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Wednesday 14 May 2014

UKIP – Our Critics Are Retards

There are some words that are so charged that they are not in polite use, and one such is retard. But some activists, and at least two candidates, for Nigel “Thirsty” Farage and his fellow saloon bar propper-uppers at UKIP have hit on a brilliant wheeze for getting round this: they just use a derivation of “retard” instead. This practice has been going on for some months now.
So, given that the first instance of a Kipper using the R-word in its modified but still rather obvious form was last October, Nige and his pals cannot claim that this is a minor aberration. And the way the UKIP faithful have adapted “retard”? Simples. They change it to “leftard”, to mean, well, anyone from the mythical “LibLabCon” that they don’t like. But they’re not saying “retard”. Honest.
This singularly unpleasant strain of abuse appears to have been inaugurated late last year, as one UKIP follower took exception to the replies of a BBC Question Time panel (some things never change): “Quotes from Caroline #leftard Flint tonight [Question Time] Labour [and] Milibrain standing up for ... cost of living crisis [yawn yawn]”. Yes, folks struggling to pay the bills is so boring to the average Kipper.
But the practice has really kicked off in the past fortnight, with a UKIP supporter – who, it should be noted, also backs the EDL and BNP to be on the safe side – observing “Severe case of Mad Cow Disease at the Observer as #Leftard journo excuses Halal cruelty. Abhorrent”.
And one Kipper who has been out campaigning for his Party, Jason Hellawell from somewhere in Kirklees, has joined in: “#leftard #Labour supporter called me a sheep for voting UKIP, so voting for a new up and coming party, not the establishment makes me sheep”. If you say so. It also makes him the purveyor of the nastiest kind of abuse, but there’s worse to come.
Because there are UKIP candidates also indulging in the practice, among their number Khalid Khan from Barnet, who has Tweeted “White middle class #leftard protestors yelling ‘racist’ at Black Asian and Ethnic UKIP candidates including me today”. Doesn’t justify your response, though, does it?
And observing the same demonstration, David Coburn, who is bidding to be a UKIP MEP for Scotland, responded to Khan by telling “Here is our #LibLabCon #Leftard this time with his Ipad. Hilarious what a totally fake demonstrator?” because in UKIP land, having an Ipad disqualifies you from joining in. Or something like that.

So being a UKIP candidate means you can kick your opponents by calling them retards. So long, that is, as you make it sound different. Stay classy, Farage fringe.


Shawlrat said...

I have an IPad - proud to be #leftard

Arnold said...

Kiptards will stoop to anything.

Richard Gadsden said...

Have you ever read The Register?

Freetards, paytards, appletards, etc.

Pretty serious IT news site.

Jollyg said...

Bunch of tossards...

Steve Cheney said...

It's weird: there are so many more creative insults that explicitly reference people's uselessness or stupidity, without cruel allusions to minorities.

Like "human toilet", for example.

Example of usage: "Dave Coburn's mouth is a human toilet."

Anonymous said...

Nigel Farage (EX TORY).
Stuart Wheeler (EX TORY).
David Silvester (EX TORY).
Mark Reckless (EX TORY).
Douglas Carswell (EX TORY). Bye Bye LOL.
Paul Richard Oakden (EX TORY).
Bill Etheridge (EX TORY).
Roger Helmer (EX TORY).
Janice Atkinson (EX TORY).
Neil Hamilton (EX TORY).
William Legge ( EX TORY).
Mike Taylor (EX TORY).
Jean Taylor (EX TORY).
Michael McCabe (EX TORY).
Peter Rodberg (EX TORY),
David Campbell.Bannerman (EX TORY).
David Meacock (EX TORY).
Michael Skeels (EX TORY).
Dawn Skeels (EX TORY).
Steve St Clair-Haslam (EX TORY).
Eric Munday (EX TORY).
Caroline Jones (EX TORY).
Chris Smart (EX TORY).
Suzanne Evans (EX TORY).
Richard Hilton (EX TORY).
Richard Barnes (EX TORY).
Paul Oakley (EX TORY).
Alexander Fermor.Hesketh (EX TORY).
Edward Board (EX TORY).
Ben Walker (EX TORY).
Ed Rose (EX TORY).
Will Davison (EX TORY).
Jim Tucker (EX TORY).
Chris Neal (EX TORY).
Mel Molyneux (EX TORY).
Chris Lagdon (EX TORY).
Ron ScrIvens (EX TORY).
Ian Molyneux (EX TORY).
Paul BeIlls (EX TORY).
Graham Dawson (EX TORY).
Lee Gilroy (EX TORY).
Karl Williamson (EX TORY).
David Sprason (EX TORY).
Michael Read (EX TORY).
Terry Goodman (EX TORY).
Edward Griffin (EX TORY).
Stuart Mutton (EX TORY).
Brian Silvaster (EX TORY).
Tim Aker (EX TORY).
Jacqui Baxter (EX TORY).
Caroline Dyos (EX TORY).
Bob Spink (EX TORY). You might remember him as the candiate emailing everyone that if you stand as Ukip you get paid for doing NOTHING!

Paul Nuttall (EX TORY).
first stood as a Tory back in 2002.