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triangle.128k says2016-03-19T17:37:34.4616526Z
@Texas14 Why do you think the UKIP is racist?
Some_Guy_on_the_bus says2016-03-21T17:42:44.3121006Z
It is a common opinion that the United Kingdom Independence Party have racist views and many of the members are racist.
Texas14 says2016-03-21T23:36:05.9071897Z
@triangle.128k, I've read several articles with quotes from UKIP members where they sound a lot like Donald Trump, Ben Carson and other racist bigoted politicians that we have here in America.
triangle.128k says2016-03-27T18:03:39.9270580Z
@Texas14 That's just the media cherry picking people and misinterpreting quotes.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-28T00:18:22.9627791Z
Have you seen the documentary "Meet the UKIPers"?
triangle.128k says2016-03-28T01:04:18.1900407Z
@BrendanD19 I just watched part of it, and it is obvious cherry picking.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-28T02:27:57.9881095Z
Seeing as they showed full context for statements I would say it isn't really cherrypicking
triangle.128k says2016-03-28T02:31:31.0074750Z
It's cherry picking if you're showing how UKIP is racist by cherry picking specific racist UKIP supporters. Every party has their fair share of bigoted racists.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-28T04:38:37.1163600Z
No, what they did was they were embeded with UKIP members and coucilers in South Thanet. They didn't just take clips of UKIP members they found online, they followed the UKIP members and filmed with their permission and showed the conversations they had.
triangle.128k says2016-03-29T21:38:29.1693728Z
Seems highly edited from what I've seen of it. Nigel Farage is opposed to racism and the far right, he would never approve of any racism. In fact, he's probably done more to fight the far right than any other party leader has. And as I said, every party has their fair share of racists.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-29T22:22:14.0733990Z
More to fight the far right, than say, George Galloway? Leader of Respect? The guy who organizes many of the protests against the Far-Right?
BrendanD19 says2016-03-29T22:22:57.3324763Z
Have you watched the whole thing? Seriously, just watch it.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-29T22:29:13.7160890Z
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fSbpNh9fDY
BrendanD19 says2016-03-29T22:41:29.3544046Z
And 44% of Brits viewed UKIP as racist BEFORE the documentary was released. And nearly half of voters think that your party is racist, you really need to ask why. Maybe it's because UKIP's policies seem to have a certain appeal to members of the Far-Right, maybe it's because numerous candidates have strong ties to groups like the BNP and the EDL, maybe it's because they have somehow managed to attract the support of Britain First and Nick Griffin, maybe its, because they have a PR person who's specific job, is to deal with members who say racist stuff, etc. etc.
triangle.128k says2016-03-30T00:46:27.9605012Z
@BrendanD19 I'm halfway into the documentary, and it's just cherry picking at specific UKIP members. One was apparently a UKIP member who left the national front after realizing how crazy they were, and then another person banned from the UKIP for being racist, and some other people being cherry picked at. Do you know how many members are actually in UKIP? A few racists doesn't mean the whole party is racist, because Nigel Farage is completely against racism. Did you even hear that UKIP banned people with far-right connections from joining?
triangle.128k says2016-03-30T00:49:05.8023130Z
A bunch of British people thinking the party is racist doesn't inherently make it racist. Because the UKIP is pretty "anti-establishment" and in favor of radical change, naturally the media will demonize them. Nigel Farage has never implied he's racist either, and he basically represents the party.
BrendanD19 says2016-03-30T01:04:26.9882180Z
Maybe it's because UKIP's policies seem to have a certain appeal to members of the Far-Right, maybe it's because numerous candidates have strong ties to groups like the BNP and the EDL, maybe it's because they have somehow managed to attract the support of Britain First and Nick Griffin, maybe its, because they have a PR person who's specific job, is to deal with members who say racist stuff, etc. etc.
Emilrose says2016-03-30T01:26:30.9063046Z
@BrendanD19, the question is over whether UKIP *itself* is racist (which I don't think it inherently is, considering its emphasis on making it easier for what would be considered racial minorities not living within the E.U to come in live/work in the U.K.) Proposing a points system (though some may disagree with it) isn't exactly what one define as 'racist'. Racism is when an individual/group is specifically targeted exclusively on the basis of their race and ethnicity.
Heraclitus says2016-04-11T13:42:07.5302646Z
Everything the left disagrees with nowadays is catogorised as 'racist' and 'fascist.'
BrendanD19 says2016-04-30T14:47:35.8384170Z
I don't categorize The LibDems/New Labour as Racist
triangle.128k says2016-04-30T16:00:40.4649234Z
@BrendanD19 Some of the left unfairly labels the nationalist right wing populist groups as racist though.
BrendanD19 says2016-04-30T17:56:49.1855944Z
I would argue to the contrary as we know, and I think that many right-wing populists and most right wing nationalists are to some extent, either racist or bigoted.
BrendanD19 says2016-04-30T17:58:58.5884239Z
But I was responding to the argument that the left labels EVERYTHING we don't like as racist when that simply is not true, and two prime examples are the LibDems and New Labour (or as they are now know, extinct)

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