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UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Barricaded In Pub
Sky News ^

Posted on 05/16/2013 1:03:27 PM PDT by UKrepublican

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been escorted away from demonstrators in a police riot van during a campaign trip in Edinburgh.

Mr Farage was heckled by protesters as he was promoting the UKIP candidate in a Scottish by-election.

As he was holding a news conference inside the Canons' Gait pub on the Royal Mile, just yards from the Scottish Parliament, he was surrounded by dozens of protesters shouting insults at him - some calling him "racist" and "scum".

Bar staff were forced to clear the pub and the protest spilled outside, obstructing Mr Farage's exit.

The UKIP leader attempted to make an escape by taxi but protesters blocked its path.

Police eventually escorted Mr Farage back into the pub and barricaded the doors against protesters.

He was finally removed from the scene in a police riot van.

Protester Max Crema, 21, an economics student and vice president of services at Edinburgh University Students Association, suggested UKIP has "a well-documented history of racism".

However, Mr Farage replied: "We are a non-racist, non-sectarian party and unlike every other party in British politics we actually forbid people who have been on extreme left or right-wing extremes from joining our party."

A UKIP spokesman said of Mr Farage: "I don't think he was shaken up by it. He was laughing, in fact.

"He is happy to debate his views with people who show common decency, and it's just a shame that people don't always show the same courtesy."

Mr Farage hopes to build on electoral gains in England and start winning in Scotland.

He was promoting his candidate Otto Inglis in the Aberdeen Donside by-election.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: farage; ukip
Left wingers have deployed their Nazi attack dogs to sabotage Farage..it was only a matter of time.

I loved this line from the BBC article on this:

During the protest, Max Crema, 21, Vice President of services at Edinburgh University Students Association, suggested UKIP has "a well documented history of racism".

Mr Farage replied: "If you believe that then you are less intelligent than you look, dear boy.

1 posted on 05/16/2013 1:03:27 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

LOL!


2 posted on 05/16/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: UKrepublican

The continual use of the epithet “Racism” won’t go away unless and until the recipients of this calumny and verbal epithet bloody the noses the liars, each and every time.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 1:08:55 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: UKrepublican

These are the same genre of skin-head leftist that attacked a White Ethno National group in Chicago. the attackers claim to be anti-racism but are anti-white non-left.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: stephenjohnbanker; UKrepublican
I participated in a pro-life prayer vigil in Edinburgh once. (This was almost 30 years ago.) We quickly attracted a small, noisy coterie of counter-protesters / abortion enthusiasts. The most entertaining part of it was when they finally organized themselves well enough to chant,

"Gae hame, ye scoom!"

5 posted on 05/16/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: UKrepublican

Ah, yes, the self-appointed open-minded and tolerant showing us just how laughable those titles are. Once again trying to shut down free speech with physical intimidation and cries of “racism”. And why? Because UKIP wants to go back to national sovereignty instead of EU rule, and UKIP wants to limit immigration because they see how it’s destroying Britain.

Conservatives around the world need to stop playing nice. I’d prefer to start the inevitable civil wars now.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 1:13:40 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: UKrepublican

How brainwashed can people be? I hope this little sh*t was protesting during Obama’s last visit to the UK, since his party actually does have a “well-documented history of racism”.

When analyzing scum across the world, Western European leftists are the worst. I actually dislike these people more than Muztards.

Faragae for PM.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 1:16:16 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: UKrepublican
Nigel Farage is brilliant .... (no wonder he drives leftist punks batty)

The Genius of Mutual Indebtedness

Nigel Farage: "Listen! The Whole Thing's a Giant Ponzi Scheme!"

8 posted on 05/16/2013 1:25:06 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

haha that’s brilliant.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 1:38:06 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Viennacon

Definitely!


10 posted on 05/16/2013 1:38:32 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Luv ya Nigel. :-)


11 posted on 05/16/2013 1:50:01 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“Gae hame, ye scoom!”

BWAAAA! Thanks for the laugh!


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:51:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: UKrepublican

I’m sorry to say, expect more of this, there and here. Good on you though, Mr. Farage. It’s always refreshing to hear the truth actually openly spoken in various parliaments and congresses, and thugs like these remind us why it has been a rarity.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 3:09:39 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: iopscusa

Sounds like extreme straight edge like killed boy wearing Lynyrd Skynyrd short in NJ 10 YEARS AGO


14 posted on 05/16/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: UKrepublican

The scary part isn’t the leaders who organize these demonstrations - they understand Nigel JUST FINE.

The REALLY SCARY part is the useful idiots that actually think taking him out will save the UK.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 4:07:43 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: UKrepublican

Just leftists doing what leftists/fascists do: preventing anyone with an opposing opinion from speaking.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: UKrepublican

he he he, now we know why Cameron came over to lick Obama’s feet ... had to get an update on using the unions to apply the Odinga way.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: OldNewYork
Oh yes this is going to get worse, no mistake about it. Farage's arguments have to be answered by this sort of thing, partly because intellectual debate isnt a strong point with the left, but mostly because they have nothing else to oppose his logic with.

Unfortunately, people do believe there is no smoke without fire. The left has long realised that if you shout "racist", "Sexist", "homophobe" "" loud enough and long enough, it kind of becomes true, in the sense that everyone "knows" that is what someone is like. Its how urban legends come about.

18 posted on 05/17/2013 3:45:26 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: UKrepublican

Leftist tolerance on parade


19 posted on 05/17/2013 3:48:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: UKrepublican

The fascist’s veto.
Hitler would approve, and so would Lenin or Mao.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 1:09:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Vanders9

I think the ‘no smoke without fire’ thing regarding this is poised on the brink of change. Calling someone a racist or nazi these days is a hair’s breadth away from calling for someone to be tried as a witch. It’s been thrown around so much, so falsely, that it has rapidly lost any meaning except as a shorthand to say you don’t like someone who’s white and has a different opinion, and that no more debate should take place with them.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:07 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: OldNewYork

Well let’s hope its about to change, because as you say, its very anti-intellectual.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 12:00:46 AM PDT by Vanders9
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