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to feel very proud of the Scots' reaction to Nigel Farage?

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HeadFairy Fri 17-May-13 18:32:21

Particularly the man who yelled at him "foreigners are welcome in Scotland, you're not!"


SofaKing Fri 17-May-13 18:38:27

I particularly liked the fact that he accused the protesters of being racist.

I do hope his next Scottish gig is in Govan, that would be hilarious. If he thinks a group of students shouting at him is intimidating, I wonder how he will feel about a group of people brandishing chibs?

HumilityYetStrength Fri 17-May-13 18:40:17


I'm English and support Scotland having the right to vote on independence. It's a disgrace that the big 3 English parties refused this until recently.

The UK with/without Scotland should have the right to vote re EU. As should every country.

Why should anyone try to stop this debate? You should value the right of your fellow Scots to hear all sides of the debate.

If you have heard Farrage incite racial hatred, then call the police as it's a crime IF it's provable.

Unami Fri 17-May-13 18:42:16

But they're not trying to stop the debate. They've got as much of a right to tell him what they think of him in no uncertain terms, as he does to spout his policies. It's just a shame this doesn't happen everywhere he goes.

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 18:43:34


HeadFairy Fri 17-May-13 18:44:40

Humility, The UK did vote on the EU... in 1975. They voted to stay in. Is that not enough or should we be voting every five years as we do our government?

I'm not Scottish btw, I'm English. I've only ever been to Scotland twice, but they have shown the bravery to say things people in England have shied away from. That UKIP stand for nothing much more than xenophobia. They may do all the right things in public but the beating heart of the party is filled to capacity with people who don't like immigrants.

chibi Fri 17-May-13 18:45:38

how on earth was debate prevented? this is a person who, as a party leader can make political broadcasts on tv/radio, appear on news roundtable programs, have print interviews and columns appear, leaflet neighbourhoods, direct candidates, publish views on a website...

so some people jeered and booed. i don't see as how he is prevented from expressing his views. why does his wish to speak trump their desire to not have to hear him? surely he could take his message elsewhere where it might be better received?

freedom of speech does not equal a guarantee of an audience. tough tits, nigel, that's politics.

Branleuse Fri 17-May-13 18:46:29

it made my heart soar with pride smile smile

pointythings Fri 17-May-13 18:47:24

I think Farage is a dangerous scumbag, but he should be allowed to say his piece and any demonstration should be peaceful and respectful. Shouting over someone doesn't further the debate.

However, as soon as Farage resorts to name calling, as he did in the European Parliament, all bets are off.

whosiwhatsit Fri 17-May-13 18:47:41

Yanbu - we're very proud of them in our household, too.

SofaKing Fri 17-May-13 18:47:51

Um, the big three ENGLISH parties?

AnyFucker Fri 17-May-13 18:48:14

Fabulous grin

Sheshelob Fri 17-May-13 18:50:13


Loved that the smug smirk was shouted off his face.

scottishmummy Fri 17-May-13 18:51:52

really compelling,brunt of Scottish ire.farage looked as if he was bricking it
I was v chuffed
mon then!

chibi Fri 17-May-13 18:53:05

i meant to add a heartfelt thanks to the people that told him to shove it

just existing here as a non british person feels like one damn microagression after another- constant reminders of how you are wrecking everything with the sheer fact of your continued existence, and that you will never ever belong (coupled with hatred because you aren't trying hard enough to belong hmm)

reading this story was a tonic


HeadFairy Fri 17-May-13 18:56:14

Oh chibi sad That's too sad. My parents were immigrants to this country and we've been on the receiving end of some <ahem> comments, but it's never been anything other than home to us (even if I don't feel entirely British)

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 17-May-13 18:56:33

It was very, very funny.
I missed the radio Scotland interview with him but i think he slammed the phone down grin.
What a twat.

Weegiemum Fri 17-May-13 18:59:27

I can't understand why he came to Scotland. Very puzzling? Was he arrogant enough to think that he'd find support?

Ukip is badly named. Very much English, from what I see.

Sheshelob Fri 17-May-13 19:01:44


I know what you mean. My parents and husband are immigrants and I can hardly contain my fury at the scapegoating that UKIP have become the mouthpiece for in this country. Frustrating that the same old shit is being trotted out. Surely we're all a bit better than this?

MrsBungle Fri 17-May-13 19:01:52

I heard parts of the good morning Scotland interview. He did slam the phone down like a petulant child.

I'm glad my fellow Scots let him know his racist views are unwelcome.

kungfupannda Fri 17-May-13 19:02:00

Yes, I'm pretty chuffed with my old uni for organising the protest.

Odious man.

Sparhawk Fri 17-May-13 19:04:14

YANBU, it's a shame we don't have that kind of reaction in England.

HeadFairy Fri 17-May-13 19:04:52

Weegie I think all the success of the local elections went to his head.

I don't know about the arguments for or against Scottish independence, but his comments about Scottish nationalism was akin to facism could surely be applied to British independence (from Europe), thus making them facists too? Why is Scottish independence facism but British independence is valid debate?

Sparhawk Fri 17-May-13 19:05:45

Speaking of UKIP, has anyone seen this headline from today? UKIP donor brand women who wear jeans 'hostile' to men it's amazing how many shady bigoted people are associated with UKIP, yet they still get a free pass.

flippinada Fri 17-May-13 19:06:27

As an English person who has lived in Scotland for 16 years (well nearly, come September), I can honestly say I've never been happier to live here than I am now.

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