The independent gay MEP Nikki Sinclaire, who was expelled from Ukip for refusing to sit with Northern League colleagues in the European parliament, told the Observer that Ukip was still \”without a doubt homophobic\”.
Yes Nikki, we all worked very hard to get you elected. Which we managed.
How very, very, homophobic of us. From memory, something like half the phonebank team in London were gay. A press officer was the gay rights officer when at university. Our leading candidate in the NE is gay and we nearly got him elected too.
And, err, refusing to sit with the Northern League wasn\’t quite it, was it?
In fact, our portion of Teh Gayers in those who could possibly have got elected (ie, top 20 or so on the various lists) was rather higher than the portion of said Gayers in the total population. Some 10% as against the population number of around 3%.
Such, such, devastating evidence of homophobia I think you\’ll all agree.
And do note that Polish allegation: There\’s an anti-gay (and anti-semitic) bloke over in Poland. Who has some links with some Polish MEPs. Those Polish MEPs are in a grouping with UKIP. Thus UKIP must be anti-gay.
Can\’t quite see it myself. The Tories were in a grouping with Berlusconi\’s lot: I don\’t think that means that we can claim Cameron is in favour of paying underage Moroccans for sex really. The UK\’s Greens are in the alliance with the Pirate Party. I don\’t think we can therefore claim that Caroline Lucas is in favour of the torrenting of porn. The Labour Party\’s in with the German Socialists: that does indeed mean that Ed Miliband likes fat German socialists like the appalling Martin Schultz of course.
This is guilt by a very, very tenuous association.