The ArgusBrighton MP and David Cameron mock UKIP and its Shipping Forecast during PMQs (From The Argus)

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Brighton MP and David Cameron mock UKIP and its Shipping Forecast during PMQs

The Argus: Simon Kirby Simon Kirby

Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby poked fun at Nigel Farage by referencing a viral fake UKIP Shipping Forecast during today's Prime Minister's Question Time.

The satirical forecast mocks the party's now-suspended councillor David Silvester's claim that the recent UK storms were caused by gay marriage. 

The Radio 4 style skit says: "There are warnings of gays in Viking, Forties, southeast Iceland and Bongo Bongo land."

Today, Mr Kirby asked David Cameron: "I'm very proud to represent a large gay community . . . would you agree Brighton is nearly always sunny?"

Mr Cameron replied that he agreed that Brighton has a unique micro climate, and suggested we should get a place on the shipping forecast between Dover and Wight every morning. 

Click here to listen to the UKIP Shipping Forecast.

David Silvester, a town councillor in Henley, joined UKIP last year after leaving the Conservative Party in protest at the legalisation of same sex marriage.

Despite Mr Kirby's optimism about the Brighton climate, the actual forecast for the coming week is sadly not so cheerful

 

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1:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

PETE OF QUEENS PARK says...

Yes I saw P M question time today and our local MPs comment about UKIP and thought what a waste of time question time is they sound like a load of little kids in a playground at lunchtime and I am fed up with Cameron always giving the same answer for the past 4 years What we inherited from the party opposite its about time if that is the case he should have tried to sort it out by now if he can't come up with any better answers then he should join Kitkat and bugger off.
Yes I saw P M question time today and our local MPs comment about UKIP and thought what a waste of time question time is they sound like a load of little kids in a playground at lunchtime and I am fed up with Cameron always giving the same answer for the past 4 years What we inherited from the party opposite its about time if that is the case he should have tried to sort it out by now if he can't come up with any better answers then he should join Kitkat and bugger off. PETE OF QUEENS PARK
  • Score: 26

1:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

OH DEAR the concervatives are really running scared of UKIP,when a party such as the concervatives know they are losing votes they throw as much dirt at the gaining party as possible.Labour are just as bad in Cumbria in a town called maryport labour got two councillors arrested for what labour claimed was racist remarks.A well known English phrase PAY PEANUTS GET MONKIES was printed in a leaflet not even wrote by the councillors of course the judge threw the case out on the first hearing.When any of the so called three main parties are losing they dish there childish petty dirt.
OH DEAR the concervatives are really running scared of UKIP,when a party such as the concervatives know they are losing votes they throw as much dirt at the gaining party as possible.Labour are just as bad in Cumbria in a town called maryport labour got two councillors arrested for what labour claimed was racist remarks.A well known English phrase PAY PEANUTS GET MONKIES was printed in a leaflet not even wrote by the councillors of course the judge threw the case out on the first hearing.When any of the so called three main parties are losing they dish there childish petty dirt. clubrob6
  • Score: 21

1:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

PETE OF QUEENS PARK wrote:
Yes I saw P M question time today and our local MPs comment about UKIP and thought what a waste of time question time is they sound like a load of little kids in a playground at lunchtime and I am fed up with Cameron always giving the same answer for the past 4 years What we inherited from the party opposite its about time if that is the case he should have tried to sort it out by now if he can't come up with any better answers then he should join Kitkat and bugger off.
I watched it too,the concervatives know UKIP is gaining strength so our local MP instead of raising important local issues uses the valuable opertunity to make himself and Cameron look like childish fools.
[quote][p][bold]PETE OF QUEENS PARK[/bold] wrote: Yes I saw P M question time today and our local MPs comment about UKIP and thought what a waste of time question time is they sound like a load of little kids in a playground at lunchtime and I am fed up with Cameron always giving the same answer for the past 4 years What we inherited from the party opposite its about time if that is the case he should have tried to sort it out by now if he can't come up with any better answers then he should join Kitkat and bugger off.[/p][/quote]I watched it too,the concervatives know UKIP is gaining strength so our local MP instead of raising important local issues uses the valuable opertunity to make himself and Cameron look like childish fools. clubrob6
  • Score: 25

2:10pm Wed 22 Jan 14

rayellerton says...

resort to insults and you lose the argument and credibility...it applies to Parliament and websites equally....
resort to insults and you lose the argument and credibility...it applies to Parliament and websites equally.... rayellerton
  • Score: 21

2:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

milehi6854 says...

Perhaps we should get this Conservative Member's intentions clear. His 'support' for a new hospital to be constructed on the present site of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern road Brighton has had it's funding blocked many times by his conservative party. Now he campaigns to get it built. I forecast here and now that it is a done deal when the Tories are closer to the General Election, and some will say it was all down to him! The Tories will never change, never have and never will.
Perhaps we should get this Conservative Member's intentions clear. His 'support' for a new hospital to be constructed on the present site of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern road Brighton has had it's funding blocked many times by his conservative party. Now he campaigns to get it built. I forecast here and now that it is a done deal when the Tories are closer to the General Election, and some will say it was all down to him! The Tories will never change, never have and never will. milehi6854
  • Score: 14

4:10pm Wed 22 Jan 14

tykemison says...

