Tuesday’s editorial said of UKIP voters “They are understandably sick of professional politicians, and a Britain powerless to control immigration and dictated to by unaccountable Eurocrats”. Then they attempt to rubbish Mr Thirsty and his pals, in the same way the paper used to try and put voters off what was then called the Liberal Party in the 1970s and 80s - it was a “protest vote” that wasn’t worth it.
There could be only one conclusion: “This is racism, pure and simple … It is not racist to worry about the impact of millions of migrants on Britain, as we have argued for years. It IS racist to smear Romanians for being Romanian … Nigel Farage, Ukip leader, did just that”. However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, the Sun has no room to call racism on anyone else, given its past and present behaviour.
Even today, the racist and bigoted are still welcomed by the Sun, and chief among the best-known is professional motormouth Katie Hopkins, whose recent form in this area even taxed the Mail: “A number of anti-Muslim rants were sent from Katie Hopkins' Twitter account last night including one that called Palestinians 'filthy rodents … Tweets from her account also made jokes about Ebola’”.