Scots have been accused of being racist and fascist by Nigel Farage.
Does he know the meaning of the words? Does his colleague Mr Northcott?
What does Farage think of the tweets shown above (click to enlarge) from Mr Northcott?
Farage accused Thursday's small crowd, some estimates said 20 people (Nigel had it at 50), of being anti-English because they told him they didn't want to see the union jack in Scotland again.
Does he know what the flag of England is?
Did he know that one of the organisers of the protest is English?
Nigel was launching his party's bid to take the by election seat in Donside.
Does he have any idea how far away from Edinburgh Donside is? (As Bella Caledonia said, can you imagine him launching an election bid for Leeds from Birmingham?)
|Farage and Thatcher. She's the one ON the mug|
Farage was outraged that in a democracy he wasn't even allowed to make his point before being shouted down. I'd concede him a point there. We should have let him tell us what his policies were: policies like repatriating powers to Westminster, getting rid of women's and gay rights, abolishing our fairer system of elections, adopting English policies on education (£9,000 a year) and health (selling off the health service) and public services, before we told him we didn't want any of it.
But Farage wasn't so keen to make his point when he was asked, politely, about his party's dismal showings in Scotland. BBC Scotland's telephone interview was relatively easy going compared with what SNP ministers have to handle. There were no hard hitting questions on some of the dodgier UKIP members, who earned the party the reputation for being clowns; no questions about Farage and his mates in Brussels and Strasbourg allegedly missing vital committee meetings where British fishing interests were in question, because they were allegedly drunk. (Interesting that Northcott above seemed to find it strange that a "jock" would be sober enough to string a sentence together.
|This is Mr Northcott. The one with the red nose|
In his answers he conflated anti UK sentiments with anti English sentiments. And complained that he had been surrounded by people who wanted to take Scotland out of the UK. How on earth can he criticise an independence movement when his own party's name is the UK INDEPENDENCE Party.
But for all that, given his chance to put his point, he put down the phone in the huff because he sensed hatred. Jeez, the man needs to get out more.
Can you imagine how Alex Salmond would have dealt with that?