Ha, ha, ha, ha! Nothing like mocking an opposition member of parliament eh dave, who cares about real issues affecting the people who did not elect you to serve as PM, jeez.
Ha, ha, ha, ha! Nothing like mocking an opposition member of parliament eh dave, who cares about real issues affecting the people who did not elect you to serve as PM, jeez. tykemison
  • Score: 11

4:53pm Wed 22 Jan 14

anonymous coward says...

Moan, moan, moan.

I'm not a fan of the Tories but kudos to Kirby for his statement.

He could have made some long-winded and dry comment stating his dislike of religous-fundamental
ism, anti-science, homophobia and outrageous stupidity but instead he made a nice little joke.
Moan, moan, moan. I'm not a fan of the Tories but kudos to Kirby for his statement. He could have made some long-winded and dry comment stating his dislike of religous-fundamental ism, anti-science, homophobia and outrageous stupidity but instead he made a nice little joke. anonymous coward
  • Score: -6

4:55pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ourcoalition says...

HEADLINE - KIRBY AND CAMERON HAVE SENSE OF HUMOUR!!!

A pair of right wing idiots making fun of an even more right wing racist party.

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.........

Except I don't hear much laughter from the 99%, losing out under this Government. All I see is Mr Smug (real name Osborne) doing nothing about his mates, the bankers and hedge funds, who got us into this mess in the first place. How they must be laughing........at us!!!
HEADLINE - KIRBY AND CAMERON HAVE SENSE OF HUMOUR!!! A pair of right wing idiots making fun of an even more right wing racist party. Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle......... Except I don't hear much laughter from the 99%, losing out under this Government. All I see is Mr Smug (real name Osborne) doing nothing about his mates, the bankers and hedge funds, who got us into this mess in the first place. How they must be laughing........at us!!! ourcoalition
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

Shows how sad they are cant think of ways to sort the uk give all the money away let in loads of people for the hard working tax payers to pay for and live well here in uk . well im all for UKIP mate as fed up of fools like you. Some silly things are said in all parties best being the greens with banning pink bikes for girls but think UKIP will look after uk people better.
Shows how sad they are cant think of ways to sort the uk give all the money away let in loads of people for the hard working tax payers to pay for and live well here in uk . well im all for UKIP mate as fed up of fools like you. Some silly things are said in all parties best being the greens with banning pink bikes for girls but think UKIP will look after uk people better. angrymonkey
  • Score: 9

6:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

angrymonkey wrote:
Shows how sad they are cant think of ways to sort the uk give all the money away let in loads of people for the hard working tax payers to pay for and live well here in uk . well im all for UKIP mate as fed up of fools like you. Some silly things are said in all parties best being the greens with banning pink bikes for girls but think UKIP will look after uk people better.
On one point yes this government is giving BILLIONS away in foreign aid,even to countries that have there own space programme.But what did CAMERON do to help the victims of floods in the UK he pledged £7M just pennies,if the same thing happened abroad he would be sending hundreds of millions.Not only that when flood victims phoned government departments and councils for help they were greeted with a answer phone as it was holiday time and no emergency measures were in place.Im also voting UKIP,our local MP and CAMERON know they are losing votes that's why the childish petty public schoolboy tacktics are coming out but its backfiring as I have not seen one comment in favour of the Kemptown MP who wasted the opertunity to bring real local issues up.But the funding for the RSCH wont be announced to just before an election that's the way torys play.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: Shows how sad they are cant think of ways to sort the uk give all the money away let in loads of people for the hard working tax payers to pay for and live well here in uk . well im all for UKIP mate as fed up of fools like you. Some silly things are said in all parties best being the greens with banning pink bikes for girls but think UKIP will look after uk people better.[/p][/quote]On one point yes this government is giving BILLIONS away in foreign aid,even to countries that have there own space programme.But what did CAMERON do to help the victims of floods in the UK he pledged £7M just pennies,if the same thing happened abroad he would be sending hundreds of millions.Not only that when flood victims phoned government departments and councils for help they were greeted with a answer phone as it was holiday time and no emergency measures were in place.Im also voting UKIP,our local MP and CAMERON know they are losing votes that's why the childish petty public schoolboy tacktics are coming out but its backfiring as I have not seen one comment in favour of the Kemptown MP who wasted the opertunity to bring real local issues up.But the funding for the RSCH wont be announced to just before an election that's the way torys play. clubrob6
  • Score: 3

11:03pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Alison Smith says...

Brighton Labour Party must be hating this story. Simon Kirby MP gets so much positive publicity on BBC News, ITV News, C4, G-Scene, PinkNews. So they post sad little comments in The Argus! Well done Simon.
Brighton Labour Party must be hating this story. Simon Kirby MP gets so much positive publicity on BBC News, ITV News, C4, G-Scene, PinkNews. So they post sad little comments in The Argus! Well done Simon. Alison Smith
  • Score: 2

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