UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom – Bongo Bongo Land!

From the BBC:

Bongo Bongo Land’: UKIP MEP Bloom told to not to use phrase

The UK Independence Party has asked one of its senior politicians not to use the phrase “Bongo Bongo Land” again, warning that people abroad might find it “disparaging”.

MEP Godfrey Bloom was recorded saying overseas aid was being spent on items like sunglasses and Ferraris.

He also claimed UK aid was spent on fighter planes in Pakistan.

Mr Bloom stood by his comments, but Labour called his language “offensive and narrow-minded”. Read on….

From the Guardian:

Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom criticises aid to ‘bongo bongo land’

Ukip says comments are being discussed at ‘very highest level’ of party after outrage from MPs and campaigners Read on….

Godfrey Bloom’s response:

“I used a term which I subsequently gather under certain circumstances could be interpreted as pejorative.”

5 thoughts on “UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom – Bongo Bongo Land!

  1. People who voted for UKIP are gutted with the remarks it is quite bad.
    Why would a UKIP representative refer to such words which are wrong.
    Will UKIP accept the thing and let people know what they will do with his comments, or are they going carrying on been racist in the party.
    God help people of Rawmarsh that voted for cavin vines, if these are the words of his leader what might be the words of cavin vines.

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  2. Every political party has its ‘wild cards’.
    Labour was distancing itself from John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington in west London, after he praised the “bravery” of the IRA at a commemoration for the hunger striker Bobby Sands in London. The left-wing MP told the event: “It’s about time we started honouring those people involved in the armed struggle.
    God help the people of Hayes and Harlington that voted for John McDonnell if these are the words of their MP.
    Godfrey Bloom is not the leader of UKIP, he is an MEP.

    He did use inappropriate language but his sentiments are echoed in Britain today. For how many more years are we going to keep pouring taxpayers money into failed regimes?
    A genuinely compassionate policy would be ruthless and rapid in its cutting of aid to wasteful and corrupt multilateral organisations like the EU’s aid programme and to cynical and corrupt central and local governments in places like Kenya and Ethiopia. What makes no sense at all is to spend money (as DFID does) on countries like Brazil and Vietnam.
    I’ve met Godfrey on several occasions,he is passionate in defence of and belief in Britain and it is a great pity the HoC is not filled with people with the same beliefs who will stand up for our country and the people who make it great.

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    • Colin
      I want to ask a question you say you you support UKIP, but what is Godfrey issues regarding prostitutes is simply out of order, have you noticed caven vines words are exactly same he is believed to be on the same boat, everytime I come across UKIP supporters, they do not want multiculturalism can you please explain me to me and other people why you don’t want multicultarism in Rotherham as you don’t want to integrate with the different communities of Rotherham, I see cavin vines stating to people he does not want multicultarism don’t you think that is wrong comments as your supporting views of your own leaders contradict your party policy, you say you support leaders like Godfrey what is the next stage going to be of your so called leader is he going to feel the pain or carry on his duties as a racist rant as far I see you support Godfrey,
      If you support him your supporting racism how can you say such a thing about certain community I thought your against immigration now your against certain type of community such as the asain community.
      Colin I am afraid but people are losing faith with UKIP now.

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      • “you say you support UKIP”
        Where did I say that?
        “why you don’t want multicultarism in Rotherham”
        Before you attack me let me ask you if you support RMBC’s racist decision to abduct three young children from a loving foster home.
        Rotherham Borough Council said the children were “not indigenous white British” and that it had concerns about UKIP’s stance on immigration.
        A decision that brought heaps of derision on RMBC. Do you believe Joyce Thacker should keep her job?
        My mother-in-law used to live in Tinsley, it is now practically full of Asian families who have their own schools, a mosque and insist on using their own languages so you tell me who refuses to integrate.
        Why do you Asians insist on being the only immigrants that count in Britain today?
        You are not the only people who chose to settle in Britain. Poles ,Romanians and Russians-to name but three- who live here try very hard to adapt our way of life, why is it so hard for you to do likewise?
        Stop pretending to be a victim and try instead to recognise we offer you a better chance, a better education and a better health service than you have in your own or your parents country of birth.
        I don’t remember seeing a post from you in support of Britain when Lee Rigby was brutally murdered by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale?
        And you call me a racist??

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    • Colin, firstly two wrongs do not make a right. There should be no excusing of Godfrey’s disgusting behaviour, it should just be deplored full stop.

      On the wider issue of foreign aid, I agree that we are far too busy ‘building fires for others’ whilst those who are poverty stricken at home are frankly discarded as either benefit scroungers or ‘they’ve brought it on themselves’. I think this government should lead the way in cutting foreign aid and teaching other countries to become more self sufficient.

      Going back to the UKIP issue and Godfrey, I think too many people are only too ready to bandy around this word ‘racism’ without proper thought or consideration. As far as I’m concerned, Godfrey is a vile man, especially after this episode but I’m not too sure branding him racist is entirely appropriate. Idiot, perhaps? Uncultured?

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