After UKIP favourite Steven Woolfe failed to get on to the leadership ballot in the quest to succeed Nigel “Thirsty” Farage at UKIP, the discontent among the batshit collective otherwise known as Breitbart London spilled over into public view. Farage’s devoted former sidekick Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam was in a vengeful mood. This meant only one thing, and that thing was to smear the opposition.
Another unsavoury sleazebag airs his views
Kassam, who has previously called himself a “Goldwater Conservative” - which means, more or less, that he talks out of his arse - has decided to brief against anyone and everyone in and around UKIP who has incurred his displeasure, as well as leak to his pals at the Guido Fawkes blog, while talking up an EGM to resolve Woolfe’s problem.
Who would be first for the smearing iron? “Now a petition to suspend @NeilUKIP is approaching 1000 signatures” he declared, rightly identifying Neil “A Liar And A Cheat” Hamilton as a problem for the Kippers. But Hamilton (with the formidable Christine, as ever, encouraging him) has already been allowed in. Bit late now.
Still, he could always get journalists to listen to him, even Michael Crick of Channel 4, who ought to have known better. Crick reported “Ex-Farage adviser Raheem Kassam on Woolfe decision: ‘It's gonna collapse everything. You've got party members burning membership cards’”. In Ray’s dreams they’re burning membership cards, perhaps.
Still, there was a fallback option, and that was, to no surprise at all, to recall Mr Thirsty to the party leadership, provided they could find which bar he was propping up. “62 Per Cent Want Farage Back At UKIP's Helm in LBC Leadership Poll” he declared. 62 per cent? Most voters couldn’t care less. UKIP is rapidly becoming a joke party.
But Kassam was clearly undeterred, and Retweeted a number of UKIP figures who were in favour of that EGM that he told the Fawkes rabble was going to happen, honestly. Councillors Jack Duffin in Thurrock and Victoria Ayling in Lincolnshire agreed that this was the way forward, as did MEP Jill Seymour. But then, Ms Seymour thinks HS2 is an EU project (it’s not), and believes Andrew Gilligan’s scare stories about it (wrong).
Undeterred, on ploughed Ray, to his first purpose-made smear, which is against leadership hopeful Lisa Duffy, another Councillor, and chief of staff to hack-turned-MEP Patrick “Lunchtime” O’Flynn. Ms Duffy has committed the heinous sin of once working at TK Maxx: “Interestingly, @lisaduffy1968's former TK Maxx colleagues are sharing stories of her online. Include ‘forged payroll’ allegations & more!” sniggered Kassam.
Would Sir care to pony up a little evidence for this claim? Well, yes he would, but this is as lame as might be expected. He’s found someone who says “I worked with Lisa Duffy when I was 16 and had a Saturday job in TK Maxx. She is every bit as terrible a human being as you would imagine. Probably worse”. D’you think Ms Duffy might not even be considering quaking in her boots at that kind of amateurish drivel?
Raheem Kassam is still a shit of the lowest order. And his smearing will get him and his cause precisely nowhere. So no change there, then.