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UKIP Moment [May. 20th, 2014|12:06 pm]
Tony Grist
I had finished cutting the hedge and was struggling to get my gear back in off the street when a passing random bloke in a baseball cap paused to open the gate for me. I think- from his appearance and his not seeming to have any English- that he was one of those Romanians Nigel Farage is so angry about. 
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From: cmcmck
2014-05-20 12:07 pm (UTC)
Oh the polite folks with nice manners you mean?

Farage would hate our street for all the reasons I love it (and he seems to completely lack understanding that multicutural neighbourhoods can be very special indeed: England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Central African Republic, Poland, Portugal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kosovo, Phillipines, Hong Kong, Congo, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Vietnam and they're just the ones I can think of!

Edited at 2014-05-20 12:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 12:22 pm (UTC)
Farage struggles against the charge of racism- not very successfully.

Apparently when he's tired the racism just slips out. It could happen to anybody.
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From: cmcmck
2014-05-20 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah?

How come I'm not racist when I'm tired then?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 01:40 pm (UTC)
You must have boundless reserves of energy :)
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2014-05-20 03:48 pm (UTC)
When I'm tired I just hate all people, period. I don't discriminate between skin colours, gender, sexuality or even political observance. I just hate the lot.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah!
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2014-05-20 12:16 pm (UTC)
That interview on LBC was a car crash, especially when Farage was asked about his own wife and children speaking German.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 12:24 pm (UTC)
None of these things seems to dent Farage's appeal- and that, I reckon, is because people have decided to vote for him as a way of sticking two fingers up at the hated political establishment.
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From: cmcmck
2014-05-20 12:35 pm (UTC)
That's certainly the truth but why can't they do what I'll be doing on Thursday and vote Green as a means of showing the finger? (We have a reasonable handy Green MEP locally).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 01:45 pm (UTC)
It's because Farage has established himself as a character- as a brand- and the Green Party has no-one with that kind of charisma.
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From: cmcmck
2014-05-20 02:52 pm (UTC)
He's just another of those privileged blokish blokes that really wind me up!

Hail fellow well met and all that............
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 05:21 pm (UTC)
I don't like his style either, but he's colourful- and there are very few major political figures who are.

Boris Johnson
Alex Salmond
George Galloway

And that's about it.



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From: cmcmck
2014-05-20 05:25 pm (UTC)
Echh!

Don't get my other half going on Wee Eck- he was at uni with him.

You forgot Tommy Sheridan! :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 07:16 pm (UTC)
Sheridan is colourful- but his career is over.
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[User Picture]From: redatt
2014-05-20 06:41 pm (UTC)
Don't think we've any Romanian neighbours, but we've several Polish ones and few from elsewhere. Many English folks round here are always complaining about it, but as 'these foreigners' have never given me any bother and have often been quite considerate I always respond by listing all the horrendous English neighbours I've had.

I think when it comes to the 'other' people tend to only see what confirms their prejudice.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-20 07:24 pm (UTC)
Our street has a few very long established Eastern Europeans- people who came over after the war. There are fewer whites than there were (though one of the houses is the vicarage.) Most of our nearest neighbours are Pakistani. And then, this past year, there's been an influx of Romanians.
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[User Picture]From: resonant
2014-05-21 02:04 am (UTC)
Out of my 30 teammates, two are Romanian, and two are Italian. So what if they speak Latin, as long as they do their jobs.
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