Friday, August 09, 2013

Reality incorrect again

A senior UKIP politician was recorded telling activists that Britain should not be sending aid to ‘bongo bongo land’.

Godfrey Bloom, a UKIP member of the European Parliament, made the comments at a meeting of supporters last month.  He suggested foreigners used aid to ‘buy Ray-Ban sunglasses’ and ‘apartments in Paris’.

His remarks have emerged in the week his party is due to publish its list of approved candidates for next year’s European elections – at which the party hopes to get the biggest share of the vote.

In the recording leaked to The Guardian he says: ‘How we can possibly be giving a billion pounds a month when we’re in this sort of debt to bongo bongo land is completely beyond me.

‘To buy Ray-Ban sunglasses, apartments in Paris, Ferraris and all the rest of it that goes with most of the foreign aid. F18s for Pakistan. We need a new squadron of F18s. Who’s got the squadrons? Pakistan, where we send the money.’

Two months ago UKIP leader Nigel Farage ensured an Italian MEP was expelled from UKIP’s European alliance for saying a black minister in Italy was part of a ‘government of bongo bongo’ who would want to impose ‘tribal traditions’, and would be better suited as a housekeeper.

Last night a UKIP spokesman said Mr Bloom’s remarks were being ‘discussed right at the very highest level of the party’ while sources close to Mr Farage confirmed disciplinary action against Mr Bloom was being considered.


There is no doubt about where a lot of the aid money goes.  Famously, Peter Bauer said:  "Foreign aid is a way of taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obviously, Mr. Bloom is clearly guilty of being honest and rational. And, in nations that are ruled by political correctness, like the UK and the US, that is a major crime.