Loongate: Farage makes his move

May 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm (Asshole, Europe, homophobia, immigration, Jim D, populism, Racism, reaction, sexism, Tory scum, UKIP)

To slightly misquote PG Wodehouse:

“Loon is calling to loon like mastodons bellowing across primaeval swamps”…

The ad above appears in today’s Daily Telegraph: a good choice as, together with the Mail and Express, it’s become more or less the unofficial mouthpiece of Ukip. Today’s edition also carries the following:

Loongate: Everyday is Christmas for Nigel Farage

The real impact of ‘loongate’, says James Kirkup, is to expose the “running sore” within the Tory party over core ideals.

With reports of Tory party activists already beginning to defect to Ukip over the comments, which have been attributed to an unnamed close ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Political Editor James Kirkup said the story exposed “a running sore” within the Conservative ranks.

Emerging at the same time a Tory grassroots backlash over gay marriage proposals and following on from the Parliamentary infighting over an EU referendum, the Telegraph reporter said the continued Conservative unrest was making life easy for Ukip.

“Everyday is Christmas if you’re Nigel Farage,” he said.

“Each week that comes by the Tories find a way of splitting, dividing, essentially underlining that strategic fracture that they have on the issues where Nigel Farage harvests votes.”

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Enjoy!

3 Comments

  1. Andrew Coates said,

    If you look at this from the standpoint of a serious Tory political full-timer it must really seem as if the ‘swivel-eyed loonies” have come to run their party’s agenda.

    They must cringe at every stupid, callow, hostage-to-fortune, comment from the ranks of their internal faction, the Farrage Bloc, and its external leadership.

    Plus, as you say, they’ve now got the gay marriage issue to open some more sores.

  2. Matt said,

    Talking of Wodehouse, this scene with its cranky nationalism could easily be a UKIP rally:

  3. Robin Carmody said,

    I love that “Enjoy!” line.

    Because the fact is that, while we retain first-past-the-post, split votes between the Tories and UKIP are the surest way to get a Labour government (at least if Scotland remains in the UK). Revenge for 1983 at last.

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