Farage apologises over "ting tong" remark

Nigel Farage

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Nigel Farage has reportedly apologised in person to a Thai woman who was called a "ting tong" by a Ukip MEP.

Janice Atkinson, who represents the South East, was recorded making the comments after meeting constituent Fa Munday, a mobile food seller in Ramsgate, Kent, and her husband Vincent.

Mr Farage told the couple he was "deeply sorry" and "it shouldn't have happened", according to the BBC.

Ukip said the party leader had been invited by Mrs Munday to meet them and was "happy to visit them".

A spokesman said Mr Farage knew Mr Munday from his time as a broker at the London Metal Exchange but refused to confirm what was said during the visit.

Mr Munday, a Ukip supporter, said yesterday that they had been left shocked by Ms Atkinson's "outrageous" comments, which were captured by the BBC team while she spoke to local people and party members in Ramsgate.

She said: "So that was good. We've got Fa who's, I dunno, she's a ting tong from somewhere."

Ms Atkinson insisted the comments were naive rather than malicious and said she was "incredibly sorry" for offending the couple.

She said: "I deeply regret the words I used and am incredibly sorry. It was poor judgment and naivety on my part rather than words spoken with any malice. I am devastated that I have caused hurt and apologise profusely to both Mr and Mrs Munday."

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5:06pm Tue 19 Aug 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: 6

5:13pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Zeta Function says...

The comment is part of the vocabulary of a certain class in this country.

What's outrageous is that they keep getting their people elected.
The comment is part of the vocabulary of a certain class in this country. What's outrageous is that they keep getting their people elected. Zeta Function
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Zeta Function wrote:
The comment is part of the vocabulary of a certain class in this country.

What's outrageous is that they keep getting their people elected.
Perhaps that because many people sympathise with those views?

Perhaps people are sick of being told what they can and cannot say?
[quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: The comment is part of the vocabulary of a certain class in this country. What's outrageous is that they keep getting their people elected.[/p][/quote]Perhaps that because many people sympathise with those views? Perhaps people are sick of being told what they can and cannot say? notslimjim
  • Score: -3

5:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Cyril Bolleaux says...

Good old Nigel. Vote UKIP.
Good old Nigel. Vote UKIP. Cyril Bolleaux
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Gribbet says...

The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake.
The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

Gribbet wrote:
The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake.
@Gribbet - good to see the left-wing green fanboys coming out of their holes and start attacking UKIP (or any other party for that matter).

At least Nigel is doing something about the situation. Of course it took your group of loony-activist conveners (i.e. you don't have any real leaders - do you?) ages to get round to chucking anti-war anti-capitalist racist-calling Ben Duncan out of your party when he became a total embarrassment.

Why don't you reveal more of your anti-capitalist pro-left activist aims?
[quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake.[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - good to see the left-wing green fanboys coming out of their holes and start attacking UKIP (or any other party for that matter). At least Nigel is doing something about the situation. Of course it took your group of loony-activist conveners (i.e. you don't have any real leaders - do you?) ages to get round to chucking anti-war anti-capitalist racist-calling Ben Duncan out of your party when he became a total embarrassment. Why don't you reveal more of your anti-capitalist pro-left activist aims? G Wiley
  • Score: -1

8:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Sussex jim says...

The comment was unfortunate and unacceptable. But, watching this on the TV news last night, I was amazed at how many unconnected people had blown this incident out of all proportion. I can only assume that the BBC had picked out people with anti-UKIP feelings to interview.
The comment was unfortunate and unacceptable. But, watching this on the TV news last night, I was amazed at how many unconnected people had blown this incident out of all proportion. I can only assume that the BBC had picked out people with anti-UKIP feelings to interview. Sussex jim
  • Score: 0

8:34pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Valerie Paynter says...

His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker.
His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker.
Ever thought that her comment might actually encourage people to vote for a party whose members speak their mind?
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker.[/p][/quote]Ever thought that her comment might actually encourage people to vote for a party whose members speak their mind? notslimjim
  • Score: -3

7:59am Wed 20 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

And so Twitter rumbles with faux outrage again.

I would imagine that if asked anonymously, most people really couldn't give a toss. We all judge and stereotype in ordinary life every day, it's completely unavoidable because it's in our nature as humans to do so. The reason we have laws around equality in the first place is partly because without them people would simply go with their prejudices as they did for the previous several million years.....
And so Twitter rumbles with faux outrage again. I would imagine that if asked anonymously, most people really couldn't give a toss. We all judge and stereotype in ordinary life every day, it's completely unavoidable because it's in our nature as humans to do so. The reason we have laws around equality in the first place is partly because without them people would simply go with their prejudices as they did for the previous several million years..... Plantpot
  • Score: 3

8:01am Wed 20 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker.
Loss of credibility with who? UKIP won't get a seat at the next general election because they have few credible people and policies, not because of remarks like this.
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: His apology will not erase her loss of credibility in the face of her expressed throwaway view of people whose race/nationality she can't identify - so refers to as "a ting tong". It's a shocker.[/p][/quote]Loss of credibility with who? UKIP won't get a seat at the next general election because they have few credible people and policies, not because of remarks like this. Plantpot
  • Score: -1

