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Ribble Valley Tories’ Racist Joke Exposed And The Guardian Forgets Kirk, Tonge And Dalyell

by | 3rd, May 2010

AN election looms, so perfect time, then, for Simon Farnsworth, a Tory councillor for Ribble Valley councillor, to send a racist joke to Ken Hind, his fellow councillor and a former Tory parliamentary candidate in Selby and Lancashire West at the 1997 and 1992 elections. The joke makes its way to the Guardian, via people with a vested interest in doing down the Tories.

Before we go on, get a load of these fine LibDem operatives like Madeleine Kirk and Jenny Tonge, and the lovely Labour MP Tam Dalyell who spoke of the Government being in thrall of a “cabal of Jewish advisers“. None is a racist. All are just stating an opinion. You have a right to be offended. Are you?

Racism, bigotry and pointing the finger at “them” is everywhere. It’s is not the preserve of any one party, although the BNP do make it a crux of their being.

Farnsworth sent the funny to an email list, whish also included the name of Ribble Valley Tory MP Nigel Evans, the mayor of South Ribble, and fellow Conservative councillors.

Want to hear the joke?

Course you do:

A Somalian arrives in the UK as a new immigrant. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr UK man for letting me into this country, giving me housing, money for food, free medical care, free education and no taxes!”

The passerby says, “You are mistaken, I am an Afghani [sic]!”

The man goes on and encounters another passer by. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in the UK!”

The person says, “I not from the UK, I am Iraqi!”

The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, ‘Thank you for the wonderful UK!’ That person puts up his hand and says, “I am from Pakistan, I am not from the UK!”

He finally sees a nice lady and asks, “Are you British?”

She says, “No, I am from India!” Puzzled, he asks her, “Where are all the British?”

The Indian lady checks her watch and says: “Probably all at work.”

Tories obviously don’t watch Jeremy Kyle.

The email ended with the promise:

“IF YOU DON’T PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS YOU WILL RECEIVE 3 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ABSOLUTELY FREE.”

A Tory spokesman tells the world:

“Simon Farnsworth and Ken Hind have been suspended from the Party. The contents of this email have no place in the Conservative party.”

Hind apologises. He says some of this pals are funny foreigners and so on… And David Eccleston, who received the email by mistake and passed it to the Guardian, seizes his moment to opine:

David Cameron “seems like a nice guy and he seems to care”, but “these jokes bring you back to Earth with a bang because you realise that behind Cameron’s call for ‘change’ are the same old nasty Conservative party – and that’s not change.”

What utter nonsense.

Gordon Brown calls a woman a bigot so all Labour party members are nutters who when argued with call you names and attack old ladies? LibDems are all anti-Semites?

The joke is not funny. It’s golf club humour laced with spite and knowing nods. It’s clubby. It’s the kind of thing MPs and politicians tell each other in private…

Spotter



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