Matthew Steeples reviews a Channel 5 documentary about UKIP supporters
On Wednesday night, Channel 5 showed a documentary about UKIP supporters. It was nothing other than predictable.
Beginning with a Folkestone fisherman who lamented how Europe is destroying his industry, the programme shared the perspectives of an array of UKIP supporters. Amongst them were the bizarre and the ridiculous and aside from an Indian businessman and a surprisingly (reasonably) rational Henry Hopwood-Phillips, the participants were enough to make those that watched these bile-fuelled lunatics want to quit Britain for good.
One, who only gave his name as DW, was a self-appointed philosopher from Isleworth. He told viewers that he believed “Hitler was the Jewish Messiah” and in sharing his thoughts on art, surmised:
“Piccasso – crap, Rothko – crap; that abomination that is Tate Modern, I’d blow that place to fucking pieces… I painted a picture of Hitler’s mother because it is just a bit odd. I’ll expect £50,000 for it. That’s art”.
His take on unemployment naturally centred on blaming immigrants and of industrial progress, he added: “We do have machines to do the dirty work but we don’t call them machines, we have Poles”.
Another, Jill, a “bondage enthusiast and believer in angels” from Poole in Dorset, told the camera that she considers Nigel Farage to be “sent by God”:
“He was sent by God and God says when an enemy comes against you – like a massive flood – he sends someone to protect you and Nigel Farage is sent to protect against the EU… He wants to stop this foreign invasion and get rid of this German army”.
“What Nigel will do by getting us out of the EU is to stop their plans to microchip our people with their scanners, barcoders, computers. I think the EU have got the machines set up and they’ve got death vans. And I think they’ll be sent to houses, workplaces and they’ll say receive the microchip or be killed. So off with your head and that’s when things start getting unpleasant”.
Jill went on to share her take on cosmetic surgery and even suggested that she should be offered a job in government:
“I would love a cabinet position as head of bondage. It’s my hobby and I do enjoy it, it’s all role-play and froth, it’s a natural English phenomenon to like it”.
“I do think that Nigel Farage has bought a new era and openness to England where we can be more open about our needs to have our bottoms spanked”.
“I have been a nurse most of my life, I have my views about the NHS. I think people who need big breasts, who need their nose done, should receive help from the state. I think Nigel should look into this. I want big breasts. I have seen my surgeon and I am going to have implants. I think I should get them on the NHS. It’s very, very important. Nigel could get a higher womens’ vote by bringing that into play. Absolutely”.
With a further bias towards including participants from Kent, Roget from Dover was another interviewee. His views on paedophiles was very much of the “hang ‘em, flog ‘em and shoot ‘em” school and in commenting on what he’d do with sexual offenders, he attempted to reason with those who hadn’t already turned off. Roget remarked:
“I am supporting UKIP because I believe they’ll put England first. There should be a level that says you take a childrens’ [sic] life, you rape a woman, you must lose your life. Not be put in prison to be looked after. Preposterous. That can’t happen”.
“Paedophiles do not deserve to live. If a child needs an operation and if there’s no donor those people should be put up, tested and if there’s a match, I’m sorry they should be disposed of and their organs given to that child. They’ve abused their right to carry on in our society”.
Stella from Leicester provided an especially fine example of a UKIP supporter. Sat in her squalid council house, this gay mother of four shared her thoughts on multiculturalism. Her views were simple:
“I’m not racist but no one knows what the English language is anymore… If you close your eyes, you don’t what country you are in any more. You’ve got Somalians, South Africans, Iraqs [sic]… I’m not racist but if you are from Pakistan, you are classed as a Paki. If you call a fat person fat, just ignore it… If you call a black person black, you can get done for that but if you call a ginger person a ‘ginger tosser’, you can… I’d just say piss off back to your own country… I just hope there’s no racism in UKIP as that is just wrong”.
Whilst another participant – who claimed he “pisses purple” –argued that UKIP supporters are “absolutely normal”, this show was 45 minutes of nutjobs and crackpots. Farage Fans & UKIP Lovers provided nothing but justification for not voting for UKIP.
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