The unhappy situation at UKIP has led to a most unseemly spat between the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and the Guido Fawkes blog and their former friend Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam, who is now part of the convocation of the irredeemably batshit otherwise known as Breitbart. This has shown the world, if anyone still needed to know, that the lunatic fringe of the Kipper fraternity was a little too sensitive to criticism.
Behold a total meathead
The Fawkes rabble had already posted “Anne Waters Mitty: Strike-Breaking Socialist And Self-Proclaimed ‘Left-Winger’”, telling readers “Waters is the supposedly hard-right, Tommy Robinson-endorsed candidate in the UKIP leadership race. UKIP figures are concerned she is a Walter Mitty character, self-publicist and entryist who has taken a less than credible political journey”. Then they went one better.
Under the heading “Farage Slaps Down Anti-Islam UKIP Candidate”, they doubled down with “Nigel Farage has slapped down UKIP’s anti-Islam leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters and warned members the party would be ‘finished’ if she became leader … Sensible ‘Kippers will listen to Nigel rather than scream that he has joined the establishment. Tough one for the alt-right / Breitbart crowd to take”.
Well, the alt-right and Breitbart crowd weren’t for taking that at all, thank you, and Ms Waters predictably denounced the Fawkes intervention: “Guido Fawkes Blog Spreads Fake News to Smear UKIP Leadership Candidate Anne Marie Waters”. Tommy Robinson’s pet creep Caolan Robertson, that man of the people from very ordinary Chelsea, agreed: “Guido Fawkes is a shitty blog run by establishment cucks, of course they hate AMW”.
Kassam also took exception to Breitbart’s chosen Kipper saviour being treated in this way, posting at the Breitbart site “Guido Fawkes Blog Spreads Fake News to Smear UKIP Leadership Candidate Anne Marie Waters”. Fake News claims again.
There was more: “The Guido Fawkes blog has taken aim at the populist nationalist movement a number of times in previous months … Guido has also taken aim at … Tommy Robinson … comparing him to … Anjem Choudary … After making the comparison, the blog’s Twitter account lost hundreds of followers”.
Those who look in regularly on Zelo Street may remember that Raheem Kassam knows all about Twitter followers - he was caught buying them to make himself look credible. And “call me Ray” has lost none of his brass neck in the meantime: “It is unclear why the Guido Fawkes website opposes opposition to radical Islam, though the site’s traffic is not what it used to be, with many preferring to find their UK political news at newer websites like Rebel Media, and Breitbart”. Yeah, right.
What to read, right-wingers - Borderline Fake News from the Fawkes blog, or proper Fake News from Kassam and the rest of the batshit Breitbarts?
What is certain is that the UKIP lunatic fringe is getting very touchy, and with good reason. The party is dying anyway - all they will do is kill it properly, and rather faster than would have happened had the old guard been in charge. Bring it on - give us all a good laugh.