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UKIP conspiracy theorists blame Jo Cox’s death on pro-EU hitmen

posted by: David Lawrence | on: Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 17:12


Whilst UKIP are busy accusing the Remain campaign of politicising the tragic death of Jo Cox MP last Thursday, UKIP’s Bury, Lancashire branch have made the appalling suggestion that Cox was murdered by pro-EU interests.

A theory being promulgated amongst conspiracy theorists within the Brexit campaign points to the “striking similarities” between the deaths of Jo Cox and Ann Lindh, the pro-Euro former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Lindh was stabbed to death in 2003, three days before Sweden voted on whether to join the Euro. Some conspiracy theorists have claimed Lindh was murdered by vested interests in an unsuccessful bid to mobilise public outrage and sway the vote in favour of joining the Euro.

Parallels are being drawn by likeminded crackpots to the murder of Cox, suggesting that she was similarly assassinated in order to deliberately suspend the Brexit debate and slow the momentum of the Leave campaign.

A post currently being shared by conspiracy theorist. The post erroneously states that Sweden adopted the Euro in 2003 – Sweden in fact rejected the Euro.

A post currently being shared by conspiracy theorist. The post erroneously states that Sweden adopted the Euro in 2003 – Sweden in fact rejected the Euro.

The below post, shared on UKIP’s Bury branch Facebook page, echoes these assertions and makes direct links between Cox’s and Lindh’s deaths.

Linked in the post is a video entitled “Striking similarities between the deaths of MP Jo Cox and Swedish Minister Anna Lindh”, featuring a talk by right-wing politician François Asselineau, leader of the French party Union Populaire Républicaine. Asselineau compares Lindh’s killer Mijailo Mijailović to Lee Harvey Oswald and calls him “a man pulled out of a hat” by Lindh’s pro-Euro assassins. Asselineau is widely regarded as a conspiracy theorist in France.

A commenter on the post wonders if the murder was “Planned at the Bilderberg group? The NWO [New World Order]?”, before somehow tying it to a wider Muslim conspiracy involving Barrack Obama.

Other Brexiters on the far right have drawn the same wild conclusions from Cox’s murder. Below is an assortment of tweets calling the murder a “False flag”. Joining this chorus is Jack Buckby the far-right party Liberty GB and the sole contester of Cox’s seat in Batley and Spen.

By blaming the murders of Cox and Lindh on pro-EU hitmen, the Ukippers spouting this conspiracy are blatantly – and hypocritically – politicising both deaths for the Brexit cause.

 Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Bitter Accusations Flying in UKIP’s Cornish Branch

posted by: David Lawrence | on: Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 11:02


UKIP’s vandalised “Vote to Leave” signs (Photos: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/s-trashed-vote-leave-signs-near-falmouth/story-29362586-detail/story.html)

UKIP’s vandalised “Vote to Leave” signs (Photos: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/s-trashed-vote-leave-signs-near-falmouth/story-29362586-detail/story.html)

As the Brexit debate continues to sour, accusations are being hurled within UKIP’s gaffe-prone Cornwall branch. The below exchange shows St Ives Branch Chairman, Stuart Guppy, accusing a former Chairman of petty vandalism after several of UKIP’s “Vote to Leave” signs were destroyed near Falmouth.

Bitter exchange of emails between St Ives Chairman Stuart Guppy and a former UKIP Chairman in Cornwall

Bitter exchange of emails between St Ives Chairman Stuart Guppy and a former UKIP Chairman in Cornwall

Guppy is a UKIP veteran and has been awarded a medal by them for his 20 years service in St Ives. The ex- Chairman at the receiving end of Guppy’s blame is understood to have resigned following concerns about racist currents within the St Ives branch under Guppy’s leadership. This included a series of severely antisemitic tweets emanating from the Ukip St Ives & Scilles twitter account in which Jewish people are described as being “not quite fit for purpose” due to “medical deficiency”, which was followed by anapparent bungled cover-up.

These anti-Semitic tweets are understood to have sparked infighting in UKIP’s Cornish leadership

These anti-Semitic tweets are understood to have sparked infighting in UKIP’s Cornish leadership

UKIP previously came under scrutiny in Cornwall when Rosie Ward became the youngest ever UKIP Chairman taking control of the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle branch. The appointment proved controversial as Ward has previously been a columnist for the “Culturalism” blog of far-right extremist Jack Buckby, who has recently announced his plans to contest Jo Cox’s former seat with the far-right party Liberty GB. A UKIP insider has informed us that Guppy was Ward’s “entry point” into the party.

UKIP once hailed Cornwall as a success story after they topped the 2014 European Elections vote with 37% and retained their six councillors in the 2013 local elections. However this boasting has been replaced by a quiet embarrassment following these controversies and subsequent walk outs by their councillors; as of Mark Hick’s resignation in April 2016 just two of their six elected councillors remain. The petty finger-pointing over vandalised signs is further evidence of the chaos currently reigning in Cornwall.

 Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments

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UKIP continue their overbearing sensitivity

posted by: Sarah Archibald | on: Monday, 20 June 2016, 16:22


Another who cares not who he offends with stupidity

Another who cares not who he offends with stupidity

Whilst the nation expresses its disgust at the brutal murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, some just cannot stop themselves from spewing their hatred and attempting to deflect and undermine her horrific murder.

Attached is a post made yesterday on social media by Lee Harris, UKIP’s county council candidate for Shotton and South Hetton last year.

