Farage apologises over 'ting tong'

Nigel Farage has said sorry in person, according to the BBC

Nigel Farage has said sorry in person, according to the BBC

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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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6:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

bearfacts says...

Janice Atkinson should be sacked for her flippant remark, UKIP do not need this behaviour especially after being called a racist party. Nigel Farage needs to keep his party squeaky clean and replace her.
Janice Atkinson should be sacked for her flippant remark, UKIP do not need this behaviour especially after being called a racist party. Nigel Farage needs to keep his party squeaky clean and replace her. bearfacts
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6:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Goat67 says...

It will make the UKIP supporters in the South East feel safe knowing that their chosen representative is naive for sure.

This kind of clanger is common in all the mainstream political parties and while UKIP started out as a breath of fresh air, as soon as the Bankster's injected the money, via people from the main three parties jumping ship to UKIP and taking financial backers along with them, UKIP became just like all the other horses in a very narrow field. Easy to own and control.

We need a similar system to Switzerland, a two tier democracy, party politics and direct democracy together.

After all democracy means power in the hands of the people not power in the hands of the Capitalist's.
It will make the UKIP supporters in the South East feel safe knowing that their chosen representative is naive for sure. This kind of clanger is common in all the mainstream political parties and while UKIP started out as a breath of fresh air, as soon as the Bankster's injected the money, via people from the main three parties jumping ship to UKIP and taking financial backers along with them, UKIP became just like all the other horses in a very narrow field. Easy to own and control. We need a similar system to Switzerland, a two tier democracy, party politics and direct democracy together. After all democracy means power in the hands of the people not power in the hands of the Capitalist's. Goat67
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12:48pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DrChan says...

UKIP attracts people like Janice Atkinson, and for obvious reasons in my opinion. UKIP pursues very xenophobic policies which will attract people with questionable views towards anyone who isn't white or doesn't speak English. The slinking off the scene of the EDL and BNP is no surprise to me. I wonder whose banner they're waving now?

It's a shame that UKIP is getting so much attention because of daft comments made by its members, instead of those MEPs trying to use Britain's position in the EU to good effect, such as Jean Lambert MEP from the Green Party, calling for a ban on weapons exports to Israel - after their continued bullying of Palestine.
UKIP attracts people like Janice Atkinson, and for obvious reasons in my opinion. UKIP pursues very xenophobic policies which will attract people with questionable views towards anyone who isn't white or doesn't speak English. The slinking off the scene of the EDL and BNP is no surprise to me. I wonder whose banner they're waving now? It's a shame that UKIP is getting so much attention because of daft comments made by its members, instead of those MEPs trying to use Britain's position in the EU to good effect, such as Jean Lambert MEP from the Green Party, calling for a ban on weapons exports to Israel - after their continued bullying of Palestine. DrChan
  • Score: 2
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