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  • IanMunro
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    mostly students, shouting “you are a racist” and “go back to England”.

    😀 Bless.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    And sent him homeward take think again

    glupton1976
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    There are four universities in Edinburgh. I can see one lot of students calling the guy a racist and three lots just plain old telling him to get back to england.

    trail_rat
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    Went to edinburgh to outline his parties policies to fight for a seat in aberdeen.

    Strikes of cba to me.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I like the way jo brand pronounced his name farage as in garage not faraaaage in his bizare wannabe french, hyacinth bucket style

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/nigel-farage-forced-to-flee-edinburgh-s-royal-mile-1-2933645

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s attempt to hold a press conference in a pub in Edinburgh today ended abruptly when protesters hijacked the event.

    • The UKIP leader was in Edinburgh to outline his party’s policies ahead of the Aberdeen Donside by-election

    • Farage was locked in a Royal Mile pub for his own safety after a taxi driver refused his fare

    • Police helped Farage escape in an armoured van as protestors shouted ‘You are a racist, go back to England’

    Mr Farage’s plans to outline his party’s policies to fight the Aberdeen Donside by-election in the Canon’s Gait pub were drowned out by up to 100 demonstrators, mostly students, shouting “you are a racist” and “go back to England”.

    As he tried to address gathered journalists, the growing crowd of protesters accused Mr Farage of being a homophobe.

    Eventually the publican called time on the event and told everyone, including Mr Farage, to leave the pub.

    Amid chaotic scenes, Mr Farage attempted to leave by getting into a passing taxi. With crowds swarming around the taxi, Mr Farage failed to persuade the driver to take him.

    Instead he was escorted back inside the now empty pub where he was locked in, apparently for his own safety.

    Later it was reported that Mr Farage escaped in the back of an armoured police van.

    piemonster
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    There a video on the Beeb

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22559526

    He’s not smiling like a massive tool this time.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Nice to see the Scots working hard to improve the electoral fortunes of the Conservative Party…

    shermer75
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    Very, very satisfying news 🙂

    konabunny
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    Only appropriate that Farage is reminded he’s on the electoral fringe and in the class of political parties that meets in pubs.

    100 demonstrators, mostly students, shouting “you are a racist” and “go back to England”.

    Tbf that’s not racist because most of the students will be from the Home Counties themselves..

    ernie_lynch
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    I wonder why the leader of a party whose entire raison d’etre is that the present Tory Party (despite being more right-wing than Thatcher) isn’t right-wing enough, feels he might have received anything other than a hostile reception in Scotland. Has he really not bothered checking Scotland’s polling history for the last 30 years ?

    Junkyard
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    Bloody foreigners coming up here and taking our nationalist politicians jobs why dont they just **** off back to where the came from and shove that union of theirs right up their arse

    Oh the ironing and how beautiful

    gordimhor
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    Don’t think he’ll be taking anyone’s job in Scotland, he couldn’t even be bothered to go to Aberdeen where the by election is actually taking place

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Junkyard – lazarus

    Bloody foreigners coming up here and taking our nationalist politicians jobs

    I don’t see UKIP politicians taking many jobs up here. Cleaning toilets maybe.

    taxi25
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    Taxi driver shamed himself !! Golden rule is, never judge, if your light is on and the fare has money in his/her pocket you pick them up ! Down my way he could find himself in a bit of trouble.

    ernie_lynch
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    Taxi driver shamed himself !!

    Perhaps the taxi driver couldn’t bear the thought of a Daily Mail fueled rant concerning everything that is wrong with the country ?

    After all, isn’t dispensing that sort of unrequested ear-bashing part of the taxi driver’s job ?

    5thElefant
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    I’d guess the taxi driver didn’t want his car upside down.

    athgray
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    That incident doesn’t make anyone look good.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    was the taxi driver a romanian?

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Athgray + 1

    athgray
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    I like the NE reporter who when given the opportunity to grill Farage on policy, asked him if he new the meaning of Aberdeen words. In future in Scotland we may infer someones ability to voice an opinion on Scottish politics by whether they can point to Auchtermuchty on a map!

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Or pronounce Milngavie, Leuchars and Kirkaldy without creating amusement to the locals! 😉

    athgray
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    God forbid teamhurtmore. Imagine the lynch mob.

    gonefishin
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    I fail to see what is wrong with people voicing their opinions although the irony of people in Edinburgh telling someone to go back to England isn’t lost on me.

    I’d have loved to have seen him try a similar stunt in Glasgow.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Why are the Police wasting resources “protecting” him and then driving him about everywhere? Use the bus like everyone else you stupid little man!

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    He’s on Radio4 at the moment bleating on about people who are mindlessly against stuff, finding scapegoats for all their problems, without thinking it through or taking time to consider alternative points of view… actually sounds serious… 😀

    grum
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    “Nigel, you’re a bawbag, Nigel you’re a bawbag, na, na, na, hey!”

    😀

    bencooper
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    In some ways it’s deeply disturbing that someone can’t voice their opinions without being shouted down by a mob.

    But hey, it’s Nigel Farrage…

    athgray
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    To be fair ononeorange he did try to use public transport twice. If the police were not there there is a chance the taxi drivers and the taxi’s would have been attacked as well as him.

    Also perhaps we could have found out some of his views yesterday if the crowd let him speak rather than wait until he is on Radio 4.

    I am no fan of UKIP by the way.

    bencooper
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    Also perhaps we could have found out some of his views yesterday if the crowd let him speak rather than wait until he is on Radio 4.

    We haven’t heard enough of his views already? He’s never off the news.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    OOO, very good question. Why did police have to waste/spend resources in protecting him? Why did they have to drive him away? Why wasn’t he able to simply take a taxi or a bus?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve been unable to take him too seriously since seeing the ‘Nigel Farage looking like a meerkat tumblr;

    gonefishin
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22566183

    Well that’s me in need of a new irony meter!

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    yup, that was the sort of thing he seemed quite convinced of…

    konabunny
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    Speaking to the Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Farage said: “If this is the face of Scottish nationalism, it’s a pretty ugly nation.”

    He added: “The anger, the hatred, the shouting, the snarling, the swearing was all linked in to a desire for the Union Jack to be burnt.”
    He’ll change his mind about keeping the UK together, then. England and Wales will leave the UK and the EU, thus solving the tricky post-independence questions.

    Junkyard
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    He told BBC Scotland the incident was deeply racist and displayed a total hatred of the English.

    He is an irony and self awareness free zone then- which poster on here is he?

    grum
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    Sounds a lot like whitegoodman

    Premier Icon andyfla
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    Gotta love the fact that they were telling him to go home, which is what Nigel wants immigrants to do.

    So are they supporting Nigel then ?

    I am very confused

    cranberry
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    Racists accuse someone of being racist.

    Someone left their left-wing irony meter at home yesterday, or maybe it was blew a fuse by having all those waster students waving around copied of Socialist Worker?

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