Skip to comments.UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Barricaded In Pub
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
haha that’s brilliant.
Luv ya Nigel. :-)
“Gae hame, ye scoom!”
BWAAAA! Thanks for the laugh!
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.
Sounds like extreme straight edge like killed boy wearing Lynyrd Skynyrd short in NJ 10 YEARS AGO
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.
Just leftists doing what leftists/fascists do: preventing anyone with an opposing opinion from speaking.
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.
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.
Leftist tolerance on parade
The fascist’s veto.
Hitler would approve, and so would Lenin or Mao.
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.
Well let’s hope its about to change, because as you say, its very anti-intellectual.