No end to UKIP's bitter hatred of a decent society

No end to UKIP's bitter hatred of a decent society

It is hard to understand what motivates anyone, let alone someone who seeks to be an elected representative, to espouse such hateful views.

Harris has described Jo Cox's views as "cancerous to this nation" and suggests there is some kind of conspiracy afoot. This sort of vile language from UKIP is the very sort of vile language and behaviour the House of Commons came together today to condemn.

I wonder of UKIP will choose to condemn it aswell?

He didn't poll very well

He didn't poll very well

He didn't poll very well

He didn't poll very well

 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Farage's day out with the EDL

posted by: Sarah Archibald | on: Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 21:11


Farage: Desperately proud of the company he keeps

Farage: Desperately proud of the company he keeps

The 'Out' campaign has been under fire recently for allowing their campaign to be hijacked by neo-nazis.

Today, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Bexley, south London. He seemed very happy to demand that we 'take our country back' even allowing himself to be photographed with and then tweeting the photos of some of those who helped UKIP campaign.

And my, didn't it make for interesting viewing! With Nigel today were Wayne "Scrooge" a well known English Defence League (EDL) activist, another EDL activist James Pudderfoot and also our old friend, Roger Firth, one of the most senior figures in the racist and violent English Defence League (EDL).

Firth: Directing racists through Rotherham earlier this month

Firth: Directing racists through Rotherham earlier this month

As well as also now being one of the head stewards for Stephen Lennon's anti-Muslim Pegida group, Woolwich based Firth is also infamous for being sent to prison for his part in an Asian gambling syndicate's attempt to sabotage Premiership football matches by causing floodlights to fail during games.

Prior to the EDL, Firth was a lead member of an even more moronic and violent group, the English National Alliance.

Firth was up in Rotherham earlier this month with Lennon, who was trying to stir more trouble in the Yorkshire town.

What nice company Nigel continues to keep.

 Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments

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National Socialising with UKIP

posted by: David Lawrence | on: Friday, 10 June 2016, 12:43


From left to (appropriately) far right: EFDD/UKIP staffer Daniel Paddock, ADDE/IDDE staffer Laura Henderson, EFDD/UKIP staffer David McClure, EFDD/UKIP Acting Chief of Staff Jamie Illingworth, EFDD/UK

From left to (appropriately) far right: EFDD/UKIP staffer Daniel Paddock, ADDE/IDDE staffer Laura Henderson, EFDD/UKIP staffer David McClure, EFDD/UKIP Acting Chief of Staff Jamie Illingworth, EFDD/UK

It is no longer a secret that in Brussels, away from the watching eye of the British public, UKIP has allied itself with an assortment of far-right parties within their group, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD), in order to secure lucrative EU group funding.

Nigel Farage has long attempted to shrug off their unsavoury alliances with Holocaust deniers and xenophobes as politics making for “strange bedfellows”.

However, emerging evidence reveals a social as well as political relationship between key UKIP figures and toxic far-right elements within the EFDD.

Pictured above is Carl Joel Ankar, formerly of the extreme-right Sweden Democrats, enjoying a drink with key UKIP organisers Jamie Illingworth and Francesca Howard. The jolly scene was uploaded as EFDD/UKIP staffer David McClure’s Facebook cover photo on 29 May 2016.

The Sweden Democrats is a far-right party that had to ban members from wearing Nazi uniforms to their meetings in 1996.

Ankar has a documented history of virulent racism and has been the subject of two separate official European Parliament (EP) investigations whilst working for the Sweden Democrats within the EFDD.

Ankar was first investigated by European Parliament authorities following comments made on the hate website Flashback in which he called his former teacher “Jewish swine”, expressed support for apartheid and blamed domestic abuse victims for their “inability to absorb verbal criticism”. He has also written online that he trained to be a lawyer in order to better prosecute “leftish muppets and crooked Jews”.

A second investigation was filed in November 2015 after Ankar allegedly labelled UKIP’s ethnic minority policy advisor, Sarinder Joshua Duroch, an “untermensch” – a Nazi epithet for those so “subhuman” that warrant extermination.

Ankar was recently sacked from his position as assistant to EFDD member Kristina Winberg MEP under pressure from the Swedish press after his track record was exposed.

Jamie Illingworth, pictured centre right, is reportedly such a trusted advisor that he works directly out of Farage’s office in Brussels and has access to his EP email account.

Francesca Howard, second right, is understood to work closely with Deputy Secretary-General Aurelie Laloux (described by former UKIP insiders as “the real boss” for UKIP in the EP) and is considered a “key instrument”, responsible for the dissemination of all Parliamentary briefs.

Given their role within UKIP one could question the wisdom of posing for a photo with a man of Ankar’s reputation.

“I knew there were unsavoury characters” said a former UKIP advisor in Brussels, “but it became clear quite quickly that a good proportion of UKIP members were socialising with members of the very hardcore far-right. Ankar was looked up to as a sort of leader by some young UKIP members.”

Indeed, Ankar has also been proudly displayed as the Facebook cover photo of UKIP press officer Alistair Earl Harrison alongside Liam Porter, Chief of Staff to UKIP MEP James Carver.

That even the Sweden Democrats have rejected Ankar whilst UKIP staff continue to openly socialise with him displays a deep lack of judgement and reveals an alarming influence on UKIP in the European Parliament.

Left to right: Alistair Earl Harrison, Liam Porter and Carl Joel Ankar on Harrison’s Facebook page

Left to right: Alistair Earl Harrison, Liam Porter and Carl Joel Ankar on Harrison’s Facebook page

 Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments