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Kilroy’s Still Here

by | 13th, May 2004

‘WE have seen the future and, just as the mobile phone commercial says, it’s orange.

‘Vote for me and keep the Germans off my sunbeds’

In fact, it is the exact hue of Robert Kilroy-Silk’s permatanned skin, which is not surprising as Kilroy is the face of the future.

The 61-year-old former TV presenter yesterday helped to launch the UK Independence Party’s European election campaign with an attack on the “metropolitan political elite”.

It makes a change from his normal target – foreigners of any sort, but specifically Arabs (or “suicide bombers, limb-amputators and women repressors”, as he prefers to call them).

According to the Guardian, Kilroy claims to speak for the ordinary men and women of this country who are fed up with being ignored and patronised by this metropolitan elite.

How is he qualified to speak on their behalf? He has had 250,000 of them on his show over the past two decades…and during that time he has ignored or patronised every single one of them.

If Kilroy Silk is the UKIP’s most high-profile supporter, it has attracted a veritable rag-bag of backers from PR guru Max Clifford, boxing promoter Frank Maloney and burglar’s enemy Tony Martin.

Its leader is Roger Knapman, a former Tory MP who didn’t find the party’s policies right-wing enough for his taste.

Despite pandering to the electorate’s basest instincts, starting with a pathetic TV advert last night, the UKIP claims not to have any links with fascist groups like the BNP.

But the Guardian warns that such is the growing anxiety about the threat posed by the BNP in next month’s local and European elections that senior members of the three main parties have met to decide how best to counter it.

The paper says they are particularly concerned at new research that shows that the party “is successfully portraying itself among some voters as a mainstream democratic, political organisation”.

The study by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust found that the BNP is perceived as being very active, closely representing the views of its members and, say its supporters, “would make a difference”.

It would indeed make a difference – it would prove that racism and fascism is alive and well and able (just about) to put a X in a square.’

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