their equivalents in Britain.

  25. Charles Howley

    Actually I did Latin for GCSE and I am doing it for A-level, as well as Classical Greek.

  26. Charles Howley

    Also that is not very nice.

  27. ankit255

    Yes, that is right. I do tend to lash out when someone uses ad hominem with no supporting arguments. Here’s one for you – tu quoque

  28. Charles Howley

    That doesn’t make sense.

  29. ankit255

    Its what I was doing for calling you out and then proceeding to use the same approach

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  31. Stuart Parr

    Firstly, let’s make sure everyone is aware that Ruby Stockham is a left wing commentator writing for a blog that describes itself as being for “progressives”. For those on the left, “progressive” means liberal-left, politically correct, anti-nation state.

    Secondly, let’s make sure everyone is clear that anyone who associates themselves or the party with the EDL, BNP, NF, BF or any other racist and/or fascist group is expelled from the party. UKIP is the ONLY party that bans its members from belonging to such groups. Other parties allow racists, homophobes and even militants to join their party and even help them get elected. Take Diane Abbott as an example – despite repeated racist outbursts, she remains a Labour MP. How about Labour councillor Florence Anderson who called for the IRA to bomb the Tory conference in 2012? Let’s not forget Baroness “Less Pale Less Male” Warsi or Enfield Tory councillor Chris Joannides who was suspended (not expelled) for racism. Let’s not forget former BNP member Dr Peter Moseley who the Tories selected as a by-election candidate last year or former Nazi militant Margaret Burke who was considered such a danger to national security that she was under surveillance by the security services but perfectly acceptable as a Labour councillor in Milton Keynes. I could go on (I’ve got a long list of racists, drink drivers, fraudsters, crooks, sexists, homophobes, etc. from the LibLabCon parties) but I don’t really need to do I?

  32. jjwspencer

    If that is your understanding of fascism – never? Too dumb to debate

  33. jjwspencer

    If that’s your measure I think you misunderstand both islam and fascism. No point trying to explain islam in terms of arab nationalism to you then. Is there?

  34. Steven Jenkins

    Well I know that dudley UKIP is absolutely racist. I’ve heard them on several occasions joking about knocking down the dudley mosque and mick forsyth is always on about “them muslims” when he’s in the bookies. Should send them back to the desert. The only thing is it’s ignorant, as “brown people” are “brown people” and they’re “all the same”.

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