8:08am Wed 20 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

Sussex jim wrote:
The comment was unfortunate and unacceptable. But, watching this on the TV news last night, I was amazed at how many unconnected people had blown this incident out of all proportion. I can only assume that the BBC had picked out people with anti-UKIP feelings to interview.
If I remember correctly, when Princess Diana died it was the dawn of the 24 hour news culture. The newly opened airwaves were filled with speculation (for that's all it was) from reporters and "experts" who in reality had no info to go on whatsoever as the whole thing was locked down tighter than a duck's bum 10ft underwater. And we got this speculation endlessly as the news stations didn't appear to have anything else to offer. Probably because they were still coming to terms with how to gather and present news 24 hours a day.

Prior to 24 hour news services, when the news came on to our screens only a couple of times per day, only items of genuine interest and significance were run. Since the advent of 24 hour news culture, people are so desperate to fill time that the irrelevant becomes massively important as it buys time until the next thing comes along. Hence why so many stories are blown completely out of proportion. IMHO.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: The comment was unfortunate and unacceptable. But, watching this on the TV news last night, I was amazed at how many unconnected people had blown this incident out of all proportion. I can only assume that the BBC had picked out people with anti-UKIP feelings to interview.[/p][/quote]If I remember correctly, when Princess Diana died it was the dawn of the 24 hour news culture. The newly opened airwaves were filled with speculation (for that's all it was) from reporters and "experts" who in reality had no info to go on whatsoever as the whole thing was locked down tighter than a duck's bum 10ft underwater. And we got this speculation endlessly as the news stations didn't appear to have anything else to offer. Probably because they were still coming to terms with how to gather and present news 24 hours a day. Prior to 24 hour news services, when the news came on to our screens only a couple of times per day, only items of genuine interest and significance were run. Since the advent of 24 hour news culture, people are so desperate to fill time that the irrelevant becomes massively important as it buys time until the next thing comes along. Hence why so many stories are blown completely out of proportion. IMHO. Plantpot
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ennuid says...

notslimjim wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others.

The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.[/p][/quote]You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others. The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree? Ennuid
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ennuid says...

notslimjim wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others.

The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.[/p][/quote]You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others. The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree? Ennuid
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Ennuid wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others.

The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?
People make instant judgements about others constantly. It's a natural human reaction, as is racism.

I'm not sure how many racists you've got to know, but a great many of them have the intelligence to know enough about a country or a race in order to make their judgements.

Many of them are employed, too, and have travelled abroad.

In fact, racists are found in every strata of society.
[quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.[/p][/quote]You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others. The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?[/p][/quote]People make instant judgements about others constantly. It's a natural human reaction, as is racism. I'm not sure how many racists you've got to know, but a great many of them have the intelligence to know enough about a country or a race in order to make their judgements. Many of them are employed, too, and have travelled abroad. In fact, racists are found in every strata of society. notslimjim
  • Score: -3

3:03pm Wed 20 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Ennuid wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others.

The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?
http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/national/
11420980.Stars_urge_
more_TV_ethnic_diver
sity/

^^here's some black racists for you.
[quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.[/p][/quote]You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others. The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?[/p][/quote]http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/national/ 11420980.Stars_urge_ more_TV_ethnic_diver sity/ ^^here's some black racists for you. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ennuid says...

notslimjim wrote:
Ennuid wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.
Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.
You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others.

The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?
http://www.theargus.

co.uk/news/national/

11420980.Stars_urge_

more_TV_ethnic_diver

sity/

^^here's some black racists for you.
I don't think there is any question that racism is in some way limited to white people - it isn't. My comments still stand, racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. You can be a white racist idiot and you can be a black racist idiot. Neither is an excuse for the other.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: I have feeling that Nige will be apologising a lot more as the next election approaches and the racists and fruitcakes in his party put their feet in their mouths.[/p][/quote]Being racist isn't illegal, and a great many of the voters will consider themselves to be racist to one degree or another.[/p][/quote]You are correct, being a racist isn't illegal. I do find it pretty depressing though when I come across an out and out racist. They tend to be rather stupid, poorly travelled, either have no job or very poor prospects, fat, and are in the habit of blaming their own inadequacies on others. The idea that you can judge someone based on the colour of their skin is just such an inordinately stupid way to think. Don't you agree?[/p][/quote]http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/national/ 11420980.Stars_urge_ more_TV_ethnic_diver sity/ ^^here's some black racists for you.[/p][/quote]I don't think there is any question that racism is in some way limited to white people - it isn't. My comments still stand, racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. You can be a white racist idiot and you can be a black racist idiot. Neither is an excuse for the other. Ennuid
  • Score: 2

4:51pm Wed 20 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

"racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. "

That's your opinion.

Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.
"racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. " That's your opinion. Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience. notslimjim
  • Score: -2

6:15pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Gribbet says...

G Wiley wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake.
@Gribbet - good to see the left-wing green fanboys coming out of their holes and start attacking UKIP (or any other party for that matter).

At least Nigel is doing something about the situation. Of course it took your group of loony-activist conveners (i.e. you don't have any real leaders - do you?) ages to get round to chucking anti-war anti-capitalist racist-calling Ben Duncan out of your party when he became a total embarrassment.

Why don't you reveal more of your anti-capitalist pro-left activist aims?
Nigel is actually doing nothing about any situation apart from soaking up a few dud votes from a few ageing Thatcherites/Blairit
es and cultivating a new wave of 'acceptable racism'.

Not sure why you're running to his defence either given the contribution he'll be making towards getting Milliband elected and your beloved Cameron kicked out.
[quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: The latest in a string of homophobic and racist blunders and I'm sure it won't be the last. Don't apologise, just come out and admit that you're a racist man leading a racist party. Until you and your racist party members come out of the closet, UKIPers are going to keep slipping up and revealing their true racist/homophobic selves by mistake.[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - good to see the left-wing green fanboys coming out of their holes and start attacking UKIP (or any other party for that matter). At least Nigel is doing something about the situation. Of course it took your group of loony-activist conveners (i.e. you don't have any real leaders - do you?) ages to get round to chucking anti-war anti-capitalist racist-calling Ben Duncan out of your party when he became a total embarrassment. Why don't you reveal more of your anti-capitalist pro-left activist aims?[/p][/quote]Nigel is actually doing nothing about any situation apart from soaking up a few dud votes from a few ageing Thatcherites/Blairit es and cultivating a new wave of 'acceptable racism'. Not sure why you're running to his defence either given the contribution he'll be making towards getting Milliband elected and your beloved Cameron kicked out. Gribbet
  • Score: -1

5:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Ennuid says...

notslimjim wrote:
"racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. "

That's your opinion.

Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.
So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others?
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: "racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. " That's your opinion. Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.[/p][/quote]So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others? Ennuid
  • Score: 0

7:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Ennuid wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
"racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. "

That's your opinion.

Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.
So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others?
I haven't mentioned relative superiority.

I was talking about how racism can arise through knowledge.
[quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: "racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. " That's your opinion. Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.[/p][/quote]So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others?[/p][/quote]I haven't mentioned relative superiority. I was talking about how racism can arise through knowledge. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Ennuid says...

notslimjim wrote:
Ennuid wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
"racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. "

That's your opinion.

Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.
So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others?
I haven't mentioned relative superiority.

I was talking about how racism can arise through knowledge.
I believe the Daily Mash puts it better than I ever could:

"UKIP has asked for clarification on whether ‘casual racism’ is the same as ‘proper racism’.

The party wants to know if terms such as ‘ting-tong’ are offensive and when to apologise for using the word ‘****’.

Tom Logan, a UKIP candidate from Peterborough, said: “If people object to ‘casual racism’ then they shouldn’t call it ‘casual’. That makes me think everyone is very relaxed about it.

“This means there’s now a huge number of words I can no longer say out loud. Luckily the vast majority of my conversations take place inside my own head. It’s so noisy in there.”

Jane Thomson, a UKIP candidate from Doncaster, said: “This is confusing. Jeremy Clarkson used the word ‘slope’ in a very casual way. It’s not as if he wrote it down or used it while talking to a member of the Royal family.

“And he’s still being paid a huge amount of money by the BBC. It’s not as if they sacked him immediately. They just gave him a bit of a talking to and then wrote him another massive cheque.

“What about ‘dago’?”"
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: "racism wherever it comes from is born of stupidity and ignorance. " That's your opinion. Racism can also arise from knowledge of other races, ranging from perceived behaviour right through to personal experience.[/p][/quote]So on that basis do you believe some races are superior or inferior to others?[/p][/quote]I haven't mentioned relative superiority. I was talking about how racism can arise through knowledge.[/p][/quote]I believe the Daily Mash puts it better than I ever could: "UKIP has asked for clarification on whether ‘casual racism’ is the same as ‘proper racism’. The party wants to know if terms such as ‘ting-tong’ are offensive and when to apologise for using the word ‘****’. Tom Logan, a UKIP candidate from Peterborough, said: “If people object to ‘casual racism’ then they shouldn’t call it ‘casual’. That makes me think everyone is very relaxed about it. “This means there’s now a huge number of words I can no longer say out loud. Luckily the vast majority of my conversations take place inside my own head. It’s so noisy in there.” Jane Thomson, a UKIP candidate from Doncaster, said: “This is confusing. Jeremy Clarkson used the word ‘slope’ in a very casual way. It’s not as if he wrote it down or used it while talking to a member of the Royal family. “And he’s still being paid a huge amount of money by the BBC. It’s not as if they sacked him immediately. They just gave him a bit of a talking to and then wrote him another massive cheque. “What about ‘dago’?”" Ennuid
  • Score: 0

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