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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Stoke - Paul Nuttall Losing It

The campaign by UKIP’s new leader Paul Nuttall, the “Bad Bootle Meff”, to win a parliamentary seat by entering the contest for the Stoke on Trent Central by-election, may have seemed a good idea at the time, but it is now becoming clear that his campaign has progressed not necessarily to his advantage. Bookies are no longer making him the favourite to succeed Tristram Hunt, and the locals remain to be convinced.
An' then I just pointed the gun like this, er, like ...

After he and his predecessor Nigel “Thirsty” Farage had suffered the ignominy of an egg-throwing attack, Nuttall went on the door knock around the constituency. This, too, did not go well, with one resident telling “I’m from Stoke and this clown just knocked [on] my door. It took me about 4 minutes to (calmly and respectfully) destroy every weak, sensationalist, unjustifiably [hyperbolic] point he made until he had no more arguments left to make and resorted to just calling me a ‘loony leftie’”. Way to go, Kippers!
It got worse: Nuttall was then invited to appear on 6 Towns Radio. Now, having tried to pretend he was a local at heart, and seeing the name of the radio station, you might think he would have anticipated the first question - could he name the Six Towns that make up the Potteries (Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton)?
Sadly, Nuttall’s local credentials did not extend to knowing the basics about being, er, local. His parading around in Tweeds like the local squire was also not cutting the mustard. So he has been reduced to, once more, playing the victim. As the Guardian has reported, “The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, has moved house because of fears for his personal safety, the party has said”. What, moved from the house he wasn’t living in in the first place?
It seems so: “Paul Oakden, Ukip’s chairman, said on Saturday that Nuttall’s house in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where the Ukip leader is standing in the forthcoming byelection, had been targeted after the address was shared on social media”. One enterprising Tweeter alleged “A #StokeCentral Rozzer source says @UKIP @PaulNuttallukip's claim of harassment & threats at his 'home' is ‘fantasy’”.
That may be speculation, but after Nuttall’s claims about playing football for Tranmere Rovers (he didn’t), and suggesting he had a Ph.D (he doesn’t), the possibility of further creativity on the UKIP leader’s part could not be discounted. Nor could the suspicion that Nuttall was being seriously economical with the actualité when he claimed that he had been at the fateful FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in April 1989.
Nuttall, with his customary subtlety, said “only ‘scum of the earth’ would suggest this was not true”, but as the Guardian has again reported, “After he added in a newspaper interview last weekend that he did not like to talk about the disaster, the Hillsborough Families Support Group questioned why he had never offered any support, while others who knew him at the time say they have no recollection of him saying he was present during the disaster”. Enquiries will continue. And Michael Crick may be back.

Paul Nuttall’s Stoke campaign is showing signs of coming apart. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving unprincipled, intolerant, ignorant, lying and carpetbagging SOB.

14 comments:

SteveB said...

judging by some of the comments on both LFC and Everton discussion boards the Stoke address may not be the only one he has to change!! In the meantime it will be interesting to see how much council tax he pays in Stoke.

Is it too early to start a book on when Nigel will return to the temporary leaders role.......

Anonymous said...

Tristram Hunt? Was he local?

Had he EVER in his life been to Stoke before parachuting into a safe seat.

Then he flounced off to run a museum in London. Had enough of Stoke fairly quickly...

Stephen said...

Anonymous - Hunt didn't claim any different, did he?

asquith said...

Tristram achieved more for the city than you ever have or will, 17:59.

I live in Stoke (though in Stoke North, so I won't be eligible for this by election) and if Paul Nuttall wants to find out about us he can start with a thorough look at the museum and a reading of Arnold Bennett, you can't go wrong with it.

SteveB said...

asquith, was all going well until you mentioned Arnold. Didn't he write a book about the FIVE Towns?

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

Nuttall (great name for a right-wing thug, that) probably thinks that Arnold Bennett is cockney rhyming slang for something.
Next interview, ask him what 'sovereignty' actually is, what it looks like when 'we' get it back, and can he spell it.

Robert Smith said...

The fact that Nuttall's address in Stoke had been shared on social media is a red herring . Michael Crick mentioned the actual address in at least one of his C4 News reports on the matter. It is also a matter of public record , since it was on the er... nomination paper. Nuttall is playing for sympathy. Snowflake.

Unknown said...

Can you blame him? STOKE is awful

Darren Barratt said...

Kippers always try to be the victim in any interaction with real people. "I'm failing because everyone's against me" is their mantra.

Can you imagine this clown in parliament? :)

Alan Clifford said...

Nuttall is from the dregs of British politics.

But so is Crick.

The two of them show just how low this country has fallen, how much individual and collective pride we have lost.

And how much worse our situation will get until there is a consensus to restore at least a measure of decency.

The current measure was shown in Parliament last week when the tory government refused to take in more child refugees from a conflict they have helped stoke.

That's what we have become: a nation of cold, xenophobic, mean-spirited spivs hooked on fake news, "celebrity," and sports drugs fests. This is a country that wouldn't laugh if it saw a chair walk. As opposed to jeering disguised as "banter."

In context, Nuttall and Crick are mere symptoms of low tribalism.

Anonymous said...

The Liberal Democrat candidate lives in Stoke and was aCouncillor in Stoke. Also an NHS consultant .... now, M'mmm who do i prefer between Dr Ali the Lib Dem or nutella????

Badger said...

Nuttall is in a different league of unrespectability though.

Badger said...

Erm, don't tempt fate!

jebuk2 said...

Who the hell advised Nutter to wear that cap in Stoke? I wear one in rural Warwickshire to keep the rain off, but only an idiot would go looking for votes in an honest, down-to-earth place like Stoke wearing it. Or is he just aping his predecessor and his predecessor's predecessor? Same person, of course, in the revolving door fantasy world of the Kippers.