Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This man is a saint.

BBC News - UKIP's Godfrey Bloom says aid going to 'bongo bongo land'

A UKIP politician has been captured on film saying British aid should not be sent to "bongo bongo land".

MEP Godfrey Bloom was recorded telling a meeting of supporters aid was spent on things like sunglasses and Ferraris.

He also claimed British aid was spent on fighter planes in Pakistan, which he called "treason" by the UK government.

The film was obtained by the Guardian. Mr Bloom, MEP for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, told the paper: "I don't do political correctness."

In the footage, recorded last month at a meeting in Wordsley, West Midland, Mr Bloom said: "How we can possibly be giving a billion pounds a month, when we're in this sort of debt, to bongo bongo land is completely beyond me.

"To buy Ray-Ban sunglasses, apartments in Paris, Ferraris and all the rest of it that goes with most of the foreign aid.

"F18s for Pakistan. We need a new squadron of F18s. Who's got the squadrons? Pakistan, where we send the money."

A UKIP spokesman told the Guardian the matter was being "discussed right at the very highest level of the party".

But Mr Bloom defended his comments when contacted by the newspaper.

According to the paper, he told them: "What's wrong with that? I'm not a wishy-washy Tory. I don't do political correctness. The fact that the Guardian is reporting this will probably double my vote in the north of England."

In the video, Mr Bloom also criticised the European Court of Human Rights and European treaties.
"You can torture people to death but you jolly well can't give them a full life sentence because that's against their human rights," he said.

"We can't hang them because we're now a member of the European Union and it's embedded in the Treaty of Rome."

Mr Bloom said he would be "delighted" to "throw the rope over the beam" at the hanging of certain criminals.

The MEP is no stranger to controversy. In 2010, he was ejected from the European Parliament for directing a Nazi slogan at a German colleague.

And in 2011, he said small firms would have to be "stark staring mad" to hire young women because of the risk of them needing maternity leave at a later stage.

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