What is it with The Daily Mail and UKIP? For months now the paper has waged a dirty little campaign against the party by over-egging any incident into a ridiculous claim that its support is collapsing under a deluge of bad news stories – even though the polls consistently show that as wishful thinking.
The latest involves Victoria Ayling
“A high-profile UKIP politician is facing a racism storm after being caught on camera saying all immigrants to Britain should be sent back home.
Victoria Ayling, who made headlines when she defected from the Tories in March, made the inflammatory comments in a 20-minute video seen by The Mail on Sunday.”
How the DM loves its storms and rows…except that the “storm” of criticism is usually a hack phoning a handful of “usual suspects” (Diane Abbott, anyone?) for a prepackaged rentaquote. Once you get deeper into the story, however, the plot begins to unravel
High profile? Trusted ally? She only joined a few months ago and for most members she must be fairly low on the radar but, according to “an insider”, she’s a “Farage Filly”
“An insider”….hmmmmm….I wonder who that can be?
If you actually listen to the tape it is clear from the context she is talking about illegal immigration. This is a long established concern, not just for UKIP members but also for a large majority of UK citizens – and the DM if you read it regularly. So will the DM report itself to Diane Abbott for “racism”?
The tape is raw and unedited – so how did the Mail get hold of it? You may well ask, and it is not too difficult to work out who.
Oh – I almost forgot. Did Mrs Ayling make this tape after she joined UKIP and met Nigel Farage as appears to be implied in the opening lines of the article?
Well…er…no, actually. It was made nearly seven years ago when she was trying to become a Conservative MEP. It was made for the Tories!
Nice try, DM, especially a few days after that insidious little piece associating Farage with the tragic suicide of a pilot . Fortunately, as can be seen in the comments on all these stories even non UKIP readers of the DM have latched on to the DM’s nasty little agenda.
Would any forensic investigation find elements of DNA from Tory HQ in this campaign?
You might think that, I couldn’t possibly comment…….