Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No free speech for conservatives

Not if the Left have their way.  UKIP is a British conservative party, more conservative than the Conservatives

Following shortly on the heels of the disruption of UKIP leader Nigel Farage's visit to Scotland, a group of aggressive protestors sought on Monday night to shout down the eurosceptic party leader at a town hall event in Sussex.

Supporters packed over 400 people into Hove Town Hall on Monday night in order to hear Nigel Farage, but their plans were stalled by a few dozen protestors in the hall, part of a group about 100-strong outside believed to be part of the hard-Left "Unite Against Fascism" (UAF) organisation.

UAF has recently been in the news due to the fact that Woolwich terrorist Michael Adebalojo was filmed giving a hateful and intolerant speech at one of its marches in 2009.

Those who disrupted the event waved European flags and shouted "racist" and "scum" at Farage, who was, according to local reports, met with a large round of applause from the majority of the crowd inside.

Addressing protesters inside the hall, Farage asked: “Why can’t you stay and have a reasonable political debate? Isn’t this kind of behaviour, and the refusal to engage in a democratic process, the very thing you are shouting against?

“If these people believed in democracy they would sit down, listen and have an opportunity to make a counter argument.”

But his presence fuelled tension and fierce opposition outside the building, which was evident when police had to be called to help the UKIP leader leave.



Anonymous said...

"Isn’t this kind of behaviour, and the refusal to engage in a democratic process, the very thing you are shouting against?"

Tolerant of everything except perceived intolerance. Typical liberal thinking.

Anonymous said...

Liberals are only tolerant of their own views. Anything that is different MUST be racist or "hate speech!"

Anonymous said...

Sadly, those on the Right fail to show the same zeal, passion, and aggressive attitude those on the Left are known for showing. And because of that weakness, they will never defeat the Left.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Tolerant of everything except perceived intolerance.

Key word: "perceived"

Stefan v said...

I suspect Farage is a plant. A useful marionette to safely divert the waning conservative minority from actually doing anything to upset the rotten applecart. Farage reminds me of the wrinkled old fellow on the old Fourex ads from the thirties and forties. No, I'm not that old, but I wonder what the folks that are, are thinking about our times.