Voters: New UKIP Adverts Are Not Racist

Will Dahlgreen, YouGov, April 24, 2014

UKIP launched some new adverts this week, to kick start their campaign for the European Parliament elections on May 22nd.

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They have been widely criticised. Labour MP Mike Gapes called them “racist”, while Conservative MP Nicholas Soames called them “offensive and ignorant”.

But when shown pictures of the above two posters most people (59%) disagree that they are racist, and 53% disagree that they are offensive and ignorant.

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In fact, the majority (57%) agree with Nigel Farage’s defence–that they are a “hard-hitting reflection of reality”–and people tend to support their general message, by 50-41%.

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The party leader, Nigel Farage, said: “Are we going to ruffle a few feathers among the chattering classes? Yes. Are we bothered about that? Not in the slightest.”

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  • dd121

    So the globalists are seeing a little blow back. It’s not about “racism”, it’s about keeping your civilization.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      “it’s about keeping your civilization” – And as long as that civilization is White it will always be about racism.

  • Take the hint, UKIP: When all your enemies join together in an effort to throw you into the briar patch, you should beg them not to.

    “Spell that out for me, QD.”

    Most of the British political establishment is fuming against this. This gives UKIP an opportunity to position itself against the entire British political establishment, using an issue that digs deep into the electorate.

    Me against the world political marketing often works, especially when the world is unpopular.

  • David Ashton

    The posters could have been a better use of Sykes’ money. But the media attacks on UKIP are likely to prove a damp squib, if not counter-productive. They are making inroads in the white council estates as well as the white shire golf-clubs.

    • That’s been the constant knock against UKIP, that they mainly appeal to disaffected Tories in somewhat the same way that the BNP appealed to disaffected white Labour voters. Especially considering Britain’s relatively rigid classism, which I know is dissolving, any party that can do well among both lower and upper class whites has something on the ball.

      • David Ashton

        “Never count the votes till after the results are declared” (O.Mosley, not the best of his many brilliant aphorisms).

        According to the Daily Telegraph, April 28, YouGov gives UKIP 31%, Labour 28%, Conservatives 19% and Liberal Democrats 9%. UKIP “does just as well in the industrial heartlands…some of its biggest supporters are former manual workers”.

  • DaveMed

    I’m at a loss as to how the posters above are racist.

    Is it the fact that the hand and the worker are White?

    • NeanderthalDNA

      It’s racist to ever defend anyone who is White for any reason. And it’s easy to call someone racist.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    How is defending your culture and civilization from massive third world invasion “racist”? Oh, I get it. It’s only “racist” when whites do it.

  • RisingReich

    Facts are racist. I like this campaign. Facts can stand alone.

  • These posters would be called racist in the USA if they were used by a white politician here.
    Fake conservative Sean Hannity has been railing against “racist” Clive Bundy and now Sterling, the NBA owner. Essentially everything that defends any element of white life or culture is now racist, deemed such by libtards and conservatards alike.

    • tlk244182

      I was hoping to see more high-profile Whites defend Sterling’s right to say anything he wants in a private conversation. How much of this crap are we going to take? I don’t listen to Hannity anymore, but I’m disappointed to learn that he has sunk this low.

    • saxonsun

      And he first defended Bundy.

  • Strike_Team

    They should have made the hand with the finger pointing at the reader a bit more tanned.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    The wind blew and ruffled my hair. Is that racist? We are truly in an age of anti-intellectualism.

  • Pro_Whitey

    I have my doubts about this Farage fellow, especially because he tries to distance himself from similar continental movements, but these ads look just right. They are reality, not racism, but because they evoke the fear and stoke the unity of white people, they drive the left crazy. A similar thing occurred years ago when Jesse Helms or a group that supported his reelection had an anti-affirmative action TV ad with white hands tearing up a pink slip. It also worked.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Perhaps you are too young to remember Bush the Father’s Willie Horton ad. It’s on YouTube. Google

      Willie Horton 1988 Attack Ad

  • Bill_der_Berg

    Pavlov’s dogs are rebelling. They refuse to salivate when the ‘anti-racists’ ring the bell.

  • I think that people ought to bear in mind that all the other parties, particularly Labour, as well as the wider “liberal” establishment, have an objective to link UKIP with “racism” and “far right” views – even though they are more “tea party” and “civic nationalist” than properly nationalistic.

    That is the agenda of the opposition, to trail around every known UKIP member and scour their facebook and twitter data, attend their meetings, or whatever, and hunt down any whiff of comments that they can magnify as some major outrage.

    It does not matter what UKIP would have put on their immigration poster – if it was against immigration at all they, the establishment, would have used the same script anyway.

    It is good news that so many saw through this agenda, but still alarming that around 40% of people thought they were racist or offensive!

    But this is how far Britain has gone to the dogs – the pavlovian dogs. Not only do they repeat what they are told to think about them, but they are too stupid to even distinguish “racism” from what could be at the most “xenophobia”, and it is not even that!

