Ukip’s Victoria Ayling And Her Little Problem With Lord Rob Neasden
“SEND them all back home,” says Victoria Ayling, according to the Mail. The paper says Ayling says all immigrants in Britain should be sent back home. Did she take the Ukip psychometric test designed to assess the candidates’ character and judgment? The fruitcakes and the deranged were weeded out. Or were they weeded in? Hard to tell. Problem is, if we can’t rely on Ukip to corral all the bigots and nutjobs into one place and give them a club rosette, they’ll scatter and in isolation be less entertaining.
As for Ayling, The Mail calls her a “high-profile UKIP politician”. But we’ve never heard of her before now. A quick spot of online tells us that in March, Ayling moved from the Tories to the Ukippers in March 2013. The BBC reported:
A former Conservative general election candidate claims many Tories are preparing to follow her lead and defect to the UK Independence Party. Victoria Ayling said she had lost confidence in David Cameron and believed the government was not doing enough to tackle immigration.
Mrs Ayling is councillor with East Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire. ..
In 2010 she came close to causing a general election upset when she reduced Labour MP Austin Mitchell’s majority in Great Grimsby to just 714 votes.
The Mail says it “caught her on camera” saying of the video: ”[It could be used for] some future get back at me. Bribery, blackmail – we need the blackmail music don’t we.”
Eh? Is that pun? She then adds:
“We must basically repatriate those that shouldn’t be here. That’s not quite policy yet. Maybe I should soften it a bit… OK. Send them back.”
She then adds:
“Multiculturalism is dead, I’m allowed to say that, but maybe Britishness is waving the National Front flag a bit. We must control immigration. We cannot sustain the numbers coming in; the strains on our infrastructure are enormous. Control should be done fairly and the points system like they have in Australia and all those coming here should be encouraged to speak English so they can integrate… I just want to send the lot back but I can’t say that.”
When confronted with the video, Mrs Ayling insisted her comments were taken “out of context” and she was only referring to illegal immigrants.
“It is nothing different from what the Home Secretary is advocating now any way. And the blackmail music is from a Monty Python sketch. I don’t think there is anything there that can be seen as offensive or politically incorrect. I stand by what I said: illegal immigrants should be sent back home and multiculturalism won’t work. It was a throwaway comment that has been taken out of context.”
The video was shot by her now ex-husband Rob:
“Victoria said during the divorce she would never be entering national politics again. Now, with her being a rising star of UKIP, I think it is a public interest story in terms of the electorate knowing what kind of a woman she is. I remember remarking that [her comment] was a little bit National Front and she replied that we should send them back. I wasn’t shocked as she’s like that all the time. Victoria will do anything to further her political career. She felt she was passed over by the Tories, that’s why she defected. She has a better chance of being an MP or MEP with UKIP. It is complete opportunism, power at all costs.”
The Mail then gives short bio of the Ayling – and it’s great:
The UKIP councillor and Rob Ayling split acrimoniously last year after he had an affair with Kristian Darling. She was a finalist in the Miss America competition in 1987, aged 17. A decree absolute was issued in August last year…
Mr Ayling married Miss Darling on Easter Day this year. The couple divide their time between the US and UK. Mrs Ayling lives with Lord Kevin Couling, who is believed to have bought his title, the 64th Lord of Little Neasden.
Ha. Lord Neasden.