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To think that Nigel Farage should not be allowed any airtime

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crossroads3 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:27:49

Apologies if there has been a thread but I couldn't find one:

IMO this is the real Nigel Farage

http://www.newstatesman.com/2016/06/nigel-farage-s-anti-eu-poster-depicting-migrants-resembles-nazi-propaganda

yet we allow him to appear on our television screens and listen to him as if he is a normal person.

Aibu unreasonable to think that beneath his friendly man down the pub veneer lies an out and out racist determined to plant hatred in people's hearts and minds angry.

And I have added to his publicity by creating a thread about him angry.

crossroads3 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:28:30

www.newstatesman.com/2016/06/nigel-farage-s-anti-eu-poster-depicting-migrants-resembles-nazi-propaganda

crossroads3 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:29:33

(The Nazi stills take a while to upload).

WordGetsAround Fri 17-Jun-16 13:29:34

Depends if you want to live in a democracy or a totalitarian state. I prefer a democracy myself.

thetemptationofchocolate Fri 17-Jun-16 13:30:05

I don't allow him to appear on my tv screen, if he does appear he gets switched off. There are others who also provoke this reaction (not all of them are politicians). I am very glad we have a new tv with a working remote control as this means I can switch him off a bit quicker these days smile

DrDreReturns Fri 17-Jun-16 13:30:46

We let him on TV because millions of people voted UKIP at the last election.
I hate the man, but he should be allowed on TV imo.

MariaSklodowska Fri 17-Jun-16 13:31:07

" as if he is a normal person."

He is a normal person, voicing the thoughts of many more normal people.
You don't have to agree with him, but do you think that anyone you don't agree with should not be allowed 'airtime'? sounds a bit totalitarian to me tbh.

KissMyArse Fri 17-Jun-16 13:33:00

It's a democracy and he has the right to express his views, however unsavoury, as long as he doesn't break any laws.

I'd rather people see him for what he is than hide his obnoxious views away.

SapphireStrange Fri 17-Jun-16 13:33:49

IMO it's not a question of airtime. I think he should be expelled from, ideally, politics but certainly from the front benches.

This vile poster and the vile lies it espouses are in the same bracket as the hate speech of figures like Powell, IMO.

This kind of stuff used to be confined to the fringes but now it seems to be an accepted part of mainstream politics. I don't know why and I think it should stop. I've written to my MP to say so. I may yet write to Shiny Dave to say the same thing. I really hope the police take this seriously.

ImperialBlether Fri 17-Jun-16 13:33:57

I don't see why he gets the amount of airtime he does. UKIP has one MP. The Green Party has one MP but she's rarely given any time at all and if she was, what she would say would be in direct contrast to UKIP.

It completely distorts British politics, having Farage on TV all the time.

acasualobserver Fri 17-Jun-16 13:34:05

Censoring him opens the door to censoring you, OP.

formerbabe Fri 17-Jun-16 13:34:10

Yabvu.

I suggest you try living in North Korea..

WeAreTheOthers Fri 17-Jun-16 13:34:11

If we banned anything we didn't agree with we'd be no better than the Nazis.

MmmCuriouSir Fri 17-Jun-16 13:34:30

Of course he should be 'allowed'. Freedom of Speech and all that.

MariaSklodowska Fri 17-Jun-16 13:35:05

" the hate speech of figures like Powell, IMO. "

Could you actually quote any 'hate speech' from one of Enoch Powell's speeches?

ClashCityRocker Fri 17-Jun-16 13:35:38

The whole campaign for both sides has been an endless barrage of propaganda so far as I can see.

I think he's an arsehole, but he would probably think I'm an arsehole.

If he wasn't allowed his say there would be rumblings of a remain conspiracy.

crossroads3 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:35:52

I think he has really crossed the boundaries of what is acceptable. I don't know where or how the line gets drawn but unless we are united against racist sentiment of this kind I think it's a slippery slope to our accepting progressively worse things.

EveryoneElsie Fri 17-Jun-16 13:36:12

That poster is ripe for a bit of graffiti with a spray can;

'Let them out. Let them all out.'

Any other suggestions?

Lasvegas Fri 17-Jun-16 13:36:16

The people in the poster don't look to me like Nazis? Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi and he is still allowed on our TV.

Tiggeryoubastard Fri 17-Jun-16 13:36:25

So because you don't like his views he shouldn't be allowed on to? Err ok then.
He's not my cup of tea but he's as much right as anybody else.
Seeing the murdering profiteer Blair sickens me more, but hey, that's the way it is.

acasualobserver Fri 17-Jun-16 13:37:23

I think he should be expelled from, ideally, politics but certainly from the front benches

Expelled from politics? How FGS? By whom? Do you know what the term 'front bench' means? Farage is not even an MP!

crossroads3 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:38:23

This kind of stuff used to be confined to the fringes but now it seems to be an accepted part of mainstream politics.

This is what I was trying to say.

And this:

It completely distorts British politics, having Farage on TV all the time.

Olddear Fri 17-Jun-16 13:38:25

YABU

formerbabe Fri 17-Jun-16 13:38:45

Oh and if you don't like Nigel, then I suggest you blame the politicians from the main political parties who refused to listen to people's legitimate concerns over levels of immigration.

MariaSklodowska Fri 17-Jun-16 13:38:51

OK this is what Powell actually said for those of you who have just heard he was a nasty old racist,
" Here is a decent, ordinary fellow Englishman, who in broad daylight in my own town says to me, his Member of Parliament, that the country will not be worth living in for his children. I simply do not have the right to shrug my shoulders and think about something else. What he is saying, thousands and hundreds of thousands are saying and thinking – not throughout Great Britain, perhaps, but in the areas that are already undergoing the total transformation to which there is no parallel in a thousand years of English history. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancées whom they have never seen.[4][5]"

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