    I am embarrassed that so many of my fellow nationals are that stupid and that brainwashed.

    Of course, if they took the polling data in somewhere like London, over half of the population are non-white or of other immigrant stock, so they are not likely to want to say their own presence here is a detriment to this country! Some do indeed want to the close the door for their own selfish financial reasons and job prospect reasons, but I would not be sure as to how many.

    • Sangraal

      One definitely gets the sense of politicians, media, et al scraping the barrel with these accusations. They’re really clutching at straws. Farage is only slightly less PC as the rest of them, so they’re reduced to conjuring accusations up out of nowhere, or trawling twitter feeds. I also get the sense that Clegg and his party are saying anything to appear relevant, as they’re staring their inevitable decline as the ‘third party’ in the face. I believe his comments about the Church of England are part of this effort, as is attempting to be a kind of ‘anti-Ukip’.

      I’m no fan of Ukip, but something that has pleasantly surprised me is that the outing of candidates’ ‘racist’ (ie. perfectly reasonable) comments doesn’t seem to have hurt their popularity. This poll adds to that. If people aren’t put off by ‘sickening’, ‘vile’, ‘repulsive’ comments about Lenny Henry going back to Africa etc., then this suggests that many people aren’t taking the media & politicians’ accusations of racism seriously – either because they’re pathetic and basless, as with the posters, or, as with the twitter comments, because they just don’t care [about ‘racism’] anymore. It also suggests people aren’t being swayed by the left’s well-worn tactic of ‘linking’ – ‘X said this, he is linked to Y, ergo Y is as guilty as X’. In this case, it’s a shame that these views are not shared by the party as a whole – but any cracks in this logic are welcome. If people can recognise that Andre Lampitt’s comments don’t represent Farage/Ukip, they are one step closer to recognising that, to use a recent example, Glen Frazier Cross’s actions don’t represent Stormfront, or the WN movement as a whole.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      Question for BA: if Scotland goes its own way in September, how will that affect the political landscape in (what was) the UK?

      • Well, that is a rather large question – and I’m afraid I am not that well studied on the matter to give a true or full answer.

        Of course, I think I would prefer them to stay – in a kind of “united we stand, divided we fall” kind of way, as indigenous British peoples.

        However, at the same time, being a nationalist, I could hardly be against them if they did want to be their own independent nation again.

        I believe the UK comprises of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – whereas Britain is just England, Scotland and Wales. I have to admit I do not know what ‘technically’ happens when “Britain” no longer exists.

        My main concern with that is whether the technicality renders what are now deemed “British citizens” – often almost exclusively meaning immigrant non-white stock – as thus being deemed “English” as they reside in England and not “Britain”.

        Of course, this would remove our own ethnic identity and classification – which would be problematic to say the least.

        If Scotland go their own way, I expect the campaign for an English parliament to grow much stronger and for Wales to move further away from the union as a result.

        Seeing as Scotland is heavily “left liberal”, pro immigration, etc, much like Liverpool is that kind of “socialist left”, I could see them heading into partnership with the EU, parroting on about needing immigrants to cover their declining population, and all the rest of it.

        But who knows, perhaps like the irony of Communist nations often retaining their ethnic homogeneity, it may go the same way for Scotland.

        Sorry for such a weak answer, but I really do not know how to properly answer the question. It is not something I have really studied or thought too much about as I have become quite detached from the mechanisms and orchestrations of the establishment.

  • WR_the_realist

    I don’t care whether they’re “racist” or not, I only care if UKIP will actually cut immigration. If they will, they’re a good party. “Racist” is merely a word invented to stifle certain opinions and censor certain facts. I just wish America could have a party that will slash immigration and could actually get elected.

  • LHathaway

    The only way to not be racist is to be racist. In this country, you’d need a prominent NAAWP. White journalists associations at every media outlet. Fire and police department too. Affirmative action for whites, any place, area or arena where whites are not ‘X’ percent of the population or activity. You’d need white universities. . if we have black ones, why don’t we have them for whites? White pride meetings, white entertainment television, radio, websites. White student unions and councils. Again, if we have them for every other race, why not for whites?

    If they truly want whites to accept ‘anti-racism’ efforts, they would be best to promote them, and also promote racial consciousness, for whites too. Whether they really want ‘anti-racism’ to succeed or not is another question. . .

    I think they just weave this unfair social advantage, this ‘anti-racism’ because they want white women to sleep with men of color. So, in reality, the pictures above might not be too far off the mark, even if these images are deemed ‘ignorant and offensive’

  • Kirk Dickenson

    UKIP are the last resort of British patriots. ‘Kippers’ will fight to the bitter end to preserve British democracy………..before the UK is engulfed in a soviet style European Union……..a European Super State!

    Vote UKIP for freedom and democracy! American citizens should empathise with their British couzins……………….we in Britain need the ‘spirit of 76’, now more than ever…………..!