Follow @JohnPlatinumG Nigel Farage has been inteviewed on BBC (0700) News and finished the interview by saying "you will be seeing less of me in the future". If you believe it, and think like me, you will be thinking thank God for that. This right-wing stitched-on grin has never been off our screens, well captured in this short video. In the European elections UKIP has made significant gains as has the extreme right all over Europe, showing an unwelcome trend, for those of us who have campaigned against racism all our lives. When Farage was a Conservative he was to the far right of a party that contains such racists as Theresa May. She, and the Conservatives in general, are largely responsible for the rise in UKIP's increase in 10 European seats to 23 overall with one or two seats still to be counted. In the vilification of Muslims, homage to our US masters, she has given racism a half-human face.
Farage as recently as1998 referred to blacks as "niggers" and "nig-nogs" but now denies he ever said it. He clearly did. Professor Alan Sked, who founded UKIP, did not want this kind of racism for the party and reported Farage's racist remarks to the press. Farage threatened through his lawyers to sue Sked, but never went through with it, showing that he knew in his heart that Sked was right. This makes him a liar, which is not unique to UKIP politicians of course, but Farage has shown he is quite prepared to lie to convert the gullible to what has now become a right-wing nationalist party before with his highly inflated immigration projections about a flood of Romanians and Bulgarians which did not occur. This hyperbole is reminiscent of the rhetoric of former racist, Enoch Powell, with his 'rivers of blood' speech.
This week Prince Charles compared Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler. Yes, Putin is popular, but there has been no recent history of Russian imperialism or land grabs, though you would not believe this watching mainstream media, which portrays the legitimate home-based referendum in Crimea as a Russian invasion. The other referenda in Ukraine in the Donetsk and other Eastern regions took place under the duress of an army blockade even though Putin asked the electorate not to go ahead, hardly the action of a dictator. He was ignored. Eventually I see these regions becoming part of the Russian Federation. It will be portrayed as an invasion in our press.
In Ukraine since February there has been a lot of western-promoted riots which have put the country in chaos. Yesterday they too had an election. Putin has said he would work with anybody elected who was not a criminal. This seems to mean he will work with Petro Poroshenko who appears to have convincingly won the election there, but would not have been prepared to work with Yulia Timoshenko, who was the other front-runner. She, until the riots in Kiev which installed an illegal government, was serving a prison sentence for embezzlement and corruption. Surprisingly this Poroshenko victory has not been reported on the BBC yet. Poroshenko has talked peace so it needs to be seen if he keeps his word. What this may mean is that the eastern regions will be ceded to the Russian Federation, even if that means another referendum first. He has also talked of believing in a united Ukraine. In this result the west, who have pumped millions of dollars in pushing for regime-change, will be most disappointed, though Poroshenko allegedly has business interests in the west as well as in Russia.
So it would appear the Ukraine, which has recently seen racism showing all its many ugly faces, has voted against the illegal government that took over Ukraine. Beware that Farage's rise in power does not lead to a tsunami of racist riots. There is a tradition of fighting against racism from good people everywhere. If Nigel Farage ever came to power it would spell disaster. As it is they have not got a single seat in Westminster. Farage predicts that at the next General election UKIP will win parliamentary seats. That being so, keep a weather eye on this unwelcome surge.
Update on the Proshenko election:
The election of Poroshenko appears to have undergone some electronic anomalies and it may be referred back to a count. The right sector fascists, responsible for the deaths of many people in Odessa, which has taken over the Ukraine secret services (SUB), has apparently detected a bug, which may lead to a manual recount. It makes one want to ask if Karl Rove is in charge. Poroshenko is thought to have more than the 55% of votes necessary to take office. However the west wanted Timoshenko, who only polled about 12% in a low turnout, to win. Otherwise their investment in creating a failed state will be lost.